Preparation and Characterization of Paraffin/Palmitic Acid Eutectic Mixture in Thermal Energy Storage Applications

Bele Vinay Kumar
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. M G R University, Chennai, India
Abstract—Thermal Energy Storage using phase change materials has become an interesting area of energy research because of its high energy storage density, isothermal nature of storage process and small volume changes. There are wide ranges of phase change materials available commercially. This work deals with paraffin and Palmitic acid eutectic mixture in three different proportions as phase change materials and made an attempt to improve the properties.

Index Terms—Thermal energy storage system, Phase change material, Differential scanning calorimeter, SEM

Cite: Bele Vinay Kumar, "Preparation and Characterization of Paraffin/Palmitic Acid Eutectic Mixture in Thermal Energy Storage Applications," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 123-127, January 2015.

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