High-Temperature Thermal Storage Systems Using Phase Change Materials offers an overview of several high-temperature phase change material (PCM) thermal storage systems concepts, developed by several well-known global institutions with increasing interest in high temperature PCM applications such as solar cooling, waste heat and concentrated solar power (CSP). The book is uniquely arranged by concepts rather than categories, and includes advanced topics such as thermal storage material packaging, arrangement of flow bed, analysis of flow and heat transfer in the flow bed, energy storage analysis, storage volume sizing and applications in different temperature ranges.
By comparing the varying approaches and results of different research centers and offering state-of-the-art concepts, the authors share new and advanced knowledge from researchers all over the world. This reference will be useful for researchers and academia interested in the concepts and applications and different techniques involved in high temperature PCM thermal storage systems.
- Offers coverage of several high temperature PCM thermal storage systems concepts developed by several leading research institutions
- Provides new and advanced knowledge from researchers all over the world
- Includes a base of material properties throughout
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Part 1: Dynamic PCM Systems 2. Dynamic concept at University of South Australia 3. Dynamic concept at German Aerospace Centre 4. Dynamic concept at Fraunhofer 5. Summary and analysis of dynamic concepts
Part 2: Static PCM Systems 6. Static concept at University of Lleida 7. Static concept at University of Bordeaux (Author: TBC) 8. Static concept at UniSA 9. Summary and analysis of static concepts
Part 3: High Temperature Materials and Encapsulations 10. Materials for PCM at high temperature 11. Encapsulation of high temperature PCMs
Part 4: Environmental and Economic Approach 12. Environmental approach 13. Economical approach
Prof. Dr. Luisa F. Cabeza is a full professor on Thermal Engineering at the University of Lleida, Spain. She holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and in Chemical Engineering, as well as a MBA and a PhD in Industrial Engineering (University Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain). Prof. Cabeza's research interests include thermal energy storage in all its aspects, from the different technologies (sensible, latent and sorption&chemical reactions) to different applications. Further research interests include social aspects (social acceptance, social evaluation, etc.). She is active in different national and international networks on the topic and she holds numerous awards. Prof. Cabeza has co-authored more than 250 journal papers and book chapters in the area of thermal energy storage.
Tay, N.H. Steven
N. H. Steven Tay's main interests is in the area of phase change material (PCM) thermal energy storage. He was a research fellow in the Barbara Hardy Institute, University of South Australia from 2012 to 2015. In 2012, his research into PCM thermal storage systems was endorsed by the Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) with a national Research Excellence Award. In 2014, the technology of this research has been culminated in an innovation patent (AU2013101456). In the following year (2015), he won the ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology. The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence in Research and Innovation, Leadership, Science Communication and Journalism, and School Science. Steven is currently an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering (Design and Manufacturing) at Newcastle University Singapore. He is also the degree programme director for a MSc programme in Energy and Sustainability. He is the lead author and co-author of more than 20 journal papers and book chapters in the area of PCM thermal energy storage.