Ice storage is currently the dominant cooling energy storage method. To more effectively utilize natural, renewable cooling sources, such as evaporative cooling and sky-radiative cooling, diurnal storage media operated on daily basis at the temperate range between 10 and 20 °C are the most desirable. In this paper, we presented our experimental investigation of micro-encapsulated paraffin slurry as cooling storage media for building cooling applications. The water slurry of micro-encapsulated N-hexadecane with a melting temperature of 18 °C were cooled to 5 °C and heated to 25 °C cyclically in a storage tank of 230 litre, and it was observed that full latent heat storage can only be realized at 5 °C due to supercooling, and the effective cooling storage capacity at the cooling temperature between 5 and 18 °C are obtained, which can be used to for cooling storage system design with various passive cooling possibilities.
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The Impact of Supercooling on the Effective Cooling Storage Capacity of Phase-Change Materials in Natural Cooling Application
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Niu, J, & Zhang, S. "The Impact of Supercooling on the Effective Cooling Storage Capacity of Phase-Change Materials in Natural Cooling Application." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the InterPACK09 and 3rd Energy Sustainability Conferences. Volume 3: Combustion, Fire and Reacting Flow; Heat Transfer in Multiphase Systems; Heat Transfer in Transport Phenomena in Manufacturing and Materials Processing; Heat and Mass Transfer in Biotechnology; Low Temperature Heat Transfer; Environmental Heat Transfer; Heat Transfer Education; Visualization of Heat Transfer. San Francisco, California, USA. July 19–23, 2009. pp. 537-546. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2009-88637
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