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Title: Plastic phase change material and articles made therefrom

Abstract

The present invention generally relates to a method for manufacturing phase change material (PCM) pellets. The method includes providing a melt composition, including paraffin and a polymer. The paraffin has a melt point of between about 10.degree. C. and about 50.degree. C., and more preferably between about 18.degree. C. and about 28.degree. C. In one embodiment, the melt composition includes various additives, such as a flame retardant. The method further includes forming the melt composition into PCM pellets. The method further may include the step of cooling the melt to increase the melt viscosity before pelletizing. Further, PCM compounds are provided having an organic PCM and a polymer. Methods are provided to convert the PCM compounds into various form-stable PCMs. A method of coating the PCMs is included to provide PCMs with substantially no paraffin seepage and with ignition resistance properties.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
REG SYNTHETIC FUELS, LLC, Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1248010
Patent Number(s):
9,315,710
Application Number:
13/839,770
Assignee:
REG SYNTHETIC FUELS, LLC (Ames, IA) DOEEE
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003924
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Abhari, Ramin. Plastic phase change material and articles made therefrom. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Abhari, Ramin. Plastic phase change material and articles made therefrom. United States.
Abhari, Ramin. Tue . "Plastic phase change material and articles made therefrom". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1248010.
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