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Title: Method of encapsulating a phase change material with a metal oxide

Abstract

Storage systems based on latent heat storage have high-energy storage density, which reduces the footprint of the system and the cost. However, phase change materials (PCMs), such as NaNO.sub.3, NaCl, KNO.sub.3, have very low thermal conductivities. To enhave the storage of PCMs, macroencapsulation of PCMs was performed using a metal oxide, such as SiO.sub.2 or a graphene-SiO.sub.2, over polyimide-coated or nickel-embedded, polyimide-coated pellets The macro encapsulation provides a self-supporting structure, enhances the heat transfer rate, and provides a cost effective and reliable solution for thermal energy storage for use in solar thermal power plants. NaNO.sub.3 was selected for thermal storage in a temperature range of 300.degree. C. to 500.degree. C. The PCM was encapsulated in a metal oxide cell using self-assembly reactions, hydrolysis, and simultaneous chemical oxidation at various temperatures.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1332290
Patent Number(s):
9,493,695
Application Number:
14/159,874
Assignee:
University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) DOEEE
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003590
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jan 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Ram, Manoj Kumar, Jotshi, Chand K., Stefanakos, Elias K., and Goswami, Dharendra Yogi. Method of encapsulating a phase change material with a metal oxide. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Ram, Manoj Kumar, Jotshi, Chand K., Stefanakos, Elias K., & Goswami, Dharendra Yogi. Method of encapsulating a phase change material with a metal oxide. United States.
Ram, Manoj Kumar, Jotshi, Chand K., Stefanakos, Elias K., and Goswami, Dharendra Yogi. Tue . "Method of encapsulating a phase change material with a metal oxide". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1332290.
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author = {Ram, Manoj Kumar and Jotshi, Chand K. and Stefanakos, Elias K. and Goswami, Dharendra Yogi},
abstractNote = {Storage systems based on latent heat storage have high-energy storage density, which reduces the footprint of the system and the cost. However, phase change materials (PCMs), such as NaNO.sub.3, NaCl, KNO.sub.3, have very low thermal conductivities. To enhave the storage of PCMs, macroencapsulation of PCMs was performed using a metal oxide, such as SiO.sub.2 or a graphene-SiO.sub.2, over polyimide-coated or nickel-embedded, polyimide-coated pellets The macro encapsulation provides a self-supporting structure, enhances the heat transfer rate, and provides a cost effective and reliable solution for thermal energy storage for use in solar thermal power plants. NaNO.sub.3 was selected for thermal storage in a temperature range of 300.degree. C. to 500.degree. C. The PCM was encapsulated in a metal oxide cell using self-assembly reactions, hydrolysis, and simultaneous chemical oxidation at various temperatures.},
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