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Title: Prototype Testing of Encapsulated Phase Change Material Thermal Energy Storage (EPCM-TES) for Concentrated Solar Power

Abstract

In the present study, experimental investigations were conducted on encapsulated phase-change material (EPCM) capsules from Terrafore Technologies. Several aspects of the EPCM capsules were evaluated, including shell fracture stress under compression and melting/solidification performance. The stress testing was conducted with the Instron universal test system, and the melting/solidification testing was conducted in Argonne National Laboratory’s high-temperature thermal energy storage test system. Results on the EPCM fracture stress, the melting/solidification characteristics of the EPCM capsules, the temperature repeatability under similar test conditions, and the heat balance for melting/solidification processes are presented in this report.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1512771
Report Number(s):
ANL/AMD-C2017-17126
151943
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
thermal energy storage; ceramic capsules

Citation Formats

Yu, Wenhua, and Singh, Dileep. Prototype Testing of Encapsulated Phase Change Material Thermal Energy Storage (EPCM-TES) for Concentrated Solar Power. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1512771.
Yu, Wenhua, & Singh, Dileep. Prototype Testing of Encapsulated Phase Change Material Thermal Energy Storage (EPCM-TES) for Concentrated Solar Power. United States. doi:10.2172/1512771.
Yu, Wenhua, and Singh, Dileep. Wed . "Prototype Testing of Encapsulated Phase Change Material Thermal Energy Storage (EPCM-TES) for Concentrated Solar Power". United States. doi:10.2172/1512771. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1512771.
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author = {Yu, Wenhua and Singh, Dileep},
abstractNote = {In the present study, experimental investigations were conducted on encapsulated phase-change material (EPCM) capsules from Terrafore Technologies. Several aspects of the EPCM capsules were evaluated, including shell fracture stress under compression and melting/solidification performance. The stress testing was conducted with the Instron universal test system, and the melting/solidification testing was conducted in Argonne National Laboratory’s high-temperature thermal energy storage test system. Results on the EPCM fracture stress, the melting/solidification characteristics of the EPCM capsules, the temperature repeatability under similar test conditions, and the heat balance for melting/solidification processes are presented in this report.},
doi = {10.2172/1512771},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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