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Title: Encapsulation of thermal energy storage media

In one embodiment, a phase change material is encapsulated by forming a phase change material pellet, coating the pellet with flexible material, heating the coated pellet to melt the phase change material, wherein the phase change materials expands and air within the pellet diffuses out through the flexible material, and cooling the coated pellet to solidify the phase change material.
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University of South Florida DOEEE
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Patent File Date: 2013 Dec 18
Research Org:
Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States)
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United States

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  • Pendyala, Swetha; Sridharan, Prashanth; Kuravi, Sarada
  • ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
  • DOI: 10.1115/ES2012-91447

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