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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.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1393551
Assignee:
University of South Florida DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
9,765,251
Application Number:
14/425,415
Contract Number:
EE0003490
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Dec 18
Research Org:
Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 25 ENERGY STORAGE

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Thermal energy storage for concentrating solar power plants
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Macroencapsulation of Sodium Nitrate for Thermal Energy Storage in Solar Thermal Power
conference, July 2012
  • Pendyala, Swetha; Sridharan, Prashanth; Kuravi, Sarada
  • ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
  • DOI: 10.1115/ES2012-91447