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Title: Microwavable thermal energy storage material

Abstract

A microwavable thermal energy storage material is provided which includes a mixture of a phase change material and silica, and a carbon black additive in the form of a conformable dry powder of phase change material/silica/carbon black, or solid pellets, films, fibers, moldings or strands of phase change material/high density polyethylene/ethylene-vinyl acetate/silica/carbon black which allows the phase change material to be rapidly heated in a microwave oven. The carbon black additive, which is preferably an electrically conductive carbon black, may be added in low concentrations of from 0.5 to 15% by weight, and may be used to tailor the heating times of the phase change material as desired. The microwavable thermal energy storage material can be used in food serving applications such as tableware items or pizza warmers, and in medical wraps and garments.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Dayton, OH)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
871821
Patent Number(s):
5804266
Application Number:
08/623,401
Assignee:
University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
19X-SC542C
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
microwavable; thermal; energy; storage; material; provided; mixture; phase; change; silica; carbon; black; additive; form; conformable; dry; powder; solid; pellets; films; fibers; moldings; strands; density; polyethylene; ethylene-vinyl; acetate; allows; rapidly; heated; microwave; oven; preferably; electrically; conductive; added; concentrations; 15; weight; tailor; heating; times; desired; food; serving; applications; tableware; items; pizza; warmers; medical; wraps; garments; vinyl acetate; medical wraps; tableware items; microwave oven; change material; phase change; energy storage; electrically conductive; thermal energy; carbon black; dry powder; storage material; rapidly heated; microwavable thermal; density polyethylene; conductive carbon; ethylene-vinyl acetate; /428/165/252/524/

Citation Formats

Salyer, Ival O. Microwavable thermal energy storage material. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Salyer, Ival O. Microwavable thermal energy storage material. United States.
Salyer, Ival O. Tue . "Microwavable thermal energy storage material". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871821.
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abstractNote = {A microwavable thermal energy storage material is provided which includes a mixture of a phase change material and silica, and a carbon black additive in the form of a conformable dry powder of phase change material/silica/carbon black, or solid pellets, films, fibers, moldings or strands of phase change material/high density polyethylene/ethylene-vinyl acetate/silica/carbon black which allows the phase change material to be rapidly heated in a microwave oven. The carbon black additive, which is preferably an electrically conductive carbon black, may be added in low concentrations of from 0.5 to 15% by weight, and may be used to tailor the heating times of the phase change material as desired. The microwavable thermal energy storage material can be used in food serving applications such as tableware items or pizza warmers, and in medical wraps and garments.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {9}
}

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