Methods of heat transfer intensification in PCM thermal storage systems: Review paper

Al-Maghalseh, Maher and Mahkamov, Khamid (2018) Methods of heat transfer intensification in PCM thermal storage systems: Review paper. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 92. pp. 62-94. ISSN 1364-0321

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.04.064

Abstract

This paper presents a comprehensive review of significant studies that are relevant to thermal energy storage technologies using phase change materials (PCMs). The review focuses on the techniques applied to enhance the performance of thermal storage systems and the methods used to analyse the heat transfer problems in PCMs. In addition, this paper reviews the published results and discussions on the heat transfer intensification methods including application of fins, filling materials, nano-fluids, nano-particles, microencapsulation and the thermal conductivity enhancement method. Furthermore, the experimental and mathematical methods to enhance the thermal conductivity of PCMs are summarised, and the methods used to determine the nanofluid dynamic viscosity in recent investigations are also listed and discussed. The focus of this review is to provide a solid basis for the identification of the optimal design for the various heat transfer applications using PCM.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phase change materials, Latent heat storage, Thermophysical properties, Heat transfer intensification methods
Subjects: H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2018 11:55
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2018 11:55
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/35039

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