Heat of Fusion Heat Exchangers

Samuel John Crawford

Abstract


Phase Change materials provide an excellent means of storing heat energy by employing their latent heat properties. Domestic hot water systems could benefit greatly from the addition of a Latent Heat Storage System as this would allow heat stored during the day to be used at night. Alan Fien and Dr Murat Tahtali have developed a new technique for encapsulating Rochelle’s salt that provides a high capacity and cheap method of creating a Latent heat Storage System. This projects aims at optimizing the geometry of the capsule and exploring the capabilities of this new Latent Heat Storage System.

Keywords


heat of fusion; Latent Heat; Heat storage; heat energy; solar power; domestic hot water; encapsulation; Rochelle's salt

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