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Active PCM-Based Thermal Energy Storage in Buildings

Abstract

Relying on phase change materials (PCM), latent heat storage (LHS) yields generally more compact solutions than sensible heat storage, making them ideal as thermal batteries in commercial and residential buildings. This study reviews the main active LHS technologies for buildings that have emerged in the last decade, as well the most relevant PCMs used for such applications. In addition, a detailed example of implementation of an active LHS in a building illustrates a simple step-by-step design method which was used in this case. A brief overview of the challenges and prospects for active LHS system in buildings is also given.

Category

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Client

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 308847

Language

English

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Energy Research / Termisk energi

Year

2020

Publisher

Elsevier

Book

Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences

ISBN

978-0-12-409548-9

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