Adaptability research on phase change materials based technologies in China

Abstract

Latent heat thermal energy storage technologies based on phase change materials (PCMs) are found to be significantly efficient and viable methods for thermal energy storage. These energy storage techniques have been proved to be with positive effects on buildings energy efficiency. The integration of appropriate thermal energy storage system and selection of suitable PCMs plays a very dominating role in the upgrading of energy efficiency. Short and long term storage helps in the reduction of energy demand or shifting peak load for both heating and cooling. However, a comprehensive study for the application of these technologies adopting Chinese built environment is lacking which can relate to climate, energy storage and energy efficiency. The goal of this paper is to provide coherent picture of current status on PCM-based techniques that have been studied with the focus of application in China and analyse the selection and suitability of PCMs and techniques in Chinese regions. The results show that many PCMs and techniques are promising to be used in China however studies can be conducted with the consideration of changing climate rather than winter/summer only.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145–158
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume73
Issue numberJune 2017
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Jan 2017

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Phase change materials
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Thermal energy
Energy efficiency
Latent heat
Cooling
Heating

Keywords

  • Adaptability
  • Phase change materials
  • China

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Adaptability research on phase change materials based technologies in China. / Zeng, Cheng; Liu, Shuli; Shukla, Ashish.

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 73, No. June 2017, 25.01.2017, p. 145–158.

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Zeng, Cheng; Liu, Shuli; Shukla, Ashish / Adaptability research on phase change materials based technologies in China.

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 73, No. June 2017, 25.01.2017, p. 145–158.

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