Characterization of enhanced biobased phase change material with graphene nanoplatelets – early results

Elisangela J. D'Oliveira*, Sol-Carolina Costa Pereira, Dominic Groulx, Ulugbek Azimov

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Energy consumption is expected to continue rising, and in conjunction with greater environmental concern, it has boosted the development of renewable and sustainable energy sources, including storage media materials for thermal energy storage (TES) systems. Biobased Phase Change Materials (PCMs) are materials derived from renewable and environmentally friendly resources, such as palm oil, and are a great solution as they have similar properties to paraffin-based PCMs. Therefore, in view of designing a nano-enhanced PCMs (NePCMs) based on a commercial plant-based PCM, CrodaTherm60, was selected due to its high latent heat capacity as well as its medium melting point, 60 °C, making it suitable for solar domestic hot water systems (SDWHs). Whilst the selected PCM has desirable properties, it still possesses the most common limitations, such as its low thermal conductivity; thus, NePCMs were prepared and characterized using carbon-based nanoparticles, and graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuroSun 2022
Place of PublicationFreiburg, Germany
PublisherInternational Solar Energy Society
Number of pages10
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Jul 2022
EventISES and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry - Kassel, Germany
Duration: 25 Sep 202229 Sep 2022


ConferenceISES and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry
Abbreviated titleEuroSun2022
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