Experimental investigation of a bio-based phase-change material to improve building energy performance

Karthik Muruganantham, Patrick Phelan, Peter Horwath, David Ludlam, Timothy McDonald

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Abstract

Phase Change Material (PCM) plays an important role as a thermal energy storage device by utilizing its high storage density and latent heat property. One of the potential applications of the PCM is in buildings by incorporating them in the envelope for energy conservation. During the summer cooling season, the main benefits are a decrease in overall energy consumption by the air conditioning unit and the time shift in peak load during the day. Experimental work was carried out by Arizona Public Service (APS) in collaboration with Phase Change Energy Solutions (PCES) Inc. with a new class of organic-based PCM. The experimental setup showed maximum energy savings of about 30%, a maximum peak load shift of ∼ 60 min, and maximum cost savings of about 30%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010
Pages979-984
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: May 17 2010May 22 2010

Publication series

NameASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period5/17/105/22/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Muruganantham, K., Phelan, P., Horwath, P., Ludlam, D., & McDonald, T. (2010). Experimental investigation of a bio-based phase-change material to improve building energy performance. In ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010 (pp. 979-984). (ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2010-90035