The subject of the book is heat and cold storage with PCM (phase
change material) . Currently there are plenty of publications in
journals on different aspects of PCM technology, but there is no
introduction into basics and applications available for a beginner
or for somebody who works in one aspect of PCM technology and wants
to get a general overview. The book is intended to fill this gap
for researchers, graduate, and PhD students, mainly within science
and engineering. The book summarizes and explains the most
important basics and applications in a single text. The focus is on
the explanation of general concepts and their discussion on
selected examples. To go beyond an introduction, each chapter
supplies many references with focus on such references that serve
as an introduction into a special aspect, interesting websites, and
other similar information. The book also contains many derivations
of basic equations, examples, graphs and tables. To make reading
easier, the appendix also includes a list of the most important
As an introduction, the chapters cover all aspects starting from
basic theoretical background to materials analysis and
modification, storage design, storage integration, and different
application examples. Special focus is on applications in
buildings, because this is where the potential to apply PCM is very
high.Latent heat storage with phase change materials (PCM) has the
potential to improve significantly the efficiency of heat and cold
storages and to reduce their size considerably. The book is an
introduction into the field for researchers and students. It
summarizes and explains the basics, general concepts, and
applications with examples in a single text. For a better
understanding, many derivations, graphs and tables are included.
All aspects from materials analysis and modification, storage
design, storage integration, and different application examples are
covered. Special focus is on applications in buildings.
Ausstattung/Bilder: 2008. XVI, 308 p. w. 208 figs. and 28 tables.
Heat and Mass Transfer
Best.Nr. des Verlages: 12205356
Abmessung: 243mm x 165mm x 21mm
Dr. Harald Mehling, born: 03.08.1966 Education: M.A. (SUNY Buffalo, USA), 1992; Diploma Physics, University of Würzburg (Germany), 1995; Ph.D., University of Würzburg (Germany), 1998 Since 1995 working at the Bavarian Center for applied Energy Research, since 1998 Group leader "Latent heat storage" Coordinator of the BMWA funded strategic project "Innovative PCM-technology" (budget about 6 Mio EUR, 1999-2004) Organizer of two workshops on latent heat storage Author or co-author of about 50 publications, with more than 20 reviewed Books contributions (4 chapters): Thermal energy storage for sustainable energy consumption - fundamentals, case studies and design; NATO Science series II. Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry - Vol. 234, Springer, 2007, ISBN 978-1-4020-5289-7 Editor: H.Ö.Paksoy Luisa F. Cabeza is Professor on Thermal Engineering at the University of Lleida (Lleida, Spain). She graduated on Chemical Engineering and Industrial Engineering in 1992 at University Ramon Llull (Barcelona, Spain), in 1995 she got an MBA and in 1996 her PhD on Industrial Engineering at the same university. From 1996 to 1998 she worked at the Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture (Philadelphia, USA). In 1999 she joined the University of Lleida as Assistant Professor, and she became Full Professor in 2006. She lead the Research Group on Applied Energy at the same university, today a research group with 25 researchers, recognised by several Spanish Agencies for its work.
Basic thermodynamics of thermal energy storage. Solid liquid phase change materials (PCM). Determination of physical and technical properties. Heat transfer basics. Design of latent heat storages (LHS). Integration of active storages into systems. Applications in transport containers. Applications for the human body. Applications in residental and office buildings. Appendix. Index.
Basic thermodynamics of thermal energy storage.- Solid-liquid phase change materials (PCM).- Determination of physical and technical properties.- Heat transfer basics.- Design of latent heat storages (LHS).- Integration of active storages into systems.- Applications in transport containers.- Applications for the human body.- Applications in residental and office buildings.- Appendix.- Index.