Review of thermal energy storage technologies based on PCM application in buildings

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Abstract

Thermal energy storage systems (TES), using phase change material (PCM) in buildings, are widely investigated technologies and a fast developing research area. Therefore, there is a need for regular and consistent reviews of the published studies. This review is focused on PCM technologies developed to serve the building industry. Various PCM technologies tailored for building applications are studied with respect to technological potential to improve indoor environment, increase thermal inertia and decrease energy use for building operation. What is more, in this review special attention is paid to discussion and identification of proper methods to correctly determine the thermal properties of PCM materials and their composites and as well procedures to determine their energy storage and saving potential. The purpose of the paper is to highlight promising technologies for PCM application in buildings with focus on room application and to indicate in which applications the potential is less significant.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume67
Pages (from-to)56-69
Number of pages14
ISSN0378-7788
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • PCM
  • Latent heat
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Heat transfer
  • Building envelope

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