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Author Mehling, Harald, 1966-

Title Heat and cold storage with PCM : an up to date introduction into basics and applications / Harald Mehling, Luisa F. Cabeza
Published Berlin : Springer, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 308 pages) : illustrations
Series Heat and mass transfer, 1860-4846
Heat and mass transfer.
Contents Basic thermodynamics of thermal energy storage -- Solid-liquid phase change materials -- Determination of physical and technical properties -- Heat transfer basics -- Design of latent heat storages -- Integration of active storages into systems -- Applications in transport and storage containers -- Applications for the human body -- Applications for heating and cooling in buildings
Summary Annotation 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 definitions. 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Cold storage.
Heat engineering.
Mass transfer.
Phase transformations (Statistical physics)
cold storage
Mass transfer.
Phase transformations (Statistical physics)
Cold storage.
Heat engineering.
Science des matériaux.
Cold storage.
Heat engineering.
Mass transfer.
Phase transformations (Statistical physics)
Form Electronic book
Author Cabeza, Luisa F., 1967-
ISBN 9783540685579