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New Findings from University of Seville in the Area of Phenols Described

June 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Phenols. According to news originating from Seville, Spain, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "This present paper is focused on the study of high temperature thermal energy storage (TES) using phase change materials (PCM) to be applied on cooling and refrigeration systems by solar cooling. Thus, a pilot plant with a working temperature range between 150 and 200 degrees C was designed and built at the University of Lleida (Spain)."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Seville, "Hydroquinone was selected for the specific application from different PCM candidates as the most suitable material after a literature review and a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis. This PCM has a phase change temperature range between 166 degrees C and 173 degrees C and a melting enthalpy of 225 kJ kg(-1). Two storage configurations were evaluated using the same PCM to have preliminary results before the final storage tank design."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "From the pilot plant results and experience, a 5 Tn PCM storage tank was designed and built to work in a real solar cooling installation in Seville (Spain)."

For more information on this research see: Experimental analysis of hydroquinone used as phase change material (PCM) to be applied in solar cooling refrigeration. International Journal of Refrigeration-Revue Internationale Du Froid, 2014;39():95-103. International Journal of Refrigeration-Revue Internationale Du Froid can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England (see also Phenols).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from A. Gil, Univ Seville, Grp Termotecnia, Seville 41092, Spain. Additional authors for this research include E. Oro, L. Miro, G. Peiro, A. Ruiz, J.M. Salmeron and L.F. Cabeza.

Keywords for this news article include: Spain, Europe, Seville, Phenols, Hydroquinones, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Phase Change Material

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