Reports Outline Phase Change Materials Study Results from Anna University (Solidification behavior of water based nanofluid phase change material with a nucleating agent for cool thermal storage system)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Phase Change Materials have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Tamil Nadu, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "This study aimed to investigate the thermal performance of nanofluid phase change material (NFPCM) for cool thermal energy storage (CTES) system. The NFPCM was prepared by suspending 0.1 wt. % multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) in deionized water (DI water) along with pseudomonas as a nucleating agent."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Anna University, "The experiments were conducted at various surrounding bath temperatures with the NFPCM. The results evidently showed that the freezing duration was reduced by 25% in the case of NFPCM along with the elimination of subcooling compared to that of DI water. Further, the fraction of mass solidified at various time intervals revealed that 50% of phase change material (PCM) was frozen in 25% of the total freezing time for both the water PCM and NFPCM."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The enhanced heat transport properties of the NFPCM along with the elimination of subcooling and accelerating charging will be very useful in designing energy efficient CTES system."
For more information on this research see: Solidification behavior of water based nanofluid phase change material with a nucleating agent for cool thermal storage system. International Journal of Refrigeration-Revue Internationale Du Froid, 2014;41():157-163. 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 Phase Change Materials).
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P. Chandrasekaran, Anna University, Dept. of Mech Engn, Madras 600025, Tamil Nadu, India. Additional authors for this research include M. Cheralathan, V. Kumaresan and R. Velraj.
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