Characterization Techniques of Phase Change Materials: Methods and Equipment

Karunesh Kant, Amritanshu Shukla, Atul Sharma

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This chapter summarizes the techniques to characterize phase change materials for thermal energy storage applications. The most relevant properties include giving the answer to physical, thermal, and technical requirements. The chapter provides characterization methods and tools that are used to characterize latent heat, melting temperature, specific heat, thermal conductivity, durability, and cyclability of the PCMs. The chapter also describes various characterization standards for different thermophysical properties of PCMs
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLatent Heat-Based Thermal Energy Storage Systems
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Applications, and the Energy Market
EditorsA. Shukla, A. Sharma, P.H. Biwole
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780429328640
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020


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