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Title: Preparation and characterization of microencapsulated phase change materials for use in building applications
Author: Giró Paloma, Jessica
Al-Shannaq, Refat
Fernández Renna, Ana Inés
Farid, Mohammed M.
Keywords: Compostos orgànics volàtils
Volatile organic compounds
Issue Date: 26-Dec-2015
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: A method for preparing and characterizing microencapsulated phase change materials (MPCM) was developed. A comparison with a commercial MPCM is also presented. Both MPCM contained paraffin wax as PCM with acrylic shell. The melting temperature of the PCM was around 21 C, suitable for building applications. The M-2 (our laboratory made sample) and Micronalr DS 5008 X (BASF) samples were characterized using SEM, DSC, nano-indentation technique, and Gas Chromatography/Mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Both samples presented a 6 m average size and a spherical shape. Thermal energy storage (TES) capacities were 111.73 J g 1 and 99.3 J g 1 for M-2 and Micronalr DS 5008 X, respectively. Mechanical characterization of the samples was performed by nano-indentation technique in order to determine the elastic modulus (E), load at maximum displacement (Pm), and displacement at maximum load (hm), concluding that M-2 presented slightly better mechanical properties. Finally, an important parameter for considering use in buildings is the release of volatile organic compounds (VOC's). This characteristic was studied at 65 C by CG-MS. Both samples showed VOC's emission after 10 min of heating, however peaks intensity of VOC's generated from M-2 microcapsules showed a lower concentration than Micronalr DS 5008 X.
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It is part of: Materials, 2015, vol. 9, num. 1, p. 11
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ISSN: 1996-1944
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