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Title: Preparation and exhaustive characterization of paraffin or palmitic acid microcapsules as novel phase change material
Author: Giró Paloma, Jessica
Konuklu, Yeliz
Fernández Renna, Ana Inés
Keywords: Espectroscòpia infraroja
Transformacions de Fourier
Emmagatzematge d'energia tèrmica
Infrared spectroscopy
Fourier transformations
Heat storage
Issue Date: 30-Dec-2014
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Abstract: In this study, two different types of Phase Change Materials (PCM) suitable for Thermal Energy Storage (TES) applications were used as a core material in a microencapsulation process. The wall material for these microencapsulated PCM (MPCM) was Poly(styrene-co-ethylacrylate) (PScEA). Microcapsules were prepared using an emulsion co-polymerization technique. The prepared MPCM were characterized as follows: morphology, shape and size were analyzed by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Particle Size Distribution (PSD). Besides, Fourier Transformed Infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) was used to perform the chemical characterization of the shell microcapsules. Moreover, thermophysical properties were analyzed by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) for the two PCM in usage (paraffin 42-44 and palmitic acid) meanwhile the thermal stability was evaluated by Thermogravimetrical Analysis (TGA). Mechanical characterization of the prepared microcapsules was performed by using the Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) as indentor. Experiments were performed at two different temperatures 25 °C and 70 °C, and two parameters were evaluated: the Young's modulus on a punctual area and the vertical force required to plastically deform the MPCM. At the light of the results, it can be considered that these synthesized MPCM were successfully prepared being able to be used in a TES system.
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It is part of: Solar Energy, 2014, vol. 112, p. 300-309
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ISSN: 0038-092X
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