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Performance Enhancement of Thermal Energy Storage System using Composite Bio-based PCM

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dc.contributor.advisor Mahmud, Shohel Ebadi, Soroush 2018-05-17T14:32:02Z 2019-05-11T05:00:26Z 2018-03 2018-05-11 2018-05-17
dc.description.abstract Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage (LHTES) systems have been used in many applications such as solar energy for storing heat, thermal management of electronic devices, and thermal management of buildings. Phase Change Materials (PCM) are the storage medium used in LHTES systems used to store the thermal energy. PCMs suffer from their low thermal conductivity, which significantly affects the performance of LHTES systems. Different approaches for enhancing the thermal conductivity of PCMs including dispersing highly conductive nanoparticle to the PCM, using metal fins, and displacing conductive porous material into the PCM have been proposed by the researchers. In the present study, effects of dispersing nanoparticles into PCM and displacing porous material to the PCM filled a vertical cylindrical LHTES system have been numerically and experimentally investigated. Copper oxide nanoparticles and copper mesh were used to improve the thermal conductivity of the PCMs. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ministry of Research and Innovation, Ontario and NSERC Canada for the financial support through my supervisor's ERA, Discovery, and Engage Grants. en_US
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dc.subject Thermal energy storage en_US
dc.subject Latent heat en_US
dc.subject Phase change material en_US
dc.subject Nanoparticle en_US
dc.subject Porous media en_US
dc.title Performance Enhancement of Thermal Energy Storage System using Composite Bio-based PCM en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Engineering en_US Master of Applied Science en_US School of Engineering en_US
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