PARAFFIN AS PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL FOR THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE, HEATING APPLICATION

Abstract

Liberally accessible sun based vitality utilization for residential and mechanical applications are ruined since of its discontinuous nature. The thermal energy storage (TES) framework utilizing both sensible and inactive warm has numerous advantages like expansive warm capacity in a unit volume and its isothermal behavior amid the charging and releasing forms. Since of these focal points, in later a long time, a part of investigate work has been going on to overcome issues like moo warm exchange the rates between warm exchange liquid and stage alter fabric (PCM) in both charging and releasing forms of the PCM-based TES framework. In the present experimental investigation results of a combined sensible and latent heat TES system integrated with a varying (solar) heat source is presented. Investigations are carried out in the TES system for different phase change materials (paraffin) by varying HTF flow rates and for various paraffin mass (2, 4, and 6) kg. Experiments are performed charging processes. The results show that the 2 kg paraffin mass shows better performance compared to other paraffin mass.