This paper presents an exergetic analysis of the charge process in energy storage using multiple phase-change materials (PCMs). Thermal storage using two, three, five, as well as an infinite number of PCMs is analyzed with a distributed model for the heat transfer fluid. Analytical results show the relative merits of using multiple PCMs compared with a single PCM for thermal energy storage. Sample results are presented and discussed.
Exergetic Analysis of Energy Storage using Multiple Phase-Change Materials
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Gong, Z., and Mujumdar, A. S. (September 1, 1996). "Exergetic Analysis of Energy Storage using Multiple Phase-Change Materials." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. September 1996; 118(3): 242–248. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2793869
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