Heat storage characteristics of latent microcapsules using hot air bubbles by direct contact heat exchange

Hideo Inaba, Akihiko Horibe, Hirofumi Tsukamoto, Myoung Jum Kim

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Abstract

This paper has dealt with the heat storage characteristics of fine microcapsules packed with latent heat storage material in the water layer. The heat storage operation to the latent microcapsules was carried out using hot air bubbles by direct contact heat exchange. The microcapsule consists of n-paraffin as a core latent-heat storage material and melamine resin as a coating substance. The relation of the completion time of latent-heat storage to some parameters was examined experimentally. The non-dimensional correlation equations for the completion time of latent-heat storage process had were derived in terms of the ratio of water layer height to diameter of microcapsule, Reynolds number for air flow, Stefan number and modified Stefan number for absolute humidity of flowing air.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1487
Number of pages1
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Volume66
Issue number645
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2000

Keywords

  • Air bubble
  • Direct contact heat exchange
  • Latent heat storage
  • Microcapsule
  • Paraffin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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