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Development of industrial PCM heat storage lab protoype
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ECN Biomass & Energy Efficiency 4-1-2018
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ECN-W--17-044 Article (scientific)
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Published in: Science Direct (), , 2017, Vol.135, p.115-125.

A 140 liter lab scale shell-and-tube PCM heat storage was built and tested, and the experimental results were compared to a numerical model. Natural convection in the PCM was found to significantly influence the temperature distribution in the storage vessel. A horizontal orientation was found to be beneficial due to increased heat exchange during charging (melting).

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