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The Optimized Use of Phase Change Materials in Buildings

Abstract In recent years, 40% of the total world energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions is because of buildings. Out of that 60% of building energy consumption is due to HVAC systems. Under current trends these values will increase in coming years. So, it is important to identify passive cooling or heating technologies to meet this need. The concept of thermal energy storage (TES), as noted by many authors, is a promising way to rectify indoor temperature fluctuations. Due to its high energy density and the use of latent energy, Phase Change Materials (PCMs) are an efficient choice to use as TES. A question that has not satisfactorily been addressed, however, is the optimum location of PCM. In other words, given a constant PCM mass, where i... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Prem Anand Jayaprabha, Jyothis Anand (Author) / Phelan, Patrick (Advisor) / Wang, Robert (Committee member) / Parrish, Kristen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Buildings / location for PCM / Phase Change Materials
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 74 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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