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Phase Change Materials - Technology and Applications

Manish Rathod

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat

A leading researcher in latent heat-based energy storage, one of the world's top 2% of scientists 2020 (according to Stanford University), in charge of the Advance heat transfer laboratory, awarded Outstanding Scientist in Mechanical Engineering’ by 4th Venus International Research, and the holder of design patents: Thermal Cycler for Phase Change Materials (PCMs), and PCM integrated solar still with a water sprinkler arrangement.

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Thermal Energy Storage Encapsulation Solar Energy Heat Sink Electronic Cooling Optimization Building Application Micro-Nano Encapsulation Characterization Latent Heat Storage Microencapsulated Materials Phase Change Material

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Nowadays, thermal energy storage (TES) systems have gained research interest due to the depletion of conventional energy resources. Alternate energy sources like waste heat recovery and solar energy can be utilized effectively by the sensible, latent, and thermochemical mechanisms of the TES system. Among them, the Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage systems using Phase Change Material (PCM) have achieved significant attention due to the large thermal energy storage density available in a small volume at a constant temperature with phase change. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in fundamentals of PCMs and their applications, heat transfer calculations with phase change, the use of micro-and microencapsulation of PCM, and new concepts and innovative solutions in hot and cold storage applications.

This book will present an excellent study resource and a helpful reference for electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineers and students throughout their careers.

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Date completed: March 3rd 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: July 3rd 2022

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Review results due: September 21st 2022

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Expected publication date: November 20th 2022

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Manish Rathod

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat

Dr. Manish K Rathod is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat. He has been working in the area of thermal energy storage, heat exchanger design, exergy analysis of thermal systems. His research is major focusing on a latent heat storage system using phase change material (PCM) for different applications like solar, building, battery thermal management, electronic cooling, etc. He has also worked on thermal performance enhancement strategies in latent heat energy storage unit with the use of longitudinal and spiral fins, metal matrix, nanoparticles, different shaped macro-capsules, etc. He has published about 50 research papers in reputed international journals and conferences and a book chapter and four design patents. He is also ranked in World's Top 2% Scientists 2020 (by Stanford University) in the field of Energy.

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