About the book
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.