Performance Analysis of Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage using Phase Changing Material in a Circular Orientation.
Rupali Patil1, Avinash Desai2
1Ms. Rupali Patil, Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pimpri, Pune (Maharashtra) India.
2Dr. Avinash Desai, Research Guide, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pimpri, Pune (Maharashtra) India.
Manuscript received on November 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 2456-2460 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B3983129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B3983.129219
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Abstract: The enormous consumption of energy has led to the fact of saving it at large. To negate the loss of energy, the present work commences research in the field of Thermal Energy Storage in its latent form incorporating Phase Changing Material (PCM) in circular oriented copper Ball Structure. Heating of PCM (by an electric heater) inferred in these copper balls continues till 85˚C(well beyond the melting point of selected PCM), and then when disconnected, PCM discharges gradually giving off the heat accumulated within. Considering 30litres of water in Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage Tank(LHTES), for a family of four, the research intends to investigate the prolonged duration of time required to keep the water warm. The consequence presents that the time required to charge(heat) water is 4.6 hours(270minutes) and discharge(heat is given off) is 29hours(1740 minutes). Thus proving significant potential in keeping water warm for better performance in a circular orientation.
Keywords: Phase Changing Material, Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage, Charging, Discharging.