1st Edition

Latent Heat-Based Thermal Energy Storage Systems Materials, Applications, and the Energy Market

    356 Pages 106 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    356 Pages 106 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    356 Pages 106 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    In light of increasing human-induced global climate change, there is a greater need for clean energy resources and zero carbon projects. This new volume offers up-to-date coverage of the fundamentals as well as recent advancements in energy efficient thermal energy storage materials, their characterization, and technological applications. Thermal energy storage (TES) systems offer very high-energy savings for many of our day-to-day applications and could be a strong component for enhancing the usage of renewable/clean energy-based devices. Because of its beneficial environmental impact, this technology has received wide attention in the recent past, and dedicated research efforts have led to the development of novel materials, as well to innovative applications in very many fields, ranging from buildings to textile, healthcare to agriculture, space to automobiles. This book offers a valuable and informed systematic treatment of latent heat-based thermal energy storage systems, covering current energy research and important developmental work.

    1. Thermal Energy Storage Using Phase Change Materials: An Overview

    Abhishek Anand, A. Shukla, and Atul Sharma

    2. Thermal Energy Storage in Phase Change Materials and Its Applications

    Manoj K. Singh, L. Syam Sundar, and Antonio C.M. Sousa

    3. High Temperature Energy Storage and Phase Change Materials: A Review

    Madhu Sharma and Debajyoti Bose

    4. Characterization Techniques of Phase Change Materials: Methods and Equipment

    Karunesh Kant, Amritanshu Shukla, and Atul Sharma

    5. Heat Transfer Studies of PCMs to Optimize the Cost Efficiency for Different Applications

    Amritanshu Shukla, Karunesh Kant and Atul Sharma

    6. Application of PCMs for Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Indoor Comfort in Buildings

    Farah Souayfane,  Pascal Henry Biwolé and Farouk Fardoun

    7. Phase Change Materials for Temperature Regulation of Photovoltaic Cells

    Karunesh Kant, Amritanshu Shukla, and Atul Sharma

    8. Solar Cooking Applications through Phase Change Materials (PCMs)

    Atul Sharma et al.

    9. Role of Phase Change Materials in Solar Water Heating Applications

    Shailender Singh et al.

    10. Application of Latent Heat Energy Based Thermal Energy Storage Materials in Solar Drier and Other Agricultural Applications

    G. Raam Dheep and A. Sreekumar

    11. Application of Phase Change Materials in Thermal Stability of Batteries and in the Automobile Sector

    Lucia Ianniciello, Pascal Biwolé and Patrick Achard

    12. Herbal Materials as Thermal Energy Storage Materials

    Abhay Kumar Choubey and Vartika Srivastava

    13. Today’s Renewable Energy Market: Innovations, Their Commercialization, and Impact on the Market

    Rohit Bansal and Vikas, Rachit Jaiswal

    14. Adoption of PCM-Based Novel Technology: Role of Awareness and Communication in Society

    Saurabh Mishra


    Amritanshu Shukla, PhD, is Associate Professor in Physics at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), where he is Head of the Division of Basic Sciences and Humanities and Chief Vigilance Officer. He has published more than 100 research papers in various international journals and conference proceedings. He has also written several international books and has delivered invited talks at national and international institutes. Dr. Shukla is also involved with several national as well as international projects and active research collaborations in India and abroad.

    Atul Sharma, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Uttar Pradesh, India, and is conducting research at the institute’s Non-Conventional Energy Laboratory. Dr. Sharma has recently published an edited book as well as research papers in various international journals and conferences. He also holds several patents related to the PCM technology in the Taiwan region and is currently engaged with the Council of Science & Technology. In addition, he has served as an editorial board member and as a reviewer for many national and international journals, project reports, and book chapters.

    Pascal Henry Biwolé, PhD, is Professor at the Université Clermont Auvergne and Research Associate at MINES ParisTech Graduate School, Center for Processes, Renewable Energies and Energy Systems, Paris, France. His research interests are the modeling of heat and mass transfers in building innovative envelopes and systems, the modeling of phase change materials and aerogel-based insulating materials for energy applications, and the development of 3D particle tracking velocimetry for airflow study in buildings. He teaches on thermal energy storage, heat and mass transfers, fluid dynamics, and environmental building design and modeling.