Solid–Liquid Thermal Energy Storage: Modeling and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of solid–liquid phase change thermal storage. Chapters are written by specialists from both academia and industry. Using recent studies on the improvement, modeling, and new applications of these systems, the book discusses innovative solutions for any potential drawbacks.
- Discusses experimental studies in the field of solid–liquid phase change thermal storage
- Reviews recent research on phase change materials
- Covers various innovative applications of phase change materials (PCM) on the use of sustainable and renewable energy sources
- Presents recent developments on the theoretical modeling of these systems
- Explains advanced methods for enhancement of heat transfer in PCM
This book is a reference for engineers and industry professionals involved in the use of renewable energy systems, energy storage, heating systems for buildings, sustainability design, etc. It can also benefit graduate students taking courses in heat transfer, energy engineering, advanced materials, and heating systems.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Solid–Liquid Thermal Energy Storage Systems. Chapter 2 Solid–Liquid Phase Change Materials for Energy Storage: Opportunities and Challenges. Chapter 3 Experimental Techniques and Challenges in Evaluating the Performance of PCMs. Chapter 4 Design Criteria for Advanced Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage Systems. Chapter 5 Multi-Scale Modeling in Solid–Liquid Phase Change Conjugate Heat Transfer for Thermal Energy Storage Applications. Chapter 6 Latent Heat of Fusion and Applications of Silicon-Metal Alloys. Chapter 7 Heat Transfer Augmentation of Latent Heat Thermal Storage Systems Employing Extended Surfaces and Heat Pipes. Chapter 8 Fin-Metal Foam Hybrid Structure for Enhancing Solid–Liquid Phase Change. Chapter 9 Micro- and Nano-Encapsulated PCM Fluids. Chapter 10 Structural Classification of PCM Heat Exchangers. Chapter 11 Cool Thermal Energy Storage: Water and Ice to Alternative Phase Change Materials. Chapter 12 Evolution of Melt Path in a Horizontal Shell and Tube Latent Heat Storage System for Concentrated Solar Power Plants. Chapter 13 Sensible and Latent Thermal Energy Storage in Parallel Channels. Chapter 14 Recent Progress of Phase Change Materials and a Novel Application to Cylindrical Lithium-Ion BatteryThermal Management. Chapter 15 Phase Change Material-Based Thermal Energy Storage for Cold Chain Applications – From Materials to Systems.
Moghtada Mobedi is a professor of heat transfer and he works in Mechanical Engineering Department, Shizuoka University in Japan. He received his Ph.D. from Middle East Technical University, Turkey in 1994. After working in a HVAC company as a project manager, he worked in Mechanical Engineering Department of Izmir Institute of Technology in Turkey between 2003 and 2015. Since 2015, he has been working in Shizuoka University and continues his research in Japan. He has taught many bachelor, master and PhD courses such as Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Convective Heat Transfer, Numerical Methods in Turkey, Japan and European countries. His research interests include heat transfer enhancement in solid/liquid phase change, heat and mass transfer in porous media, adsorption heat pump and computational fluid dynamics. He published more than 60 papers in international journals as well as 100 papers in national and international conferences and 3 book chapters on the various applications of heat transfer. He has supervised many master and PhD students both in Turkey and Japan. He received fellowships from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, European Union, Cracow University of Technology to visit laboratories of different universities in Japan, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Austria. He has leaded many projects funded by "State Planning Department of Turkey", "Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey", "Japan Society for the Promotion of Science", "Suzuki Foundation" to study on discovering innovative methods for heat transfer enhancement for single convection heat transfer, adsorbent beds as well as for solid/liquid phase change thermal storage.
Kamel Hooman is a professor of heat transformation technology at Delft University of Technology. He received his PhD from The University of Queensland in 2009 where he has worked for almost two decades. He is working closely with the industry in the field of thermo-fluids engineering. He was named Australia's Research Field Leader in Thermal Sciences in 2019. His book "Convective Heat Transfer in Porous Media" has been published in 2019 (CRC press) to help both undergraduate and postgraduate students who work on porous media flows. An author of over 150 archival journal articles, 8 book chapters, and over 50 conference papers, he has given numerous national and international invited lectures, keynote addresses, and presentations. He has been awarded fellowships from Emerald, Australian Research Council, National Science Foundation China, Australian Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Sciences with visiting professor/researcher positions at University of Padova, La Sapienza University of Rome, Krakow Institute of Technology, Ecole Centrale Paris, University of Malaya, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Harbin Institute of Technology, North Western Polytechnical University, Tianjin University, and Shandong University.
He is the associate editor for the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Heat Transfer Engineering, and Journal of Porous Media while serving on the editorial/advisory board of some international journals and conferences in the field of energy storage, conversion, and management. As an editor for Heat Exchanger Design Handbook (Begell House); he relies on his practical experience to ensure the latest development in the field of heat exchangers is kept up to date and shared with the practicing engineers. He has been the organizer and chair of the International Conference on Cooling Tower and Heat Exchanger sponsored by IAHR. He has supervised 11 doctoral students and has directed over 10 post docs. He has an h-index of 46 with an i10-index of 154. He has carried out various sponsored research projects through companies, governmental funding agencies, and national labs. He has also consulted for various companies and governments, in Australia, and overseas.
Wen-Quan Tao is a Professor at Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluids Science & Engineering of MOE, and Int. Joint Research Laboratory of Thermal Science & Engineering., Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. He graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1962 and received his graduate Diploma in 1966 under the supervision of Professor S. M. Yang. From 1980 to 1982 he worked with Professor E. M. Sparrow as a visiting scholar at the Heat Transfer Laboratory of University of Minnesota. He was selected as the member of Chinese Academy of Science in 2005. He has published more than 300 technical papers in international journals. He has published 8 books in heat transfer and numerical heat transfer, among which the book titled by Numerical Heat Transfer has been cited more than 15000 times home and abroad. He has supervised more than 140 graduate students. His recent research interests include multiscale simulations of fluid flow and heat transfer problems, thermal management of fuel cell, cooling technique of data center, thermal energy storage and saving, and enhancement of heat transfer.