Curbing global warming with phase change materials for energy storage

Anisur, M.R. and Mahfuz, M.H. and Kibria, M.A. and Saidur, Rahman and Metselaar, I.H.S.C. and Mahlia, T.M.I. (2013) Curbing global warming with phase change materials for energy storage. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 18. pp. 23-30. ISSN 1364-0321, DOI

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The application of thermal energy storage (TES) system with phase change material (PCM) is an effective way for energy conservation and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction. Global warming is increasing along with the energy consumption. Many researchers are concerned about this present global environmental problem for fossil-fuel burning. Thermal energy storage system with phase change material is observed as a potential candidate for mitigating this problem. This paper emphasizes the opportunities for energy savings and greenhouse-gas emissions reduction with the implementation of PCM in TES systems. For instance, about 3.43 of CO 2 emission by 2020 could be reduced through the application of PCM in building and solar thermal power systems. Similarly, energy conservation and GHGs emission reduction by other PCM applications for thermal comfort of vehicles, transport refrigeration, engine cold start, greenhouse and waste heat management are also presented. In addition, some present investigations on the performance improvement of the phase change materials are addressed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 6 December 2012 Source: Scopus Article in Press CODEN: RSERF Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Saidur, R.; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiaemail:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy saving, Fossil fuel consumption, Greenhouse gas emission, Phase change material, Thermal energy storage.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 02:01
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 09:08

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