Fabrication of Organic Shape-stabilized Phase Change Material and Its Energy Storage Applications

Xinpeng Hu, 1, 2

Hao Wu, 1, 2

Shuang Liu, 1, 2

Shang Gong, 1, 2

Yu Du, 1, 2

Xiaolong Li, 1, 2

Xiang Lu 1, 2*

Jinping Qu 1, 2, 3*

1Key Laboratory of Material Chemistry for Energy Conversion and Storage, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Ministry of Education, Wuhan 430074, China

2Hubei Key Laboratory of Material Chemistry and Service Failure, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

3National Engineering Research Center of Novel Equipment for Polymer Processing, Key Laboratory of Polymer Processing Engineering, Ministry of Education, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Technique and Equipment for Macromolecular Advanced Manufacturing, School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, 510641, China

Abstract

Organic phase change materials (OPCMs) are advanced energy storage materials with ability to storage and release thermal energy at constant temperature. Efficient energy storage systems using shape-stabilized PCMs (SSPCMs) are promising to adjust the gap between energy supply and demand. The performances of SSPCMs are influenced by multiple factors which are necessary to be considered in the fabrication process. In this regard, we summarized the desired properties for OPCMs and SSPCMs, then we systematically discussed the fabrication methods involving supporting materials, OPCMs and fillers. At last, we elaborated thermal storage applications of SSPCMs from three kinds of energy sources. This review intendsto provide in-depth and constructive insights into the fabrication and energy storage applications of SSPCMs, thereby contributing to development and application of high-performance SSPCMs.

Fabrication of Organic Shape-stabilized Phase Change Material and Its Energy Storage Applications