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    • An approach to the simulation of PCMs in building applications using TRNSYS 

      Ibáñez, Manuel; Lázaro, Ana; Zalba, Belén; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2005)
      The use of phase change materials (PCMs) for thermal storage in buildings was one of the first applications studied,toget her with typical storage tanks. An interesting possibility in building application is the impregnation ...
    • Effect of microencapsulated phase change material in sandwich panels 

      Castellón, Cecilia; Medrano Martorell, Marc; Roca Enrich, Joan; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Navarro, Maria E.; Fernández Renna, Ana Inés; Lázaro, Ana; Zalba, Belén (Elsevier, 2010)
      Sandwich panels are a good option as building materials, as they offer excellent characteristics in a modular system. The goal of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of using the microencapsulated PCM (Micronal ...
    • Experimental Study on Phase Change Materials and Plastics Compatibility 

      Lázaro, Ana; Zalba, Belén; Bobi, M.; Castellón, Cecilia; Cabeza, Luisa F. (American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2006)
      Energy storage is a useful tool to increase energy efficiency and energy savings. Solid-Liquid phase change materials (PCMs) are used in latent heat thermal energy storage systems. Plastics are currently used as encapsulate ...
    • Free-cooling of buildings with phase change materials 

      Zalba, Belén; Marín, José M.; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Mehling, Harald (Elsevier, 2004)
      In this paper, the application of phase change materials (PCM) in free-cooling systems is studied. Free-cooling is understood as a means to store outdoors coolness during the night, to supply indoors cooling during the ...
    • Improvement of a thermal energy storage using plates with paraffin–graphite composite 

      Marín, José M.; Zalba, Belén; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Mehling, Harald (Elsevier, 2005)
      This work aims at designing a thermal energy storage (TES) using air as heat transfer medium, efficient mainly for free-cooling but also for other applications, improving the low heat transfer rates dues to the thermal ...
    • Intercomparative tests on phase change materials characterisation with differential scanning calorimeter 

      Lázaro, Ana; Peñalosa, Conchita; Solé, Aran; Diarce, Gonzalo; Haussmann, Thomas; Fois, Magali; Zalba, Belén; Gschwander, Stefan; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2013)
      For the correct design of thermal storage systems using phase change materials (PCMs) in any application, as well as for their simulation, it is essential to characterise the materials from thermophysical and rheological ...
    • Review on thermal energy storage with phase change: materials, heat transfer analysis and applications 

      Zalba, Belén; Marín, José M.; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Mehling, Harald (Elsevier Science, 2003)
      Thermal energy storage in general, and phase change materials (PCMs) in particular, have been a main topic in research for the last 20 years, but although the information is quantitatively enormous, it is also spread ...
    • State of the art on high temperature thermal energy storage for power generation. Part 1—Concepts, materials and modellization 

      Gil, Antoni; Medrano Martorell, Marc; Martorell, Ingrid; Lázaro, Ana; Dolado, Pablo; Zalba, Belén; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2010)
      Concentrated solar thermal power generation is becoming a very attractive renewable energy production system among all the different renewable options, as it has have a better potential for dispatchability. This ...