Experimental steady-state and transient thermal performance of materials for thermal energy storage in building applications: From powder SS-PCMs to SS-PCM-based acrylic plaster

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Cárdenas-Ramírez, Carolina
Gómez, Maryory A.
Jaramillo, Franklin
Cardona, Andrés F.
Fernández, Ángel G.Fernández, Ángel G. - ORCID ID
Cabeza, Luisa F.Cabeza, Luisa F. - ORCID ID
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cc-by-nc-nd (c) Elsevier, 2022
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Thermal performance of SS-PCM composites, simulating building envelope conditions, is difficult to asset with traditional laboratory equipment. However, in this work, the evaluation of three SS-PCM based on eutectic fatty acid mixtures of capric-myristic (CA/MA), lauric-myristic (LA/MA) and palmitic-stearic (PA/SA) was accomplished by a testing setup that allows to test samples in steady-state and dynamic conditions. Moreover, a SS-PCM-based acrylic plaster was evaluated as a fiber cement siding finish. The obtained values were used to calculate the thermal transmittance (U-value), heat storage capacity, and thermal inertia parameters under a simulated diurnal cycle. Results showed that the use of phase change materials in powder form increase thermal lag between 148% and 180% and present a decrement factor <0.2. Furthermore, building envelopes as fiber cement siding with a SS-PCM-based acrylic plaster coating decreased 20.8% the indoor temperature, increase 67.26% the thermal lag and decrease 9% of the decrement factor.
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Energy, 2022, vol. 250, p. 123768-1-123768-10