Adv Colloid Interface Sci 2020 Sep 31;283:102226. Epub 2020 Jul 31.
Department of Food Materials and Process Design Engineering, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran. Electronic address:
Today, the use of phase change materials (PCMs) with remarkable properties for energy storage and development of engineering systems is an extremely important topic, due to enhanced demand for energy consumption. PCMs could be generally subdivided into solid-liquid, liquid-gas, solid-gas, and solid-solid groups. It should be noted that since there is no single excellent PCM that comprises all the suitable physical, chemical, kinetic, thermal, and economic properties, PCMs could be improved by incorporating some additives, modifying PCM structures, and optimizing the storage systems. Read More