Evaluation of pumice for development of low-cost and energy-efficient composite phase change materials and lab-scale thermoregulation performances of its cementitious plasters

SARI A. , HEKİMOĞLU G. , Tyagi V., Sharma R.

ENERGY, cilt.207, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Integration of a building mass with a phase change-energy storage material is able to improve its thermal efficiency. With this respect, pumice was evaluated as low-cost supporting material for development of energy-efficient composites containing capric acid (CA) and polyethylene glycol(PEG) as phase change material (PCM). The developed leak-proof composites was also incorporated separately with ordinary cement (OC; Portland Cement) to produce novel plaster with thermal energy storage (TES) ability for thermoregulation of buildings. The DSC analysis results demonstrated that the shape-stabilized composite PCMs (S-SCPCMs) had melting temperatures of 31.03 degrees C and 8.80 degrees C and TES capacity of 116.27 J/g and 98.39 J/g, respectively. Cycling thermal degradation stability and TES dependability of the leak proof composites were examined by TGA techniques. The lab-scale test revealed that the indoor center temperatures (ICT) of the cubic chambers plastered separately by pumice/CA/OC and pumice/PEG/OC mortars were maintained at comfortable temperature range for relatively longer times compared to the control chamber plastered by OC mortar. (C) 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.