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JOCET 2017 Vol.5(1): 64-68 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2017.5.1.345

Direct Incorporation of Butyl Stearate as Phase Change Material into Concrete for Energy Saving in Buildings

Kemal Cellat, Beyza Beyhan, Berk Kazanci, Yeliz Konuklu, and Halime Paksoy
Abstract—Buildings are one of the largest energy consumers in the developed countries. The building sector represents 40% of the total energy consumption in the world and is responsible for the 30% of the annual greenhouse gas emissions. In recent years, various studies have investigated reducing energy consumption in buildings. One of these studies under development is using phase change materials (PCMs). PCMs are substances that melt and freeze at a nearly constant temperature, and during this phase change process, they release and absorb significant amounts of thermal energy. Using PCMs in buildings not only helps to reduce energy consumption, but also smooth the temperature distribution inside the building. In this study, using butyl stearate as PCM for energy saving in building applications was investigated. Results showed that butyl stearate has suitable thermal properties to maintain thermal comfort in buildings and is a promising phase change material.

Index Terms—Buildings, energy saving, phase change materials.

Kemal Cellat, Beyza Beyhan, Berk Kazanci, and Halime Paksoy are with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Cukurova University, 01330, Saricam Adana, Turkey (e-mail: kcellat@gmail.com, beyzabeyhan@gmail.com, berk_kazanci@hotmail.com, hopaksoy@cu.edu.tr).
Yeliz Konuklu is with Nigde University, Nanotechnology Application and Research Center (NRC), Nigde, Turkey (e-mail: ykonuklu@nigde.edu.tr).

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Cite:Kemal Cellat, Beyza Beyhan, Berk Kazanci, Yeliz Konuklu, and Halime Paksoy, "Direct Incorporation of Butyl Stearate as Phase Change Material into Concrete for Energy Saving in Buildings," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 64-68, 2017.

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