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    • ISSN: 1793-821X (Print)
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JOCET 2020 Vol.8(3): 24-30 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2020.8.3.521

Enhancement of Energy Recovery in a Phase Change Energy Storage Module with Embedded Radiation Absorbing Particles

Marwan Belaed and Muhammad Mustafizur Rahman
Abstract—The present study investigated combined enhancement of heat conduction and thermal radiation in a finned cylinder during the solidification (energy recovery) of a non-gray, non-opaque phase change material. Transient heat transfer in a symmetric, two-dimensional design is considered. The radiative transport equation is solved by using the Discrete Ordinate Method (DOM) while Finite Volume Method is used to discretize and solve equations for the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. It was found that energy recovery time can be reduced by 74% by controlling the optical thickness property of the PCM with embedded radiation absorbing particles.

Index Terms—Phase change material, radiation, solidification, thermal energy storage module.

Marwan Belaed is with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA (e-mail: marwan1@ mail.usf.edu).
Muhammad Mustafizur Rahman is with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas 67260, USA (e-mail: muhammad.rahman@wichita.edu).

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Cite:Marwan Belaed and Muhammad Mustafizur Rahman, "Enhancement of Energy Recovery in a Phase Change Energy Storage Module with Embedded Radiation Absorbing Particles," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 24-30, 2020.

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