The exergy efficiency, as well as the charging and discharging rates, in a latent heat storage system can be improved by use of the PCMs having different melting points. The melting point distribution of the PCMs has substantial effects on the exergy efficiency. The optimum melting point distribution of the PCMs has been estimated from numerical simulations and also from simple equations. The fast charging or discharging rate leads to high exergy efficiency.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Engineering
- General Energy