Phase Change Materials for Energy Efficiency in Buildings and their Use in Mortars
Authors: Neetesh Kumar Singh, Pushpraj Singh
Country: India View / Download Full Text PDF File
Abstract: The construction industry is responsible for consuming large amounts of energy. The development of new materials with the purpose of increasing the thermal efficiency of buildings is, therefore, becoming imperative. Thus, during the last decades, integration of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) into buildings has gained interest. Such materials can reduce the temperature variations, leading to an improvement in human comfort and decreasing energy consumption of buildings at the same time, due to their capability to absorb and release energy from/in the environment. In the present paper, recent experimental studies dealing with mortars or concrete-containing PCMs, used as passive building systems, have been examined.
Keywords: Thermal Energy Storage (TES), Phase Change Material (PCM), Building Materials, Passive Building Systems, Mortar, Concrete
Paper Id: 1235
Published On: 2021-09-09
Published In: Volume 9, Issue 5, September-October 2021
Cite This: Phase Change Materials for Energy Efficiency in Buildings and their Use in Mortars - Neetesh Kumar Singh, Pushpraj Singh - IJIRMPS Volume 9, Issue 5, September-October 2021.