Person

Frank Bruno

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Thermal stability of Na2CO3-Li2CO3 as a high temperature phase change material for thermal energy storage

The major objective of this study was to investigate the thermal stability of the binary salt as a phase change material for thermal energy storage through thermal decomposition analysis in different environments and thermal cycling.
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A critical review of eutectic salt property prediction for latent heat energy storage systems

As mitigation of climate change becomes more important, critical examinations of all renewable energy production paradigms must be undertaken.
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Impact of periodic flow reversal of heat transfer fluid on the melting and solidification processes in a latent heat shell and tube storage system

This study addresses the heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) unit, heat is stored via a phase change material (PCM) which can then be supplied at a later time to the heat transfer fluid (HTF) for applications such as concentrated solar power (CSP).
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Development and experimental validation of a CFD model for PCM in a vertical triplex tube heat exchanger

This paper presents a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model using ANSYS FLUENT 15.0 for phase change material (PCM) in a vertical triplex tube thermal energy storage system and its validation through experimental results.
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Experimental investigation of the effect of dynamic melting in a cylindrical shell-and-tube heat exchanger using water as PCM

In the present paper, an experimental study is carried out to evaluate the effect of the dynamic melting concept in a cylindrical shell-and-tube heat exchanger using water as the phase change material (PCM) and a potassium formate/water solution as the heat transfer fluid (HTF).