Preparation of Microcapsules Containing Phase Change Material and Silicon Carbide Powder with Interfacial Polycondensation Reaction Method


The fundamental experiments were performed to establish the operational conditions required to prepare the microcapsules containing paraffin wax as a phase change material (PCM) and SiC powder with the interfacial polycondensation reaction. It was investigated how SiC powder affected a few characteristics of microcapsules such as the diameters of microcapsules, latent heat storage density, thermal responsibility and supercooling. In the experiment, the concentration of oil soluble surfactant, the revolution speed of impeller for preparing the (O/W) emulsion and the added weight of SiC powder were changed stepwise. The microcapsules containing PCM in which SiC powder was dispersed could be prepared well and characterized. The diameters of microcapsules increased by containing SiC powder and the content of SiC powder could be increased by performing surface modification of SiC powder. Latent heat storage density decreased with the content of SiC powder. Supercooling of PCM and thermal responsibility could be improved to some degree by containing SiC powder.

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Morita, R. , Saito, N. , Taguchi, Y. and Tanaka, M. (2015) Preparation of Microcapsules Containing Phase Change Material and Silicon Carbide Powder with Interfacial Polycondensation Reaction Method. Materials Sciences and Applications, 6, 251-262. doi: 10.4236/msa.2015.63030.

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