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Research Paper | Mechanical Engineering | India | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016
Thermal Energy Storage System Using Pykrete
Alisha Vijay Supekar | Divyashree Prasad Deore | Sarthak Sharma 
Abstract: In this paper, a special design of an experimental rig was used to study and evaluate the performance of using the Pykrete thermal storage capacity for cooling purpose. Nowadays ice thermal storage system is mostly used because it is practical due to the large heat of fusion of ice to change into water. Since Pykrete has a slower melting rate than that of ice, we have conducted test on Pykrete to evaluate its viability as an alternative cooling material to ice in TES. Thermal storage techniques have provided opportunities to store cooling energy in ice when the power price is relatively low and hence it is expected that Pykrete will give similar results. The experimental rig that was built is a simple domestic air conditioning prototype that can be used to cool small spaces with Pykrete bank which was prepared for this purpose. The Pykrete storage capacity process is an effective process of using chillers or refrigeration plant to build ice during off-peak hours to serve part or the entire on-peak cooling requirement.
Keywords: Air conditioning, Coefficient of Performance, Pykrete, Thermal Energy Storage System
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016,
Pages: 1917 - 1921