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Energy saving latent heat storage and environmental friendly humidity-controlled materials for indoor climate

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  • Rao, Zhonghao
  • Wang, Shuangfeng
  • Zhang, Zhengguo
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    This paper reviews the development and application of energy saving latent heat storage phase change materials (PCMs) and environmental friendly humidity-controlled materials for indoor thermal management and humidity control. Based on the studies reported in the literatures, we indicated that the super-efficient and innovative micro-encapsulated form-stable composite PCM and humidity-controlled materials with high moisture absorption and desorption capacity and intelligent self-humidity-control and related key techniques are worth to be expected.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 3136-3145

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:16:y:2012:i:5:p:3136-3145
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.01.053
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