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

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

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