Performance of cooled-ceiling operating with MPCM slurry

Xichun Wang, Jianlei Niu

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Microencapsulated phase change material (MPCM) slurry is advantageous for thermal storage systems to use as a heat transfer and storage medium. In this paper, a new design of air-conditioning system is proposed, which is a combination of CC and a MPCM slurry storage tank. The mathematical model of the combined system is provided and used to predict the system performance of an office room under Hong Kong weather condition using hour-by-hour calculations. A feasibility analysis for the combined system was also made with computer calculations. The results indicate that a small MPCM slurry storage tank is able to shift the part of cooling load from the daytime to nighttime. It is also revealed that the proposed combined system is an energy saving and economy-favorable air-conditioning system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-591
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2009


  • Air-conditioning
  • Cooling ceiling system
  • MPCM slurry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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