Preliminary study of passive cooling strategy using a combination of PCM and copper foam to increase thermal heat storage in building facade

Mohd Hafizal Mohd Isa, Xudong Zhao, Hiroshi Yoshino

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Abstract

The innovation of phase change material (PCM) for thermal heat storage is one sustainable passive strategy that can be integrated into building designs. This research was conducted to study and evaluate the performance of the existing materials integrated with PCM and to propose a design strategy that would improve the system. This research suggested copper foam as a medium to be integrated with microencapsulated PCM. Applications of these combined materials will benefit the industry by improving indoor environments and by delivering sufficient thermal comfort for residents as in the case study of the existing 1.6 million terrace houses in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2365-2381
Number of pages17
JournalSustainability
Volume2
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Latent heat storage
  • Phase change material
  • Sustainable design technology
  • Thermal comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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