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Proceedings of eSim 2012: 7th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Potential benefits from Thermosyphon-PCM (TP) integrated design for buildings applications in Toronto

M. Poulad, Alan Fung

Abstract: The integration of phase change material (PCM) and thermosyphon is introduced as a mean to transfer solar radiation into the indoor air. A steady state, one dimensional model is analysed here to investigate the potential benefits of the TP. Analysis of the power transferred by the thermosyphon-PCM panel shows that more than one megawatt hour per square meter (MWh/m 2) energy can be transferred into buildings in Toronto annually. Therefore, by mounting TP, which has thermal resistance on an order of-4 K/W, solar energy can be a source of heating for buildings. In the coldest month of the year, January, the insolated surface of the TP can reach as high as 54.5℃.
Pages: 601 - 614