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Encapsulaton Of High Temperature Molten Salts

United States Patent Application

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The present disclosure relates to a method of encapsulating microcapsules containing relatively high temperature phase change materials and the microcapsules so produced. The microcapsules are coated with an inorganic binder, film former and an inorganic filler. The microcapsules may include a sacrificial layer that is disposed between the particle and the coating. The microcapsules may also include an inner coating layer, sacrificial layer and outer coating layer. The microcapsules are particularly useful for thermal energy storage in connection with, e.g., heat collected from concentrating solar collectors.
OXLEY, James D. (San Antonio, TX), MATHUR, Anoop Kumar (Shoreview, MN)
13/ 749,446
January 24, 2013
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT CLAUSE [0001] This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-F0A0000104 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.