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Encapsulation of Thermal Energy Storage Media

United States Patent Application

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In one embodiment, a phase change material is encapsulated by forming a phase change material pellet, coating the pellet with flexible material, heating the coated pellet to melt the phase change material, wherein the phase change materials expands and air within the pellet diffuses out through the flexible material, and cooling the coated pellet to solidify the phase change material.
Dhau, Jaspreet (Tampa, FL), Goswami, Dharendra (Tampa, FL), Jotshi, Chand K. (Tampa, FL), Stefanakos, Elias K. (Tampa, FL)
University of South Florida (Tampa FL)
14/ 425,415
December 18, 2013
NOTICE OF GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with Government support under grant contract number DE-EE0003490 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in the invention.