Composite Phase Change Material for Improving Thermal Protection Performance of Insulated Packaging Container
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Tejashree Amberkar, Prakash Mahanwar, "Composite Phase Change Material for Improving Thermal Protection Performance of Insulated Packaging Container," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 75-84, 2022. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I2P209
Rampant growth in fast food consumption translated into the emergence of quick home delivery services. These services use insulated containers for delivering hot foods. However, such containers are not helpful for longer journey hours. Inclusion of latent heat storing and form-stabilized phase change materials (PCMs) in such containers is an effective way of maintaining the required temperature for longer hours. This study used the recycled paper board as the matrix to form-stabilize biobased PCM beeswax. SEM analysis confirmed infusion of beeswax into the fibrous mesh of recycled paper. DSC analysis of composite showed good heat storing capability with melting enthalpy of 102.51 J/g at peak phase transition temperature of 59.92 oC. A model of insulated packaging container with composite PCM was constructed. This model maintained the temperature of the packaged food in the designed period of two hours. The fabricated composite can fulfil the need to use environment-friendly packaging material.
Phase change material, Thermal energy storage, Beeswax, Microencapsulation.
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