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Review article - Peer-reviewed, 2020

Bio-Based Phase Change Materials Incorporated in Lignocellulose Matrix for Energy Storage in Buildings-A Review

Nazari, Meysam; Jebrane, Mohamed; Terziev, Nasko;

Abstract

Due to growing consciousness regarding the environmental impact of fossil-based and non-sustainable materials in construction and building applications, there have been an increasing interest in bio-based and degradable materials in this industry. Due to their excellent chemical and thermo-physical properties for thermal energy storage, bio-based phase change materials (BPCMs) have started to attract attention worldwide for low to medium temperature applications. The ready availability, renewability, and low carbon footprint of BPCMs make them suitable for a large spectrum of applications. Up to now, most of the BPCMs have been incorporated into inorganic matrices with only a few attempts to set the BPCMs into bio-matrices. The current paper is the first comprehensive review on BPCMs incorporation in wood and wood-based materials, as renewable and sustainable materials in buildings, to enhance the thermal mass in the environmentally-friendly buildings. In the paper, the aspects of choosing BPCMs, bio-based matrices, phase change mechanisms and their combination, interpretation of life cycle analyses, and the eventual challenges of using these materials are presented and discussed.

Keywords

bio-based PCMs; bio-based matrices; buildings and constructions; energy storage applications; wood

Published in

Energies

2020, volume: 13, number: 12, article number: 3065
Publisher: MDPI

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG7 Affordable and clean energy

UKÄ Subject classification

Composite Science and Engineering

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/en13123065

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/107213