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PCM-enhanced lime plasters for vernacular and contemporary architecture

Theodoridou, Magdalini, Kyriakou, Loucas and Ioannou, Ioannis 2016. PCM-enhanced lime plasters for vernacular and contemporary architecture. Energy Procedia 97 , pp. 539-545. 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.10.070

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Abstract

Phase Change Materials (PCMs) have the ability to absorb and release thermal energy, in the form of latent heat, during the melting or solidifying processes respectively. Thus, they may be used as additives in the production of thermally efficient composite building materials, such as plasters. This paper focuses on the design and production of PCM-enhanced lime plasters with significantly low thermal conductivity and increased specific heat capacity. The aforementioned plasters are appropriate for application in southern European climatic conditions. Due to their compatibility with traditional substrate materials, they may also be used for the renovation and retrofitting of existing structures.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1876-6102
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 August 2019
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 14:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/124387

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