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Title: Impacts on the solidification of water on plate surface for cold energy storage using ice slurry
Authors: Liu, Shengchun
Li, Hailong
Song, Mengjie
Dai, Baomin
Sun, Zhili
Keywords: Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Energy conservation
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Liu, S., Li, H., Song, M., Dai, B., & Sun, Z. (2018). Impacts on the solidification of water on plate surface for cold energy storage using ice slurry. Applied Energy, 227, 284-293. doi:
Journal: Applied Energy
Abstract: Ice slurry has been widely used for thermal energy storage system due to its high cold energy storage capacity. To effectively improve the efficiency of ice slurry generator, it is essential to have a deeper understanding about the solidification mechanism on the plate surface of ice generator, which is affected by many factors, such as the roughness of surface and the apparent contact angle. This work studies the impacts of roughness and inhibitor concentration on the freezing temperature, subcooling and the heterogeneous nucleation energy at the surface of aluminum, copper and Teflon plates. Results show that both the roughness and the inhibitor concentration can clearly affect the freezing temperature of water droplet and the heterogeneous nucleation energy. In general, the freezing temperature rises and the subcooling and the heterogeneous nucleation energy drop as the surface roughness increases for all studied materials; and the heterogeneous nucleation energy also increases with the increase of inhibitor concentration. Since the heterogeneous nucleation energy is mainly determined by the substance and the roughness, while not by the surface material, it is important to increase the roughness in order to reduce subcooling and save energy, especially for copper and aluminum.
ISSN: 0306-2619
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.08.012
Research Centres: Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) 
Rights: © 2017 Elsevier. All rights reserved.
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