S. Mondal, The University of Queensland, Australia
Incorporation of phase-change material (PCM) in textiles is an attractive way to make thermo-regulating textiles. This chapter provides a review of PCM for textile applications. The chapter discusses thermal comfort, working principles of PCM, different types of PCMs, incorporation of micro-encapsulated PCMs in textiles and various applications of PCM incorporated textiles. The chapter concludes with a discussion of some of the challenges for PCMs in textile applications.
thermal energy storage
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