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Microcapsulation and Macrocapsulation of Phase Change Materials by Emulsion Co-polymerization Method

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In this study, decanoic acid suitable for thermal energy storage applications was microencapsulated with poly(styrene-co-ethyl acrylate) by emulsion co- polymerization method. Chemical structures, morphological characteristics, and thermal properties of microcapsules and macrocapsules were determined using Fourier Transfer Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and Differential Scanning Calorimeters (DSC) respectively. The microPCMs and macroPCMs were synthesized successfully and the encapsulation ratio was about up to 65.5 %. As a result, the as-prepared microcapsules show good potentials for thermal energy storage and could be used in many applications.

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  • Phase change material (PCM)
  • Decanoic (capric) acid
  • Co-polymerization and microcapsulation and macrocapsulation

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We would like to thank The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) (The Project Code: TUBITAK 111M614) for their financial support for this study. And we also would like to thank Mrs. Fatma Aydin for SEM analysis for this study.

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Unal, M., Konuklu, Y., Paksoy, H.O. (2015). Microcapsulation and Macrocapsulation of Phase Change Materials by Emulsion Co-polymerization Method. In: Dincer, I., Colpan, C., Kizilkan, O., Ezan, M. (eds) Progress in Clean Energy, Volume 2. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17031-2_17

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