Energy and Environment Technology, International Conference on (2009)
Oct. 16, 2009 to Oct. 18, 2009
This paper puts forward a new way of using solar energy and Phase Change Material (PCM): the integration of PCM, sleeping bed and solar energy. The cavity of sleeping bed is filled with PCM. The sleeping bed is a heat storage device charged by solar energy, and it is a heating terminal too. The performance of heat charging and discharging of this kind of sleeping bed is studied by experiments. The results show that: 1) the internal temperature distribution in sleeping bed is nearly uniform and even during charging and discharging, the goal of storage of much heat without significant temperature rise is achieved; 2) the discharging time is long enough to keep the sleeping bed warm for a whole night; 3) the solar collectors are of high efficiency and it is suitable to be used as the heating source for this kind of sleeping bed.
Solar heating, Sleeping bed, PCM heat storage
J. Qiang, H. Zhao, G. Yu and Z. Lv, "Experimental Research of Sleeping Bed Integrated with PCM Heat Storage and Solar Heating," Energy and Environment Technology, International Conference on(ICEET), Guilin, China, 2009, pp. 652-655.