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dc.contributor.advisorSuppes, Galen J.eng
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Jason Franklineng
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.date.submitted2005 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on February 12, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Galen J. Suppes.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2005.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Chemical engineering.eng
dc.description.abstractPhase change materials are a quickly growing commodity in a world which now places a premium on energy conservation, and renewable energy sources. The implementation of PCMs into several world markets can lead to reduced energy costs, and increased opportunity to take advantage of alternative energy sources, such as solar and wind power. Understanding the flammability characteristics of PCMs will increase the ability to adequately introduce these materials into these markets, which may be very sensitive to flammability concerns, such as building construction. This thesis is a discussion of a project designed to determine flammability relationships for many fat and oil derived PCMs, and to compare these to the current market's dominant PCM, paraffins. The results were similar to what was expected; the flammability of the PCMs is directly linked to the materials flash point, i.e. the material with the lower flash point will have a lower propensity to burn. To accompany this, it was also determined that the flash point of each material could be directly linked to both the materials boiling point and molecular weight; both have a positive linear relationship. Based on these results, it was concluded that PCMs derived from fats and oils have a lower propensity to burn than petroleum derived paraffins.eng
dc.format.extentx, 82 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc506454466eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/6252
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/6252eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subjectPhase change materialseng
dc.subjectPhase change materialseng
dc.subject.lcshOils and fats -- Thermal propertieseng
dc.subject.lcshHeat storage deviceseng
dc.subject.lcshFlammable materialseng
dc.subject.lcshRenewable energy sourceseng
dc.titleFlammability characterization of fat and oil derived phase change materialseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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