Review Article

Year: 2015 | Month: 05 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 281-294

Application of Phase Change Materials in Textiles: A Review

Elias Khalil

Lecturer, Department of Textile Engineering, World University of Bangladesh, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh

ABSTRACT

Phase change materials or PCMs are compounds which store and release latent heat by changing chemical bonds through a phase alteration. These materials absorb energy during the heating and release energy to the surroundings through a reverse cooling process. The integration of PCM in textiles by coating, encapsulation or any other means has grown concentration to the scientist. In this paper; characteristics, classification, working principle of PCMs and its versatile application in textiles are mainly discussed.

Keywords: Phase Change Material, Microencapsulation, Clothing Comfort, Heat Storage.

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