Phase changing slurries in cooling and cold supply networks
Fraunhofer UMSICHT is investigating PCS systems in view of their possible application. Paraffin/water emulsion and encapsulated paraffin/water suspension are discussed as heat transfer fluid as an alternative to cold water. Tetradecane was chosen as paraffin for these fluids because of its melting point of 5 °C. Ice-slurries could be used as alternative tor brine or as cold storage fluid for a mobile cod supply.