CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS REGULATE HEAT
According to scientists, the new material stores and releases heat according to the specific temperature required. Therefore, it can greatly reduce the cost of heating and cooling in buildings.
Construction materials regulate heat
Researchers from Nottingham Ningbo Chinese University (UNNC) believe that their new invention will be applied in existing building structures. New non-deformed energy-saving phase-change materials (PCM) have greater energy storage capacity, combined with faster heat response, lower production costs compared to existing materials. use.
Heat-regulating materials, developed by researchers at the Center for Sustainable Energy Technology, can be applied anywhere from walls, roofs to floors.
The new material is shaped like a circular tablet with the circumference of a large coin. It can be manufactured in various shapes and sizes.
Before being put into use, the basic structure of the material will be designed to suit each specific temperature requirements. They can be used for heating or cooling purposes.
The new material could save up to 35% of the energy currently used in buildings. And scientists also believe it can also be used in solar panels or LEDs, to improve the efficiency of these alternative energy technologies.