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DOMINGUEZ, Manuel y GARCIA, Carmen. Utilization of the Phase Change Materials (PCM) in the Air Conditioning. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.4, pp. 107-115. ISSN 0718-0764. doi: 10.4067/S0718-07642009000400012.
The possibilities that present phase change materials in the heat storage of big quantities of heat in reduced spaces in the field of the air conditioning are analyzed. Several installations of climatization are described where phase change materials (PCM) have been satisfactorily incorporated and diverse types of installations including systems of thermal energy production as well as those that take advantage of free cooling in direct form, or indirect form by means of evaporative systems, or those that take advantage of residual heats or cogeneration. Considering the multiple advantages of the PCM it is concluded that they will be widely used in the future.
Palabras clave : phase change materials; PCM; heat store; climatization; free cooling.