Melting and solidification in porous media

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Melting and solidification in porous media can find application in a wide range of problems, including freezing and thawing of soil in a cold region, latent heat thermal energy storage, and selective laser sintering of metal powders. Applications in life science include cryopreservation of tissue, human embryos, and organs. While the early studies about phase change in porous media treated melting and solidification as conduction-controlled, the effect of natural convection is often very important. Convection-controlled melting and solidification of PCMs saturated in porous media will be discussed in this section.
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:[[Convection-Controlled One-Region Melting Problem]] and [[An Enthalpy Model for Two-Region Melting/Solidification|Two-Region Melting/Solidification]]
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*[[One-region melting in porous media|One-Region Melting Problem]]
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*[[Two-region melting and solidification in porous media|Two-Region Melting/Solidification]]
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==References==
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Faghri, A., and Zhang, Y., 2006, ''Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Systems'', Elsevier, Burlington, MA

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Melting and solidification in porous media can find application in a wide range of problems, including freezing and thawing of soil in a cold region, latent heat thermal energy storage, and selective laser sintering of metal powders. Applications in life science include cryopreservation of tissue, human embryos, and organs. While the early studies about phase change in porous media treated melting and solidification as conduction-controlled, the effect of natural convection is often very important. Convection-controlled melting and solidification of PCMs saturated in porous media will be discussed in this section.

References

Faghri, A., and Zhang, Y., 2006, Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Systems, Elsevier, Burlington, MA