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New thermo-regulating paints based on nanoencapsulation of phase-change materials

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Project "ENERPAINT" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 149˙893 €
 EC max contribution 149˙893 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-PoC
 Funding Scheme ERC-POC
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-11-01   to  2019-04-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL UK (LIVERPOOL) coordinator 149˙893.00


 Project objective

'The proposal is focused on the innovation potential of thermo-regulating paints for effective thermal insulation and controlled release/uptake of the thermal energy in buildings. These thermo-regulating paints are based on the energy nanocapsules with encapsulated phase change materials, which are under development in ERC 2014 Consolidator grant No. 647969 'ENERCAPSULE', and current commercial paint formulations. The addition of the energy nanocapsules able to store and release heat will provide commercial paints thermo-regulating properties. The advantage of energy nanocapsules in the paint formulations is the isolation of the phase-change heat capacitors from the other components of the paint. This will keep the integrity of the encapsulated phase-change materials during heating/cooling cycles, prevent the interaction between paint matrix and phase-change material and, as a result, significantly increase the durability of the thermo-responsive paints to thousands of heating/cooling cycles. Project Work Plan includes two parallel Work Packages. First Work Package is a technical one and involves the development of the methodology for up-scaled fabrication of energy nanocapsules by controlled deformation dynamic mixing and application of the energy capsules as heat-controlling additive in paint formulations. Second Work Package is devoted to the market and legislation analysis of the innovation potential of the thermo-regulating paints. Application of such paints in existing old houses will considerably improve their energy efficiency characteristics without big investments into their retrofitting. Additional energy savings are foreseen during day/night switch where the thermal energy collected in paint during daylight is used for house heating during night. Innovation of new materials and technologies for storage and controlled release of thermal energy is critical for future green economy according to the EU Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency. '


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 E. M. Shchukina, M. Graham, Z. Zheng, D. G. Shchukin
Nanoencapsulation of phase change materials for advanced thermal energy storage systems
published pages: 4156-4175, ISSN: 0306-0012, DOI: 10.1039/c8cs00099a
Chemical Society Reviews 47/11 2019-08-05
2018 Xiaolei Zhu, Dmitry Shchukin
Crystallohydrate Loaded Halloysite Nanocontainers for Thermal Energy Storage
published pages: 1800618, ISSN: 1438-1656, DOI: 10.1002/adem.201800618
Advanced Engineering Materials 20/11 2019-08-05
2019 Bei Qian, Zhaoliang Zheng, Marios Michailids, Nicole Fleck, Matthew Bilton, Yan Song, Guoliang Li, Dmitry Shchukin
Mussel-Inspired Self-Healing Coatings Based on Polydopamine-Coated Nanocontainers for Corrosion Protection
published pages: 10283-10291, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b21197
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11/10 2019-08-05
2019 E. Shchukina, D. G. Shchukin
Nanocontainer-Based Active Systems: From Self-Healing Coatings to Thermal Energy Storage
published pages: , ISSN: 0743-7463, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00151
Langmuir 2019-08-05

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