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Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung e.V. (ZAE Bayern)

Dipl.-Phys. Stephan Vidi
Am Galgenberg 87
97074 Würzburg
Tel.: +49 931 70564-350
E-mail: Stephan.Vidi@zae-bayern.de

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Brütting
Am Galgenberg 87
97074 Würzburg
Tel.: +49 931 70564-323
E-mail: Michael.Bruetting@zae-bayern.de

 

ZAE Bayern has worked in the field of latent heat storage, namely Phase Change Materials (PCM) for approximately 15 years. The work in research and development comprises PCM in general, their characterisation as well as their use in a wide range of applications.

One main area of ZAE’s research in the field of energy-optimised buildings is the application of PCM for heating and cooling purposes. Here PCM are integrated in construction materials or as energy storage into the building technology, for example in cooling ceilings. Lots of these technologies are integrated into the new research building of ZAE Bayern in Würzburg, called the Energy-Efficiency-Center, and the effects of these energy-optimizing technologies are being continuously monitored and developed further. In addition to applications in buildings there is a large number of research and development activities in new fields of applications, often assigned by industry-partners.

Within the research field of Thermal Physics & Sensor Technology ZAE Bayern has developed customised measuring methods and devices for various problems for over two decades.

As part of its work in the RAL Quality Association PCM, being one of the external monitoring institutes, ZAE Bayern supports the Quality Association in the development of methods for quality assurance. Being an authorised testing institute ZAE Bayern offers the possibility of determining the following testing criteria:

  • Enthalpy-temperature profile with m-DSC (Q2000 TA Instruments,T-History (in-house development)
  • Thermal conductivity: Hot-wire, plate appliance, rod instrument,… (all in-house developments)

Projects

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Publications

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