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Oversized Storage Tanks

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by smangold, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. SciGuy

    SciGuy New Member

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    For equal temperature change, the water will store 2.5 times as much energy per pound or about 3 times as much per unit volume compared to oil.

    In regards to phase change heat storage, paraffin can store ~ 65 BTUs/lb just in the act of melting without a temperature change. Once melted, paraffin's specific heat is ~ 0.7BTUs per pound.

    Hugh

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    edit: nevermind. i figured it out. doh.
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