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Old 11-25-10, 01:42 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by bennelson View Post
Also, my goldfish can't swim in phase change materials.
I completely understand about the gold fish...

But if you had the 210 gal tank of water (1680 lb). and you let it absorb heat from your stove until it got to 85 degrees, then let it cool to 75 degrees, it would release 16,800 BTUs of heat.

On the other hand if you had the same 210 gal tank filled with calcium chloride PCM, and let it absorb heat from your stove until it got to 85 degrees, then let it cool to 75 degrees, it would release over 178,860 BTUs of heat.

Pretty big difference...

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