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Change of state energy in wax

  1. Mar 19, 2013 #1
    Hi
    I'm interested in energy storage for domestic heating.
    Does the "melting" and solidifying of wax involve a change of state (i.e. is it a good energy storage mechanism)?

    Thanks
    Laurie
     
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  3. Mar 19, 2013 #2

    Drakkith

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    It is a change of state, as the wax is going from a solid to a liquid or vice versa, but I believe it is a poor way to store energy.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2013 #3
    The traditional method are (1)to store hot water as this reduces the need to heat it for (a) washing yourself and (b) heating the home, and (2) use an AGA which is basically a stove you keep permanantly on.
     
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