Bioplastics for Solar Thermal Applications: Potential of Bio-PE and PTT for Swimming Pool Solar Collectors

Andrea Klein, Katharina Resch, Gernot Oreski

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Within this study bioplastics – bio-poly(ethylene) and poly(trimethylene terephthalate) – i.e. polymers based on renewable resources, are comprehensively evaluated and tested as to their principle applicability as absorber mate-rial in swimming pool solar collectors. Investigations showed that the considered bioplastics possess a high potential for application in solar thermal devices in general. However, further optimization, especially of long-term performance and maximum operating temper-ature by tailoring molecular and supramolecular structure as well as by addition of additives and fillers is required.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationANTEC 2015
Subtitle of host publicationconference proceedings ; ... annual technical conference & exhibition
Place of PublicationBrookfield
PublisherSociety of Plastics Engineers
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAntec@NPE 2015 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 23 Mar 201527 Mar 2015


ConferenceAntec@NPE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
  • Antec@NPE 2015

    Andrea Klein (Speaker)

    23 Mar 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Cite this