1993 Volume 7 Issue 2 Pages 113-120
It is well known that the ice heat storage system is an attractive way of using night-time electric power energy, of saving thermal energy and an effective use of narrow building space. There are numerous ice heat storage systems on the market although there has been no good evaluation of these systems. This review deals with the ice formation mechanism for ice-making methods based on the previous literature. Particular attention is paid to the way the appearance of the ice nucleus and the growth of the ice front are strongly influenced by the water supercooling phenomenon. Moreover, ice crystal growth is explained from the standpoint of molecular and heat transfer theory.