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Keyword: CNTs

Total Papers Found: 38

Experimental investigation on the ammonia adsorption and heat transfer characteristics of the packed multi-walled carbon nanotubes

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The potential for the use of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for the adsorption of ammonia in solid-gas adsorption refrigeration applications has been investigated by experimental determination of ammonia adsorption properties, ...

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Enhanced thermal conductivity of n-octadecane containing carbon-based nanomaterials

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The use of organic compounds as phase change materials (PCMs) is limited by the low thermal conductivity of these compounds. In this study, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and carbon nanofibers (...

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Thermal Conductivity Enhancement by using Nano-Material in Phase Change Material for Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage Systems

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Al2O3, TiO2 nanoparticles, and carbon nanotubes were added to Iraqi paraffin wax in varying quantities to determine the optimum filler content for the enhancement of thermal conductivity. The thermal ...

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Thermal conductivity enhancement of nanostructure-based colloidal suspensions utilized as phase change materials for thermal energy storage: A review

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The authors have presented a literature review on computational and experimental studies on the thermal conductivity of nanostructure enhanced phase change materials (nePCMs). It was found that a wide range ...

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Thermal Conductivity of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Dispersions: Role of Interfacial Effects

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The thermal transport properties of nanofluids containing single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in ethylene glycol and (poly)-alpha olefins (PAO) were investigated. It was found that the addition of SWCNTs enhanced ...

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In situ polymerization of methyl methacrylate/multi-walled carbon nanotube composites using cationic stearyl methacrylate copolymers as dispersants

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Multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)/poly (methyl methacrylate) composites were prepared and their mechanical and physical properties were examined. An amphiphilic copolymer was used to aid in dispersing the MWCNTs throughout ...

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Synthesis and Characterization of Multifunctional Nanocomposites of Toughened Epoxy Reinforced With Carbon Nanotubes

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The authors have developed a method for the functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). The functionalization of the SWCNTs is useful in helping to produce a better dispersion of nanotubes ...

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An experimental investigation of melting of nanoparticle-enhanced phase change materials (NePCMs) in a bottom-heated vertical cylindrical cavity

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A nanoparticle-enhanced phase change material (NePCM) is prepared by the dispersal of carbon nanotubes in 1-dodecanol. The objective of this experiment was to determine if the addition of nanoparticles could ...

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Heat transfer in microcellular polystyrene/multi-walled carbon nanotube nanocomposite foams

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Polystyrene/multi-walled carbon nanotube (PS/MWCNT) nanocomposite foams were prepared in order to determine if these foams exhibited a reduced thermal conductivity in comparison to pristine polystyrene foam. The thermal ...

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Thermally conductive, insulated polyimide nanocomposites by AlO(OH)-coated MWCNTs

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In this paper, a thermally conductive insulated inorganic nanolayer of AlO(OH) was coated onto the surface of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) to create a novel thermally conductive material. The ...

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