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Recommended Papers for: Nanofluids

Total Papers Found: 70

Heat transfer enhancement of Al2O3-H2O nanofluids flowing through a micro heat sink with complex structure

Nanofluids are used in heat sink applications to improve the rate of heat dissipation and reduce temperature gradients in electronics. This study specifically examined the thermal properties of Al2O3-H2O nanofluids used in micro heat sinks. An instrument measured the thermal conductivity of the Al2O3-H2O nanofluids using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that, as expected, thermal conductivity increased with the concentration of ...

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Temperature dependent heat transfer performance of multi-walled carbon nanotube-based aqueous nanofluids at very low particle loadings

Thermally conductive nanoparticles are often added to conventional fluids to improve thermal properties. In this paper, the effect of small concentrations of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) on thermal conductivity over a range of temperatures was tested. A Thermal Constant Analyser measured the thermal conductivity of the nanofluids with the transient plane source (TPS) method from 10 to 80 °C. Results showed that thermal conductivity of the nanofluids increased with temperature, and with ...

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Thermo-optical properties of partially unzipped multiwalled carbon nanotubes dispersed nanofluids for direct absorption solar thermal energy systems

Water is being used to absorb incident light for use in solar power applications. Adding nanoparticles to water improves the solar collection efficiency. In this paper, a Thermal Analyzer measured the thermal conductivity of the nanofluids using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that the thermal conductivity of the nanofluids increased with temperature and nanoparticle concentration....

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Heat transfer biofluids: A novel approach towards weed management

Weeds are invasive species that have yet to be controlled and cost nations millions of dollars per year in crop losses. In this experiment, two of the worst weeds in the world, Lantana camara and Parthenium Hysterophorus, were studied to determine their capability of producing heat transfer fluids (“biofluids”) that can be sold to reduce the economic burden they cause. The Thermal Constants Analyzer measured the thermal conductivity of the ...

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Study of stability and thermal conductivity of nanoparticles in propylene glycol

This paper examined the properties that affected the thermal conductivity of Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) nanofluids with a base fluid of propylene glycol. Samples were prepared with volumetric percentages of 0.2%, 2%, and 3% Al2O3, and 22 replicates were completed over time. A Thermtest Transient Plane Source TPS measured the thermal conductivity of the nanofluids. Results showed that the 3% Al2O3/propylene glycol solution had the highest thermal conductivity....

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