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Viscosity and thermal conductivity measurements of water-based nanofluids containing titanium oxide nanoparticles

This article looks at the thermal properties of titanium oxide (TiO2) based nanofluids and their applications as thermal vectors. The nanoparticle size was studied by dynamic light scattering (DLS) and the stability was measured by Zeta potential. The concentrations of TiO2 used ranged from 1 to 35% by mass in the water-based nanofluid. Thermal conductivity was measured and the effects of concentration of TiO2 and temperature on the thermal conductivity were studied. ...

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Influence of pH on Nanofluids- Viscosity and Thermal Conductivity

This article outlines the effect of adding Al2O3 and Cu nanoparticles to water and measuring the thermal conductivities and viscosities of the mixtures. The effect of pH was taken into account and it was found that there are optimal pH values for each of the nanoparticle mixtures that give the highest thermal conductivities and lowest viscosities. Research shows that thermal conductivity and viscosity are closely related to each other. ...

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Effects of pH on heat transfer nanofluids containing ZrO2 and TiO2 nanoparticles

This study looks at the effects of pH on heat transfer, among other things, of nanofluids. Over 20% enhancement of thermal conductivity was noted with nanofluids containing 3wt% zirconium dioxide and titanium dioxide. Also noted, was the influence of pH on the stability of the nanofluids. The Derjaguin-Landau-Verwey-Overbeek theory states that nanoparticles become unstable, form clusters and precipitate, when their pH is near the isoelectric point. This leads to large clusters ...

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Flame retardancy through carbon nanomaterials: carbon black, multiwall nanotubes, expanded graphite, multi-layer graphene and graphene in polypropylene

This research aims to determine the effect of altering filler particle sizes and shapes, on the thermal and mechanical properties of polypropylene (PP). Fillers such as thermally reduced graphite oxide (TRGO), multi-layer graphene (MLG250), carbon black (CB), multiwalled nanotubes (MWNT) and expanded graphite (EG), were added to the PP base. A thermal analyzer was used to measure the thermal conductivity of the various PP composites. Results determined that the PP ...

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Highly Thermo-conductive Fluid with Boron Nitride Nanofillers

This study aims to use Boron Nitride (BN) materials as thermo-conductive fillers to enhance the heat transfer in fluids. For this study, BN nanotubes, and nanospheres were added to fluids, to test for individual thermal enhancements. With the addition of BN nanotubes to water, the thermal conductivity of the fluid was enhanced by 2.6 times. Also noted, was the increase in conductivity of the fluid with the addition of BN nanospheres. ...

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