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Enhancement of heat transfer using nanofluids—An overview

Lazarus , Godson and Raja, B. and Lal , D. Mohan and Wongwises, S. (2010) Enhancement of heat transfer using nanofluids—An overview. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews . ISSN 1364-0321

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A colloidal mixture of nano-sized particles in a base fluid, called nanofluids, tremendously enhances the heat transfer characteristics of the original fluid, and is ideally suited for practical applications due to its marvelous characteristics. This article addresses the unique features of nanofluids, such as enhancement of heat transfer, improvement in thermal conductivity, increase in surface volume ratio, Brownian motion, thermophoresis, etc. In addition, the article summarizes the recent research in experimental and theoretical studies on forced and free convective heat transfer in nanofluids, their thermo-physical properties and their applications, and identifies the challenges and opportunities for future research.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanofluid; Convective heat transfer; Laminar flow; Turbulent flow; Nanoparticles; Dispersion; Thermal conductivity
Subjects:Engineering > Nanotechnology applications in civil engineering
ID Code:8272
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:12 Feb 2010 16:23
Last Modified:12 Feb 2010 16:23

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