Enhanced thermal P roperties of pcm based nanofluid for solar thermal energy storage

Donghyun Shin, Debjyoti Banerjee

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Abstract

Nanofluids are synthesized by doping solvents with nano-particles at minute concentrations (typically less than 1 percentage by volume). Experimental studies have shown that nano-particles can dramatically enhance thermal conductivity of various liquid solvents. This is also associated with enhancement of other transport properties (e.g., viscosity, specific heat, diffusivity, etc.). Hence, nanofluids are attractive materials for solar thermal applications. The objective of this study is to investigate the optimum performance of various nanofluids for solar thermal storage applications. Dimensional analyses and similitude techniques will be used to theoretically estimate the enhancement of transport properties of various nanofluids to predict their efficacy for solar thermal storage applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010
Pages841-845
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: May 17 2010May 22 2010

Publication series

NameASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period05/17/1005/22/10

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