Investigation of nanofluids for solar thermal storage applications

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 me specific heat of various liquid solvents. This is also associated with enhancement of other transport properties (e.g., viscosity, thermal conductivity, 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 publicationProceedings of the ASME 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability 2009, ES2009
Pages819-822
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventASME 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES2009 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 19 2009Jul 23 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability 2009, ES2009
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceASME 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period07/19/0907/23/09

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