Evaluation of dispersion stability and absorption performance enhancement of binary nanoemulsion fluids

Jin Ki Lee, Young Jin Kim, Myung Chul Shin, Se Won Kim, Yong Tae Kang

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This paper aims to examine the effect of nanodroplets on pool-type absorption heat transfer enhancement and to find the relationship between the dispersion stability and the absorption performance. The concentrations of oil and surfactant are considered as the key parameters. C12E4 and Tween20 are used as the surfactants and N-decane oil is added to the NH3/H2O solution to make the binary nanoemulsion fluids. Binary nanoemulsion fluids are dispersed by the ultrasonic vibrator and the stirrer under specific conditions. The dispersion stability of binary nanoemulsion fluids for each oil concentrations is evaluated from the droplet size and Tyndall effect analysis. The absorption performance of binary nanoemulsion fluids is compared with the result of dispersion stability. In addition, it is found that the binary nanoemulsion fluid is a strong candidate as a new working fluid for absorption applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-900
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 24
Externally publishedYes



  • Absorption performance enhancement
  • Absorption system
  • Ammonia/water
  • Dispersion stability
  • Nanoemulsion fluids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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