Thermal conductivity measurement and characterization of binary nanofluids

Jung Yeul Jung, Changhwan Cho, Wook Hyun Lee, Yong Tae Kang

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Abstract

Binary nanofluids, nanoparticle suspensions in binary mixture, are developed to enhance the heat and mass transfer performance of absorption refrigeration cycles. To stabilize the nanoparticles in a strong electrolyte, polymer is used as a steric stabilizer. The effective thermal conductivities of the binary nanofluids with the concentrations of nanoparticle up to 0.1 vol% are measured using the transient hot wire method. Comparing the thermal conductivity change with time, it is found that the dispersion stability of nanofluids is a dominant factor for enhancing the thermal conductivity of binary nanofluids. It is also found that the thermal conductivity of the binary nanofluids (H2O/LiBr binary mixture with Al2O3 nanoparticles) increases with the particle volume concentration and enhances by 2.2% at 0.1 vol% concentration condition. Also a modified dimensionless group is proposed to find the maximum radius of nanoparticles to maintain stable nanofluids. In this study, it was estimated ∼1.3 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1728-1733
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume54
Issue number9-10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes

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Thermal conductivity
thermal conductivity
Nanoparticles
nanoparticles
Binary mixtures
binary mixtures
Absorption refrigeration
Electrolytes
mass transfer
Suspensions
Polymers
Mass transfer
heat transfer
electrolytes
wire
Wire
Heat transfer
cycles
radii
polymers

Keywords

  • Absorption system
  • Binary mixture
  • Colloidal suspension
  • Stabilizer
  • Thermal conductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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Thermal conductivity measurement and characterization of binary nanofluids. / Jung, Jung Yeul; Cho, Changhwan; Lee, Wook Hyun; Kang, Yong Tae.

In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, No. 9-10, 01.04.2011, p. 1728-1733.

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Jung, Jung Yeul ; Cho, Changhwan ; Lee, Wook Hyun ; Kang, Yong Tae. / Thermal conductivity measurement and characterization of binary nanofluids. In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2011 ; Vol. 54, No. 9-10. pp. 1728-1733.
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