Spotlight on available optical properties and models of nanofluids: A review

Hossain, M.S. and Saidur, Rahman and Sabri, Mohd Faizul Mohd and Said, Z. and Hassani, S. (2015) Spotlight on available optical properties and models of nanofluids: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 43. pp. 750-762. ISSN 1364-0321, DOI

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Optical characteristics besides unique thermo-physical properties of nanoparticles have encouraged researchers to use nanofluids in solar energy collectors or reservoirs as electromagnetic wave absorbing media. Recently, different analyses and approaches have been proposed by researchers. However, the appropriate electro-magnetic phenomenon of nanofluids is not established till date because of the complex dependence between nanoparticles and base fluids. In this work, optical properties of nanofluids are discussed on the basis of published data; mostly used models are presented along with their limitations and applications. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 02:55
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 08:02

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