Thermophysical properties of methanol based Al2O3 nanofluids

Mostafizur, R.M. and Saidur, Rahman and Abdul Raman, Abdul Aziz and Bhuiyan, M.H.U. (2015) Thermophysical properties of methanol based Al2O3 nanofluids. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 85. pp. 414-419. ISSN 0017-9310, DOI

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In this study, different volume concentrations (0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20 and 0.25 vol) of cylindrical shaped Al2O3 nanopartides (50 nm length and 8 nm diameter) were suspended in methanol to produce methanol based nanofluid (MBNF). The nanofluid was prepared by using an ultrasonic homogenizer without any surfactants. Thermal conductivity (k), viscosity (mu) density (rho) and specific heat (C-p) of the nanofluid were measured for a wide range of temperatures (5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 degrees C). The k values in the range of 0.207-0.234 W/mK, mu values in the range of 0.70-0.94 mPas, rho values in the range of 791-814 kg/m(3) and C-p values in the range of 1.024-1.416 J/g degrees C were observed as the volume concentration increased from 0.05 to 0.25 vol with the temperature rising from 5 to 25 degrees C. The results showed that thermal conductivity, viscosity and density increased while specific heat decreased with increase in Al2O3 particle concentration. Besides, thermal conductivity and specific heat increased while viscosity and density decreased with increase in temperature. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Funders: Ministry of Education Malaysia UM.C/625/1/HIR/MoE/ENG/40
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanofluid, volume concentration, thermal conductivity, viscosity, density, specific heat, enhanced thermal-conductivity, of-the-art, heat-transfer, viscosity data, nanoparticles, temperature, hysteresis, absorption, ch3oh,
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 02:34
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 08:00

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