Enhancement of heat transfer performance of water using nanoparticles

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Abstract

The purposes of this study are to investigate the thermal conductivity and the specific heat capacity improvement of water using SiC nanoparticles and also to evaluate the effects on heat transfer performance when using two different mass concentrations of SiC powder and heating powers that range from 20 W to 60 W. The experiment is carried out using a Loop Heat Pipe (LHP) experimental setup. The size of SiC nanoparticles used is approximately 169 nm. The results show that the thermal conductivity and the specific heat capacity of the nanofluid are slightly higher than those of distilled water at a same heat input. For a given heat input, the thermal conductivity is found to increase with the addition of the SiC nanoparticle mass concentration. The thermal conductivity also depends on the heat input. For 0.3% SiC mass concentration the thermal conductivity is improved up by 10.5%, 19.7% 56.6% at 20 W, 40 W and 60 W, respectively. For 1.0% mass concentration, the conductivity has improved by 16.2%, 20.7% and 64.9% at heating powers of 20 W, 40 W and 60 W. The specific heat capacity is also improved when the mass concentration of SiC is increased, improving it from 0.95 J/kgK (distilled water) to 3.89 J/kgK (0.3% SiC) and 3.91 J/kgK (1.0% SiC).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Design and Manufacture
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced and Emerging Applications: Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2018
EditorsMuhammad Faheem Bin Mohd Tahir, Romisuhani Ahmad, Mohd Nasir Bin Mat Saad, Mohd Fathullah Bin Ghazli, Mohd Mustafa Al-Bakri Abdullah, Shayfull Zamree Bin Abd. Rahim, Liyana Binti Jamaludin
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735417526
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 09 Nov 2018
Event4th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2018, IConGDM 2018 - Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
Duration: 29 Apr 201830 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2030
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other4th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2018, IConGDM 2018
CountryViet Nam
CityHo Chi Minh
Period29/04/1830/04/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Amran, N. A. M., Mohamed, H., Gunnasegaran, P., Satgunam, M., Ismail, I. N., & Mohd Roslan, M. E. (2018). Enhancement of heat transfer performance of water using nanoparticles. In M. F. B. M. Tahir, R. Ahmad, M. N. B. M. Saad, M. F. B. Ghazli, M. M. A-B. Abdullah, S. Z. B. A. Rahim, & L. B. Jamaludin (Eds.), Green Design and Manufacture: Advanced and Emerging Applications: Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2018 [020250] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2030). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5066891