Applications of nanofluids: Current and future

Kaufui V. Wong, Omar De Leon

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Abstract

Nanofluids are suspensions of nanoparticles in fluids that show significant enhancement of their properties at modest nanoparticle concentrations. Many of the publications on nanofluids are about understanding their behavior so that they can be utilized where straight heat transfer enhancement is paramount as in many industrial applications, nuclear reactors, transportation, electronics as well as biomedicine and food. Nanofluid as a smart fluid, where heat transfer can be reduced or enhanced at will, has also been reported. This paper focuses on presenting the broad range of current and future applications that involve nanofluids, emphasizing their improved heat transfer properties that are controllable and the specific characteristics that these nanofluids possess that make them suitable for such applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number519659
JournalAdvances in Mechanical Engineering
Volume2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 22 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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