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Pool boiling of water-Al2O3 and water-Cu nanofluids on horizontal smooth tubes.

Cieslinski JT, Kaczmarczyk TZ - Nanoscale Res Lett (2011)

Bottom Line: Nanoparticles were tested at the concentration of 0.01%, 0.1%, and 1% by weight.The horizontal smooth copper and stainless steel tubes having 10 mm OD and 0.6 mm wall thickness formed test heater.The results indicate that independent of concentration nanoparticle material (Al2O3 and Cu) has almost no influence on heat transfer coefficient while boiling of water-Al2O3 or water-Cu nanofluids on smooth copper tube.

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Affiliation: Department of Ecoengineering and Process Apparatus, Gdansk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland. jcieslin@pg.gda.pl.

ABSTRACT
Experimental investigation of heat transfer during pool boiling of two nanofluids, i.e., water-Al2O3 and water-Cu has been carried out. Nanoparticles were tested at the concentration of 0.01%, 0.1%, and 1% by weight. The horizontal smooth copper and stainless steel tubes having 10 mm OD and 0.6 mm wall thickness formed test heater. The experiments have been performed to establish the influence of nanofluids concentration as well as tube surface material on heat transfer characteristics at atmospheric pressure. The results indicate that independent of concentration nanoparticle material (Al2O3 and Cu) has almost no influence on heat transfer coefficient while boiling of water-Al2O3 or water-Cu nanofluids on smooth copper tube. It seems that heater material did not affect the boiling heat transfer in 0.1 wt.% water-Cu nanofluid, nevertheless independent of concentration, distinctly higher heat transfer coefficient was recorded for stainless steel tube than for copper tube for the same heat flux density.

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Boiling curves of copper tube in water-Cu nanofluid.
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Figure 15: Boiling curves of copper tube in water-Cu nanofluid.

Mentions: As an example, Figures 15 and 16 illustrate influence of nanoparticle concentration on heat transfer during boiling on smooth copper tube. Contrary to stainless steel tube experiments - Figures 12 and 14, the adding of copper as well as Al2O3 nanoparticles deteriorates pool boiling heat transfer, shifting the boiling curve to the right. The higher concentration of nanoparticles was the lower heat transfer coefficient got for the same wall superheat.


Pool boiling of water-Al2O3 and water-Cu nanofluids on horizontal smooth tubes.

Cieslinski JT, Kaczmarczyk TZ - Nanoscale Res Lett (2011)

Boiling curves of copper tube in water-Cu nanofluid.
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Figure 15: Boiling curves of copper tube in water-Cu nanofluid.
Mentions: As an example, Figures 15 and 16 illustrate influence of nanoparticle concentration on heat transfer during boiling on smooth copper tube. Contrary to stainless steel tube experiments - Figures 12 and 14, the adding of copper as well as Al2O3 nanoparticles deteriorates pool boiling heat transfer, shifting the boiling curve to the right. The higher concentration of nanoparticles was the lower heat transfer coefficient got for the same wall superheat.

Bottom Line: Nanoparticles were tested at the concentration of 0.01%, 0.1%, and 1% by weight.The horizontal smooth copper and stainless steel tubes having 10 mm OD and 0.6 mm wall thickness formed test heater.The results indicate that independent of concentration nanoparticle material (Al2O3 and Cu) has almost no influence on heat transfer coefficient while boiling of water-Al2O3 or water-Cu nanofluids on smooth copper tube.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ecoengineering and Process Apparatus, Gdansk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland. jcieslin@pg.gda.pl.

ABSTRACT
Experimental investigation of heat transfer during pool boiling of two nanofluids, i.e., water-Al2O3 and water-Cu has been carried out. Nanoparticles were tested at the concentration of 0.01%, 0.1%, and 1% by weight. The horizontal smooth copper and stainless steel tubes having 10 mm OD and 0.6 mm wall thickness formed test heater. The experiments have been performed to establish the influence of nanofluids concentration as well as tube surface material on heat transfer characteristics at atmospheric pressure. The results indicate that independent of concentration nanoparticle material (Al2O3 and Cu) has almost no influence on heat transfer coefficient while boiling of water-Al2O3 or water-Cu nanofluids on smooth copper tube. It seems that heater material did not affect the boiling heat transfer in 0.1 wt.% water-Cu nanofluid, nevertheless independent of concentration, distinctly higher heat transfer coefficient was recorded for stainless steel tube than for copper tube for the same heat flux density.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus