Nanofluids: Research, Development and Applications


Yuwen Zhang, PhD (Editor)
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000

This book presents current research related to the synthesis, characterization, and heat transfer of nanofluids. Nanofluids are stable colloidal suspensions of solid nanomaterials in base fluids. While nanoparticles were first added to base fluids to obtain nanofluids; other nanomaterials, like nanorods, nanotubes, nanowires, nanofibers, nanosheets, or other nanocomposites, are used to synthesize the nanofluids. The types of base fluids cover a wide range of liquids that include water, oil, ethylene-glycol (automotive antifreeze), refrigerants, polymer solutions, or even bio-fluids. The special properties of nanomaterials and their interactions with base fluids lead to substantially different properties of nanofluids compared with that of base fluids. Significant physical insights into complex physical phenomena in nanofluids are gained via the utilization of advanced theoretical tools and state-of-the-art experimental measurement techniques. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Critical Issues in Nanofluids Research and Application Potentials
(Milivoje M. Kostic, Northern Illinois University, IL, USA)

Chapter 2. Nanofluids Heat Transfer: Preparation, Characterization and Theoretical Aspects
(Agus P. Sasmito, Saif A. Khan and Arun S. Mujumdar, National University of Singapore, Singapore, and others)

Chapter 3. Formulation and Thermophysical Properties of Nanofluids
(S. Suresh and M. Chandrasekar, National Institute of Technology, India, and others)

Chapter 4. Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids and Heat Propagation Velocities
(Kenneth D. Kihm and Chan Hee Chon, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA)

Chapter 5. Magnetic Nanofluids: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
(G.P. Singh and S. Ram, Central University of Jharkhand, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Application of Oxide-Water Nanofluids in Forced Convection Loops: Performance Evaluation
(Shijo Thomas and C.B. Sobhan, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India)

Chapter 7. Heat Transfer Enhancement of Jet Impingement Cooling with Nanofluids
(Yimin Xuan, Qiang Li, Peng Tie and Feng Yu, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China)

Chapter 8. Nanofluid Bubble Formation and Boiling Heat Transfer
(Saeid Vafaei, University of Warwick, UK)

Chapter 9. Nanofluid Oscillating Heat Pipe
(Hongbin Ma, Corey Wilson, Il Yoon and Yuwen Zhang, University of Missouri, MO, USA)


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