Nanofluids: Synthesis, Properties and Applications


Aand C.A. Nieto de Castro, PhD (Editors)
Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000

As an emerging research field, nanofluids have sparked immense interest from researchers around the world and have been a subject of intensive research in recent years. Because of their fascinating thermophysical properties and heat transfer performances, as well as enormous potential applications, nanofluids are considered the next generation heat transfer fluids. This book covers a wide range of topics from preparation methodology, properties, and theories to applications of nanofluids.

In addition to the state-of-the-art reviews and analysis on the key areas of nanofluids including thermophysical and heat transfer properties of carbon nanotube and magnetic nanofluids, viscosity of metal oxide nanofluids and pool boiling of nanofluids, this book presents extensive experimental and theoretical research efforts on thermal conductivity, viscosity, convective heat transfer, capillary wetting, and transport properties of nanofluids. Studies on the application of nanofluids in droplet-based microfluidic technology are presented. Another new area of nanofluid-based optical engineering is explored in this book.

It also introduces a new class of nanofluids named-ionanofluids. Featuring contributions from some of the leading researchers in the field, this book is a unique reference source and an invaluable guide to scientists, researchers, engineers, industrial people, graduate and postgraduate students, as well as academicians across the science and engineering disciplines. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Nanofluids Preparation Methodology (pp. 1-28)
M. J. Lourenço and S. I. Vieira (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 2 – Heat Transfer and Transport Properties of Nanofluids (pp. 29-52)
Amyn S. Teja and Pramod Warrier (Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA and REC Silicon Inc., WA, USA)

Chapter 3 – Thermophysical Properties and Heat Transfer Characteristics of Carbon Nanotubes Dispersed Nanofluids (pp. 53-76)
S. M. Sohel Murshed and C. A. Nieto de Castro (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 4 – Thermal Properties of Magnetic Nanofluids (pp. 77-108)
P. D. Shima, Baldev Raj and John Philip (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, India and others)

Chapter 5 – Viscosity of Nanofluids Containing Metal Oxide Nanoparticles (pp. 109-132)
S. M. Sohel Murshed, F. J. V. Santos and C. A. Nieto de Castro (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 6 – Capillary Wetting of Nanofluids (pp. 133-154)
Milad Radiom, Chun Yang and Weng Kong Chan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Virginia Tech, VA, USA)

Chapter 7 – Convective Heat Transfer of Nanofluids in Tubes (pp. 155-192)
J. P. Meyer and C. C. Tang (University of Pretoria, South Africa and University of North Dakota, ND, USA)

Chapter 8 – Pool Boiling Heat Transfer of Nanofluids (pp. 193-214)
Ehsan Ebrahimnia-Bajestan, Omid Mahian, Ahmet Selim Dalkilic and Somchai Wongwises (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran and others)

Chapter 9 – Nanofluids in Droplet-Based Microfluidics (pp. 215-236)
S. M. Sohel Murshed and Nam-Trung Nguyen (University of Lisbon, Portugal and Griffith University, Australia)

Chapter 10 – Nanofluid-Based Optical Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications (pp. 237-260)
R. A. Taylor and Y. L. Hewakuruppu (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 11 – Progress and Challenges in Nanofluids Research (pp. 261-278)
C. A. Nieto de Castro and S. M. Sohel Murshed (University of Lisbon, Portugal)



“This is a very interesting book that brings the reader to the up-to-date state of knowledge in a variety of areas related to nanofluids. The first chapter describes the ways of preparation, crucial to the stability of the nanofluid. Lists of commercially available nanoparticles are also given. The next two chapters deal mostly with the enhancement of heat transfer in the presence of nanoparticles in a fluid. Measurements are examined and the available correlations since Maxwell are discussed. An up-to-date discussion of viscosity is presented in Chapter 5. The next chapters give a very good insight in capillary wetting, convective heat transfer and pool boiling, areas which are very interesting today. Chapter 9 presents a description of nanofluids in droplet-based microfluidics. Optical engineering applications are discussed in the next chapter while the book ends with a chapter in progress and challenges in nanofluids research. In general, it presents a very good opportunity for the reader to get a good insight in the field of nanofluid. Readers can be researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students but as it reads easily, anybody else that wants to get a good understanding of the field.” – Professor Marc J. Assael, FIChemE, CEng, CSci, DIC, Director, Laboratory of Thermophysical Properties & Environmental Processes, Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University

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