Nanotechnology Applications in Green Energy Systems



Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000; SCI024000

This book will be beneficial for students, researchers and scientists working in the field of green energy systems. In the last few decades, green energy technologies have gained significant interest. The increase of heat transfer in green energy technologies is one of the most important concerns in energy collection, energy storage, energy utilization, energy conservation, and optimum design. Since nanofluids/nano-enhanced phase change materials are used to increase heat transfer characteristics and thermal properties compared to conventional fluids/phase change materials, the performance of green energy technologies can be improved. These novel strategies are gaining interest to researchers and authors in recent years. This book presents the various applications of nanofluids, hybrid nanofluids, and nano-enhanced phase change materials in green energy technologies such as solar thermal energy storage, photovoltaic/thermal systems, tracking and non-tracking solar collectors, solar thermal power plant, and wind turbine cooling systems. The thermophysical properties of the nanofluids and nano-enhanced phase change materials are also presented. This book also overviews the challenges and opportunities in implementing the nanofluids/nano-enhanced phase change materials application in green energy technologies.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Recent Advancements and Challenges in Solar Thermal Energy Storage Using Nano-Enhanced Phase Change Materials
(Milan Sojitra, Sachin Gupta, Falgun Raval, Arunendra Kumar Tiwari and Asim Kumar Joshi – Solar Energy Division, Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat, India)

Chapter 2. Nanofluid-based Tracking and Non-Tracking Solar Thermal Collectors: A Review Study
(Vishal Bhalla and Prashant W. Deshmukh – Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Pune, Maharashtra, India)

Chapter 3. An Updated Review on the Performance Enhancement of Nanofluid-Based Photovoltaic Thermal Systems
(Praveen Kumar Tyagi, Krishan Kumar, Rajan Kumar and Srinivas Tangellapalli – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India)

Chapter 4. Influence of Distinct Inserts on the Thermal Augmentation of Nanofluid-Based Heat Exchanger: A Comprehensive Review on Solar-Assisted Technology
(Sashank Thapa, Raj Kumar, Khushmeet Kumar, Robin Thakur and Ritika Rana – School of Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering, Shoolini University, Solan, India, et al.)

Chapter 5. Critical Observations on Hybrid Nanofluid Properties and Heat Transfer
(Praveen Kanti, K. V. Sharma and C. G. Ramachandra – Mechanical Engineering Department, Jyothy Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, et al.)

Chapter 6. Study on Nano-TIO2/Crude Wax Phase Change Material (Nano-TIO2/PCM) for Solar Thermal Energy Storage
(P. Manoj Kumar, K. Mylsamy, P. T. Saravanakumar, N. Neelakandeswari and P. Michael Joseph Stalin – KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India, et al.)

Chapter 7. Nanofluid-Based Cooling for Wind Turbine
(Tarun Kumar Ahirwar, Paulami Sahu and Prashant V. Baredar – School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat, Gujarat, India, et al.)

Chapter 8. Study of Solar Thermal Power Plant with Nanofluid
(Tangellapalli Srinivas and Rajan Kumar – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India)

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