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   Method employed  

  • The enhancement of the thermal conductivity of fluids when a small portion of nanoparticles is added, is currently under investigation. Measurements are very interesting and the work is progressing fast.

   Ranges & uncertainties  

  • Systems examined so far refer to Carbon Multi-Walled Nanotubes (C-MWNT) in water or ethylene glycol in the presence of various dispersants.

    The temperature range examined so far is near room temperature, while the uncertainty of the measurements is better than 2%.

   Systems sudied so far  

  • C-MWNT
    Assael M.J., Metaxa I.N., Kakosimos K., and Konstandinou D., “Thermal conductivity of nanofluids - Experimental and Theoretical”, Int. J. Thermophys. 27:997-1017 (2006).
    Assael M.J., Metaxa I., Arvanitidis J., Christofilos D., and Lioutas C., “Thermal Conductivity Enhancement in Aqueous Suspensions of Carbon Multi-Walled and Double-Walled Nanotubes in the Presence of two Different Dispersants”, Int. J. Thermophys. 26:647-664 (2005).
    Assael M.J., Chen C.-F., Metaxa I.N., and Wakeham W.A., "Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids", Thermal Conductivity 27/Thermal Expansion 15, 153-164 (2004).
    Assael M.J., Chen C.-F., Metaxa I., and Wakeham W.A., "Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube Suspensions in water", Int. J. Thermophys. 25:971-985 (2004)



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