Subcooled flow boiling heat transfer of nanofluids in a microchannel

Saeid Vafaei, Dongsheng Wen

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Abstract

This work investigates the subcooled flow boiling of aqueous based nanofluids in a 510 μm single microchannel with a focus on the effect of nanoparticles on the critical heat flux (CHF). The surface temperature distribution along the pipe, the inlet and outlet pressures and temperatures are measured simultaneously for different concentrations of alumina nanofluids and dionized water. The experiment shows a remarkable increase ∼31% in the CHF under very low nanoparticle concentrations (∼0.1 v%) and a nonlinear influence of nanoparticles on the subcooled boiling heat transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2009, HT2009
Pages231-235
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT2009 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 19 Jul 200923 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2009, HT2009
Volume3

Conference

Conference2009 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period19/07/0923/07/09

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