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Feasibility Study of Synthetic Oil Based Nanofluids for Use in Thermal Oil Heaters

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dc.contributor.author Mullett, Ian
dc.contributor.author Duan, Xili
dc.contributor.author Wang, Zongming
dc.contributor.author Li, Yishan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-08T20:12:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-08T20:12:21Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05
dc.identifier CSME031
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-77355-023-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35368
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.25071/10315/35368
dc.description Paper presented at 2018 Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers International Congress, 27-30 May 2018. en_US
dc.description.abstract Thermal oil heaters can be considered as an alternative to steam boilers for process heating use. Instead of boiling water, thermal oil heaters use heat transfer oils with high boiling points which allows operation at low pressures. To increase thermal oil heater efficiency, a nanofluid consisting of a common heat transfer oil, the synthetic TH66, and copper nanoparticles has been proposed. Based on existing correlations for nanofluids, a figure of merit (FOM) was created to evaluate heat transfer performance while factoring in pumping power increases. A maximum FOM increase of 13% was found for a thermal oil heater using the nanofluid when compared to one that uses the base fluid oil. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher CSME-SCGM en_US
dc.rights The copyright for the paper content remains with the author
dc.subject Heat Transfer en_US
dc.subject Thermal oil heater
dc.subject Nanofluid
dc.subject Feasibility study
dc.title Feasibility Study of Synthetic Oil Based Nanofluids for Use in Thermal Oil Heaters en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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