A review on application of nanofluid in various types of heat pipes

Nazari, M. A ; Sharif University of Technology | 2019

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1007/s11771-019-4068-9
  3. Publisher: Central South University of Technology , 2019
  4. Abstract:
  5. Nanotechnology is widely used in heat transfer devices to improve thermal performance. Nanofluids can be applied in heat pipes to decrease thermal resistance and achieve a higher heat transfer capability. In the present article, a comprehensive literature review is performed on the nanofluids’ applications in heat pipes. Based on reviewed studies, nanofluids have a high capacity to boost the thermal behavior of various types of heat pipes such as conventional heat pipes, pulsating heat pipes, and thermosyphons. Besides, it is observed that there must be a selected amount of concentration for the high-performance utilization of nanoparticles; high concentration of nanoparticles causes a higher thermal resistance which is mainly attributed to increment in the dynamic viscosity and the higher possibility of particles’ agglomeration. Enhancement in heat transfer performance is the result of increasing in nucleation sites and the intrinsically greater nanofluids’ thermal conductivity. © 2019, Central South University Press and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
  6. Keywords:
  7. Heat pipe ; Nanofluid ; Thermal resistance ; Heat pipes ; Heat resistance ; Heat transfer performance ; Nanoparticles ; Thermal conductivity ; Dynamic viscosities ; Heat transfer capability ; Heat transfer device ; Literature reviews ; Nanofluids ; Pulsating heat pipe ; Thermal Performance ; Types of heat pipes ; Nanofluidics
  8. Source: Journal of Central South University ; Volume 26, Issue 5 , 2019 , Pages 1021-1041 ; 20952899 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11771-019-4068-9