Heat transfer performances and flow structures of laminar impinging slot jets with power-law non-Newtonian fluids and corresponding typical industrial fluids (Carboxyl Methyl Cellulose (CMC) solutions and Xanthangum (XG) solutions) have been studied in this work. Investigations are performed for Reynolds number Re
less than 200, power-law index n
ranging from 0.5 to 1.5 and consistency index K
varying from 0.001 to 0.5 to explore heat transfer and flow structure of shear-thinning fluid and shear-thickening fluid. Results indicate that with the increase of n
for a given Re,
wall Nusselt number increases mainly attributing to the increase of inlet velocity U
. For a given inlet velocity, wall Nusselt number decreases with the increase of n
, which mainly attributes to the increase of apparent viscosity and the reduction of momentum diffusion. For the same Re
, wall Nusselt number decreases with the increase of n.
Among the study of industrial power-law shear-thinning fluid, CMC solution with 100 ppm shows the best heat transfer performance at a given velocity. Moreover, new correlation of Nusselt number about industrial fluid is proposed. In general, for the heat transfer of laminar confined impinging jet, it is best to use the working fluid with low viscosity.