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A Review on Electrical Conductivity of Nanoparticle-Enhanced Fluids

Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” from Iasi, Bd. D. Mangeron no.63, Iasi 700050, Romania
Nanomaterials 2019, 9(11), 1592; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9111592 (registering DOI)
Received: 7 October 2019 / Revised: 1 November 2019 / Accepted: 7 November 2019 / Published: 9 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Future and Prospects in Nanofluids Research)
This review discusses exclusively the recent research on electrical conductivity of nanofluids, correlations and mechanisms and aims to make an important step to fully understand the nanofluids behavior. Research on nanoparticle-enhanced fluids’ electrical conductivity is at its beginning at this moment and the augmentation mechanisms are not fully understood. Basically, the mechanisms for increasing the electrical conductivity are described as electric double layer influence and increased particles’ conductance. Another idea that has resulted from this review is that the stability of nanofluids can be described with the help of electrical conductivity tests, but more coordinated research is needed. The purpose of this article is not only to describe the aforementioned studies, but also to fully understand nanofluids’ behavior, and to assess and relate several experimental results on electrical conductivity. Concluding, this analysis has shown that a lot of research work is needed in the field of nanofluids’ electrical characterization and specific applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanofluids; electric conductivity; heat transfer nanofluids; electric conductivity; heat transfer
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