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Thermal Jacket Design Using Cellulose Aerogels for Heat Insulation Application of Water Bottles

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 9 Engineering Drive 1, EA-07-08, Singapore 117575, Singapore
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Fluids 2017, 2(4), 64; https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids2040064
Received: 2 November 2017 / Revised: 15 November 2017 / Accepted: 17 November 2017 / Published: 23 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Flow and Heat or Mass Transfer in the Chemical Process Industry)
Thermal jacket design using eco-friendly cellulose fibers from recycled paper waste is developed in this report. Neoprene as an outmost layer, cellulose aerogels in the middle and Nylon as an innermost layer can form the best sandwiched laminate using the zigzag stitching method for thermal jacket development. The temperature of the ice slurry inside the water bottle covered with the designed thermal jackets remains at 0.1 °C even after 4 h, which is the average duration of an outfield exercise. Interestingly, the insulation performance of the designed thermal jackets is much better than the commercial insulated water bottles like FLOE bottles and is very competition to that of vacuum flasks for a same period of 4 h and ambient conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: cellulose aerogel; thermal conductivity; water bottle; thermal jacket design; heat insulation cellulose aerogel; thermal conductivity; water bottle; thermal jacket design; heat insulation
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Duong, H.M.; Xie, Z.C.; Wei, K.H.; Nian, N.G.; Tan, K.; Lim, H.J.; Li, A.H.; Chung, K.-S.; Lim, W.Z. Thermal Jacket Design Using Cellulose Aerogels for Heat Insulation Application of Water Bottles. Fluids 2017, 2, 64.

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