Special Issue "Heat Transfer and Fluids Properties of Nanofluids"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: nanofluids; thermophysical properties of fluids; advanced cooling technologies; droplet-based microfluidics; energy technologies; fluids flow and phase-change heat transfer; thermal managements
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Nanofluids have recently emerged as a hot research field, as evidenced by the worldwide research and publication explosion on them. Despite being a popular topic, though, the real progress of this field is rather slow, and its real-world application is impeded due to various complicated challenges, including its anomalous thermophysical properties, stability, sustainable usefulness, and compatibility in many conventional systems or devices. Although extensive research efforts have been focused on thermophysical properties of nanofluids and most of the research has demonstrated significant enhancement in thermophysical properties, there remains a large volume of scattered and inconsistent data leading to not yet reaching unanimous conclusions on the enhancement and its underlying mechanisms. Additionally, a large number of research efforts have been made to develop models for the prediction of the thermophysical properties, particularly thermal conductivity of nanofluids. Again, no widely accepted theoretical models are available for nanofluids. The viscosity of nanofluids is also a key property, particularly important for their applications under a flowing condition. On top of all these, a major challenge with nanofluids is to obtain sustainable stability and persistent properties over a long duration. All these issues are very crucial for nanofluid development and applications, and research in these areas has been growing in recent years.
The aim of this Special Issue is to publish a wide range of topics related to nanofluids with special emphasis on thermophysical and heat transfer properties and features, challenges, and applications in all spectra in order make this Special Issue a useful resource for the people involved in this field as well as for the progress of this field.
Articles to be considered for this Special Issue include original full papers, communications, and critical reviews in any area/topic of the keywords and beyond.
Prof. Dr. S M Sohel Murshed
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Hybrid nanofluids
- Thermophysical properties
- Convective heat transfer performance
- Boiling heat transfer features
- Nanofluids in MEMs
- Nanofluid applications
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Nanoparticle Aggregation in Aqueous Solutions and their Application
Authors: Hammad Younes; Haiping Hong; G. P. Peterson
Affiliation: 1Department of Electrical Engineering South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City, South Dakota 57701, USA 2Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA
Abstract: A better understanding of the bonding and aggregation process that occurs between carbon nanomaterials and metal oxide particles in aqueous solutions is important in the development of nanofluids for applications in the areas of sensor development, highly conductive thermal nanofluids, high capacity electro-magnetic shielding, nanotube alignment, polymer composites, Li-ion batteries, and many other areas. The current work investigated this process and presents a detailed description of the aggregation process between the carbon nanomaterials and metal oxide particles (metals) in various aqueous solutions. The results indicate that the charge attraction between the particles results in a strong, homogeneous bonding process that occurs within the aqueous solution and for the first time demonstrates and describes the nanoscale aggregation process. The relative importance of the many parameters that impact that aggregation process are identified and discussed. Guidelines for controlling this process are presented and discussed, along with methodologies whereby the manufacturing process can be optimized to improve the manufacturing processes commonly utilized. The results have significant commercial value in the fabrication of application specific nanofluids.