Special Issue "Nanotechnology for Heat Transfer and Storage"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy and Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Luis Cabedo Mas
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Universitat Jaume I, Av/Vicent Sos Baynat s/n 12006 Castelló, Spain
Interests: nanofluids; thermal energy storage; heat transfer; biodegradable polymers; food packaging; polymer processing
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Prof. Dr. Leonor Hernández López
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Guest Editor
Universitat Jaume I, Av/Vicente Sos Baynat s/n 12006 Castelló, Spain
Interests: nanofluids; thermal energy storage; heat transfer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, the environmental challenge of reducing the climate impact requires new technological solutions in the energy sector. Nanotechnology, including  nanofluids (colloidal suspensions with nanoparticles lower than 100nm in base fluids as water, oils, glycols, molten salts, etc.) can be an interesting alternative to achieve this challenge by making more efficient different applications, such as heat transfer and heat storage. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims at gathering original works and reviews about the recent advances on linking fundamental research of nanofluids with their applications for heat transfer and storage.

Papers dealing with experimental characterization, theoretical modelling, or numerical simulations of nanomaterials and nanofluids (nanoparticles, nanoPCM, nanosalts, ionanofluids, etc.) with improvements for heat transfer or storage applications will be considered for publication in this Special Issue. All types of papers, including short communications, full papers, and reviews, are very welcome.

We hope this Special Issue promotes a step forward in the research of nanomaterials, toward their potential use and implementation to enhance performance in energy applications systems. 


Prof. Dr. Luis Cabedo Mas
Prof. Dr. Leonor Hernández López
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanofluids
  • Energy storage
  • Heat transfer
  • NanoPCM

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n-Octadecane/Fumed Silica Phase Change Composite as Building Envelope for High Energy Efficiency
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(3), 566; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11030566 - 24 Feb 2021
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A novel n-octadecane/fumed silica phase change composite has been prepared as a building envelope with a high content of phase change material and improved energy efficiency. With a high porosity (88 vol%), the fumed silica provided sufficient space to impregnate a high quantity [...] Read more.
A novel n-octadecane/fumed silica phase change composite has been prepared as a building envelope with a high content of phase change material and improved energy efficiency. With a high porosity (88 vol%), the fumed silica provided sufficient space to impregnate a high quantity of n-octadecane (70 wt%). The composite exhibited high latent heat storage capacity (155.8 J/g), high crystallization fraction (96.5%), and a melting temperature of 26.76 °C close to that of pure n-octadecane. A 200 accelerated thermal cycle test confirmed good thermal reliability and chemical stability of the phase change composite. The thermal conductivity of n-octadecane was reduced by 34% after impregnation in fumed silica. A phase change composite panel was fabricated and compared to a commercial polystyrene foam panel. When used as the roof of a test room, the phase change composite panel more efficiently retarded heat transfer from a halogen lamp to the room and delayed the increase in the indoor temperature than that by the polystyrene panel. The indoor temperatures of the room with the phase change composite panel roof were 19.8 and 22.9 °C, while those with the polystyrene panel roof were 29.9 and 31.9 °C at 2200 and 9000 s after lamp illumination. Full article
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