Special Issue "Nanofluids for Thermal Solar Energy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 August 2021.
Interests: nanofluids; concentrating solar power; advanced nanomaterials; thermal solar energy; thermal properties; spectroscopy
Nano-colloids, or nanofluids, are colloidal suspensions of nanomaterials in a fluid. The addition of nanomaterials can improve properties such as the thermal conductivity, isobaric specific heat, or heat transfer coefficient of the fluid. Therefore, nanofluids constitute an emerging technology for the improvement of heat transfer fluids (HTFs) and they are considered promising alternatives to conventional HTFs in several applications, such as electronic cooling, nuclear reactors, biomedical applications, and also in thermal solar energy. Nowadays, one of their most interesting applications is in solar energy systems. The presence of nanoparticles can lead to an improvement of the thermal features of typical HTFs used in all kinds of types of thermal solar energy technologies, and also can lead to an increase in the absorption of incident solar radiation, which improves the global efficiency of the collectors. Therefore, nanofluids could enhance the features of the HTFs used in solar energy applications.
The format of welcomed articles includes full papers, communications, and reviews. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Nanofluids for thermal solar energy
- Nanofluids for low, medium and high temperature applications
- Design, preparation and characterization of nanofluids
- Simulation and modelling of nanofluids
- Nanofluids for thermal energy storage
- Design of nanomaterials for nanofluids
- Thermal, rheological and optical properties of nanofluids
- Nanofluids based on phase change materials
- Advanced nanomaterials for nanofluids
Dr. Javier Navas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- solar energy
- thermal properties
- rheological properties
- optical properties
- modelling of nanofluids
- thermal energy storage