Applied Energy 211 (2018) 677–688 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Energy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apenergy Investigation of enhanced thermal properties in NiO-based nanoﬂuids for concentrating solar power applications: A molecular dynamics and experimental analysis ⁎ ⁎ a a, b, c Teresa Aguilar , Javier Navas , Antonio Sánchez-Coronilla , Elisa I. Martín , a a a d Juan Jesús Gallardo , Paloma Martínez-Merino , Roberto Gómez-Villarejo , José Carlos Piñero , a a Rodrigo Alcántara , Concha Fernández-Lorenzo Departamento de Química Física, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Cádiz, E-11510 Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain Departamento de Química Física, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Sevilla, 41012 Sevilla, Spain Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Sevilla, E-41012 Sevilla, Spain Departamento de Ciencias de los Materiales, Ingeniería Metalúrgica y Química Inorgánica, Universidad de Cádiz, E-11510 Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain HIGHLIGHTS GR APHICAL A BSTRACT NiO-based nanoﬂuid improves the heat transfer process in Concentrating Solar Power. The thermal conductivity was im- proved up to 96%. The heat transfer coeﬃcient was im- proved by 50%. The surfactant plays an important role in the properties of the nanoﬂuid system. The arrangement of the base ﬂuid around the nanoparticles is revealed from MD results.
Applied Energy – Elsevier
Published: Feb 1, 2018
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