Experimental investigation of heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of non-Newtonian nanofluids flowing in the shell-side of a helical baffle heat exchanger with low-finned tubes

Experimental investigation of heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of non-Newtonian... An aqueous solution of Xanthan Gum (XG) at a weight fraction as high as 0.2% was used as the base liquid, the stable MWCNTs-dispersed non-Newtonian nanofluids at different weight factions of MWCNTs was prepared. The base fluid and all nanofluids show pseudoplastic (shear-thinning) rheological behavior. Experiments were performed to compare the shell-side forced convective heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of non-Newtonian nanofluids to those of non-Newtonian base fluid in an integrally helical baffle heat exchanger with low-finned tubes. The experimental results showed that the enhancement of the convective heat transfer coefficient increases with an increase in the Peclet number and the nanoparticle concentration. For nanofluids with 1.0, 0.5 and 0.2 wt% of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), the heat transfer coefficients respectively augmented by 24.3, 13.2 and 4.7% on average and the pressure drops become larger than those of the base fluid. The comprehensive thermal performance factor is higher than one and increases with an increasing weight fraction of MWCNTs. A remarkable heat transfer enhancement in the shell side of helical baffle heat exchanger with low-finned tubes can be obtained by adding MWCNTs into XG aqueous solution based on thermal resistance analysis. New correlations have been suggested for the shell-side friction coefficient and the Nusselt numbers of non-Newtonian nanofluids and give very good agreement with experimental data. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Heat and Mass Transfer Springer Journals

Experimental investigation of heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of non-Newtonian nanofluids flowing in the shell-side of a helical baffle heat exchanger with low-finned tubes

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Engineering; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer; Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering; Thermodynamics
ISSN
0947-7411
eISSN
1432-1181
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00231-017-2015-6
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Abstract

An aqueous solution of Xanthan Gum (XG) at a weight fraction as high as 0.2% was used as the base liquid, the stable MWCNTs-dispersed non-Newtonian nanofluids at different weight factions of MWCNTs was prepared. The base fluid and all nanofluids show pseudoplastic (shear-thinning) rheological behavior. Experiments were performed to compare the shell-side forced convective heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of non-Newtonian nanofluids to those of non-Newtonian base fluid in an integrally helical baffle heat exchanger with low-finned tubes. The experimental results showed that the enhancement of the convective heat transfer coefficient increases with an increase in the Peclet number and the nanoparticle concentration. For nanofluids with 1.0, 0.5 and 0.2 wt% of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), the heat transfer coefficients respectively augmented by 24.3, 13.2 and 4.7% on average and the pressure drops become larger than those of the base fluid. The comprehensive thermal performance factor is higher than one and increases with an increasing weight fraction of MWCNTs. A remarkable heat transfer enhancement in the shell side of helical baffle heat exchanger with low-finned tubes can be obtained by adding MWCNTs into XG aqueous solution based on thermal resistance analysis. New correlations have been suggested for the shell-side friction coefficient and the Nusselt numbers of non-Newtonian nanofluids and give very good agreement with experimental data.

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Heat and Mass TransferSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 27, 2017

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