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Convective boiling and particulate fouling of stabilized CuO-ethylene glycol nanofluids inside the annular heat exchanger
journal contributionposted on 2023-02-01, 03:06 authored by Mohsen SarafrazMohsen Sarafraz, F Hormozi
Thermal performance of convective flow boiling heat transfer and particulate fouling of CuO/EG nanofluids has been experimentally studied inside the annular heat exchanger. CuO nanoparticles were well-dispersed and stabilized using a new combinational method (adding surfactant, stirring, pH control and sonication) in ethylene glycol (EG) as the base fluid in different weight fractions of nanoparticles (0.1-0.4%). Despite stabilizing the nanofluids, a considerable boiling heat transfer reduction due to the fouling resistance has been reported. Subsequently, scale formation and particulate fouling of nanofluids in term of fouling resistance has experimentally been investigated. Influences of operating parameters on the fouling resistance and heat transfer coefficient are investigated and briefly discussed. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.