Nanofluids: Science and Technology / Edition 1

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Introduction to nanofluids—their properties, synthesis, characterization, and applications

Nanofluids are attracting a great deal of interest with their enormous potential to provide enhanced performance properties, particularly with respect to heat transfer. In response, this text takes you on a complete journey into the science and technology of nanofluids. The authors cover both the chemical and physical methods for synthesizing nanofluids, explaining the techniques for creating a stable suspension of nanoparticles. You get an overview of the existing models and experimental techniques used in studying nanofluids, alongside discussions of the challenges and problems associated with some of these models.

Next, the authors set forth and explain the heat transfer applications of nanofluids, including microelectronics, fuel cells, and hybrid-powered engines. You also get an introduction to possible future applications in large-scale cooling and biomedicine.

This book is the work of leading pioneers in the field, one of whom holds the first U.S. patent for nanofluids. They have combined their own first-hand knowledge with a thorough review of theliterature. Among the key topics are:

Synthesis of nanofluids, including dispersion techniques and characterization methods

Thermal conductivity and thermo-physical properties

Theoretical models and experimental techniques

Heat transfer applications in microelectronics, fuel cells, and vehicle engines

This text is written for researchers in any branch of science and technology, without any prerequisite.It therefore includes some basic information describing conduction, convection, and boiling of nanofluids for those readers who may not have adequate background in these areas. Regardless of your background, you'll learn to develop nanofluids not only as coolants, but also for a host ofnew applications on the horizon.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470074732
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/19/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

SARIT K. DAS, PhD, is a Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He has authored two books, Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer and Process Heat Transfer, and more than 120 research papers. He is an editor of the International Journal of Heat Exchangers and Heat Transfer Engineering. He is a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship of Germany and is a Fellow with the Indian National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Das held visiting positions in Helmut Schmidt University, Germany, Lund University, Sweden, andthe Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. STEPHEN U. S. CHOI, PhD, is a ResearchProfessor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the Universityof Illinois at Chicago. He was previously the project leader and principal investigator for the nanofluids program at Argonne National Laboratory. Currently, he is a Visiting Fellow at the Korea Institute of Energy Research. Dr. Choi has authored or coauthored more than 100 publications and holds three U.S. patents, including the first U.S. patent for nanofluids. WENHUA YU, PhD, is a Mechanical Engineer in the Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He was previously an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Zhejiang University,China. Dr. Yu has authored or coauthored more than fifty publications and holds six patents. T. PRADEEP, PhD, is a Professor of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.He has held visiting positions at Purdue University, USA; Leiden University, Netherlands; EPFL, Switzerland; Institute of Chemistry, Taiwan; Pohang Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea; and Hyogo University, Japan. He has 160 research papers and seven patents to his credit. He is the author of Nano: The Essentials.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction (S. K. Das, S. U. S. Choi, W. Yu, and T. Pradeep).

2. Synthesis of Nanofluids (S. K. Das).

3. Conduction Heat Transfer in Nano-Fluids (S. K. Das).

4. Part 2: Theoretical Modeling of Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids (S. K. Das, S. U. S. Choi, W. Yu, and T. Pradeep).

5. Convection in Nanofluids (S. K. Das).

6. Boiling of Nano-Fluids (S. K. Das).

7. Applications and Future Directions (S. K. Das, S. U. S. Choi, W. Yu, and T. Pradeep).

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