The Use of Nanofluids for Enhancing the Thermal Performance of Stationary Solar Collectors: A Review

Mahmud Jamil, Muhammad and Isa Adamu, Muhammad and Nor Azwadi, Che Sidik and Muhammad Noor Afiq Witri, Muhammad Yazid and R., Mamat and G., Najafi (2016) The Use of Nanofluids for Enhancing the Thermal Performance of Stationary Solar Collectors: A Review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 63. pp. 226-236. ISSN 1364-0321. (Published)

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Nanofluid, an advanced type of fluid containing small quantity of nanoparticles (usually less than 100 nm), has been proven to provide more efficient heat transfer compared to conventional fluids. The dispersion of a small amount of solid nanoparticles in conventional fluids such as water or ethylene glycol changes their thermal conductivity remarkably. Recently, nanofluid has been used as a heat transfer fluid to enhance the performance of solar collector devices. This paper reviews recent progress and applications of nanofluids in stationary solar collectors. In addition to reviewing the efficiency of solar collectors which use nanofluids, the paper also discusses the impact of nanofluid usage in solar collector based on economic and environmental viewpoints. Finally, the challenges and future trends related to the application of nanofluids in thermal solar collector is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanofluid; Solar collector; Thermal conductivity; Heat transfer enhancement
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 04:15
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2018 02:57
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