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The objective of the present work is to study the influence of copper nano­particle concentration on heat transfer performance of a mixed base fluid. In the present study, the performance of copper nanoparticles in ethylene glycol (eg) + propylene glycol (pg) + water (W) base fluid was analyzed in the chev­ron-type plate heat exchanger. The sol-gel method was used to prepare cop­per nanoparticles (100 nm), dispersed in two different mixed base fluids of volume fractions 5%EG + 5%PG + 90%W and 15%EG + 5%PG + 80%W. Experiments were performed by varying the nanoparticle concentration from 0.2 to 1.0 vol.%. Three different hot fluid inlet temperatures were used (55, 65 and 75 °C). It is revealed from the study that the rate of heat transfer increased significantly with the mixed base fluid. Result shows that at 75 °C, 9 and 14.9% enhancement in the Nusselt number is obtained for 5%EG + 5%PG + 90%W and 15%EG + 5%PG + 80%W base fluid, respectively, for the nanoparticle concentration of 1%.

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MANIKANDAN, S. P. ., & BASKAR, R. . (2021). EXPERIMENTAL HEAT TRANSFER STUDIES ON COPPER NANOFLUIDS IN A PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER. Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly, 27(1), 15–20. https://doi.org/10.2298/CICEQ191220020P


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