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Open Access State of the Art of Heat Transfer of Heat Pipes and Thermosyphons Employing Nanofluids as Working Fluid

The paper presents an overview on recent research concerning heat transfer using two-phase devices, namely thermosyphons, heat pipes, and pulsating heat pipes using nanofluids as working fluids in order to emphasise their potential in heat transfer. Relevant experiments performed by the authors are presented in order to support the conclusions, together with some theoretical considerations about the heat transfer using nanofluids, their selection and application, and the effects of nanoparticle deposition due to nanofluid boiling. As shown, there is a significant potential of using nanofluids in two-phase heat transfer devices, and their success in improvement of the thermal performance of these devices depends on the transport of nanoparticles, which can occur if the vapour has the potential to transport the nanoparticles with it.


Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: February 1, 2019

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  • Journal of Nanofluids (JON) is an international multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal covering a wide range of research topics in the field of nanofluids and fluid science. It is an ideal and unique reference source for scientists and engineers working in this important and emerging research field of science, engineering and technology. The journal publishes full research papers, review articles with author's photo and short biography, and communications of important new findings encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all aspects of science and engineering of nanofluids and fluid science related developing technologies.
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