Experimental investigation of Silver / Water nanofluid heat transfer in car radiator

  • H. T. Jarrah Department of Agricultural Machinery Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
  • S. S. Mohtasebi Department of Agricultural Machinery Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
  • E. Ettefaghi Nanotechnology Research Center, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, Tehran, Iran
  • F. Jaliliantabar Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Gambang, Kuantan 26300, Malaysia
Keywords: Convection heat transfer coefficient, silver nanoparticles, Ag/water nanofluid, heat exchanger

Abstract

Currently available fluids for heat transfer including refrigerants, water, ethylene glycol mixture, etc., have been widely exploited in various fields, especially in automobile cooling systems, for many years. However, these fluids possess poor heat transfer capability which means that to achieve acceptable heat transfer activity, high compactness and effectiveness of heat transfer systems are essential. This research work concentrates on preparation and use of water based Silver containing nanofluids in automobile cooling system. Nanoparticles volume fraction, fluid inlet temperature, coolant and air Reynolds numbers were optimized so that the heat transfer performance of the car radiator system was totally improved. It was found that increasing these parameters leads to enhancement of the heat transfer performance. In the best condition, the Ag/water nanofluids with low concentrations could amend heat transfer efficiency up to 30.2% in comparison to pure water.

Published
2021-03-08
How to Cite
Jarrah, H. T., Mohtasebi, S. S., Ettefaghi, E., & Jaliliantabar, F. (2021). Experimental investigation of Silver / Water nanofluid heat transfer in car radiator. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences, 15(1), 7743 - 7753. https://doi.org/10.15282/jmes.15.1.2021.10.0610
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