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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 131, Issue 3, pp 2027–2039 | Cite as

Applications of nanofluids in condensing and evaporating systems

A review
  • Saman Rashidi
  • Omid Mahian
  • Ehsan Mohseni Languri
Article

Abstract

Nanofluids can be utilized as efficient heat transfer fluids in many thermal energy systems to improve the system’s thermal efficiency. This survey reviews and summarizes the experimental and numerical studies performed to determine the effect of nanofluids on the performance of condensing and evaporating systems. Advantages and disadvantages of nanofluid implementation in condensing and evaporating systems are evaluated and summarized. Moreover, some suggestions and recommendations are presented for future studies. This review shows that the nanoparticle deposition and nanoparticle suspension are two important factors affecting the thermal system’s efficiency. These factors should be considered when using different nanofluids in condensing and evaporating systems.

Keywords

Nanofluids Condensing Evaporating Numerical Experimental 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saman Rashidi
    • 1
  • Omid Mahian
    • 2
  • Ehsan Mohseni Languri
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan BranchIslamic Azad UniversitySemnanIran
  2. 2.Center for Advanced TechnologiesFerdowsi University of MashhadMashhadIran
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTennessee Tech UniversityCookevilleUSA

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