Nanofluids for Heat and Mass Transfer

Nanofluids for Heat and Mass Transfer

Fundamentals, Sustainable Manufacturing and Applications

1st Edition - April 29, 2021

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  • Authors: Bharat Bhanvase, Divya Barai
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128219478
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128219553

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Nanofluids for Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals, Sustainable Manufacturing and Applications presents the latest on the performance of nanofluids in heat transfer systems. Dr. Bharat Bhanvase investigates characterization techniques and the various properties of nanofluids to analyze their efficiency and abilities in a variety of settings. The book moves through a presentation of the fundamentals of synthesis and nanofluid characterization to various properties and applications. Aimed at academics and researchers focused on heat transfer in energy and engineering disciplines, this book considers sustainable manufacturing processes within newer energy harvesting technologies to serve as an authoritative and well-rounded reference.

Key Features

  • Highlights the major elements of nanofluids as an energy harvesting fluid, including their preparation methods, characterization techniques, properties and applications
  • Includes valuable findings and insights from numerical and computational studies
  • Provides nanofluid researchers with research inspiration to discover new applications and further develop technologies


Post graduate students in Energy and Thermal Engineering; Industrial professionals and consultants; R&D specialists; researchers

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Introduction to Nanofluids for heat and mass transfer: Fundamentals and Synthesis
    1. Introduction to Nanofluids
    1.1. Colloids and Nanofluids
    1.2. Scope
    1.3. Classification of Nanofluids
    1.4. Production methods of Nanofluids

    2. Lab-scale synthesis and scale up challenges.
    2.1. Introduction
    2.2. Lab scale synthesis methods for nanofluids
    2.3. Performance evaluation systems and their reliability
    2.4. Large scale production of nanofluids
    2.5. Scale-up challenges and cost estimations

    3. Stability of Nanofluids
    2.1 Importance and mechanism of stability of nanofluids
    2.2 Dispersion techniques for nanofluid
    2.3 Enhancement of stability of nanofluids and factors affecting
    2.4 Evaluation of stability
    2.5 Theoretical aspects

    Section II: Properties of Nanofluids for heat and mass transfer: Fundamentals and Methods
    4. Thermophysical Properties of nanofluids
    4.1. Thermal Conductivity: Principle, Mechanism and Measurement
    4.1.1. Factors affecting thermal conductivity and possible errors in measurement 
    4.1.2. Theoretical models of thermal conductivity
    4.2. Rheological properties: Mechanism and types of rheological behaviours of nanofluids
    4.2.1. Factors affecting the rheology of nanofluids and possible errors
    4.2.2. Theoretical models of viscosity of nanofluids
    4.3. Specific heat: Mechanism and measurement techniques
    4.3.1. Factors affecting specific heat of nanofluids
    4.3.2. Theoretical models of specific heat of nanofluids
    4.4. Density: Mechanism and measurement techniques
    4.4.1. Factors affecting on density
    4.4.2. Theoretical models of density of nanofluids.
    4.5. Surface tension: Mechanism and measurement techniques
    4.5.1. Factors affecting surface tension
    4.5.2. Theoretical models of surface tension

    5. Electrical, optical and tribological properties of the nanofluids.
    5.1. Measurement techniques
    5.2. Factors affecting these properties
    5.3. Theoretical models

    Section III: Theoretical Aspects of Nanofluids for heat and mass transfer
    6. Physical models for computational studies.
    6.1. Introduction
    6.2. Single phase approach
    6.3. Two-phase approach

    7. Computational studies on nanofluid based systems
    7.1. Introduction
    7.2. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for nanofluid simulation
    7.3. 3-D modelling for computational study of nanofluids
    7.4. Softwares for nanofluid studies

    8. Actual vs. theoretical behaviour of nanofluids.

    Section IV: Heat and Mass Transfer using Nanofluids: Fundamentals, Applications and Challenges
    9. Heat Transfer using Nanofluids
    9.1. Introduction
    9.2. Mechanism of heat transfer in nanofluids
    9.3. Laminar convective heat transfer
    9.4. Turbulent convective heat transfer
    9.5. Boiling heat transfer in nanofluids and factors involved.
    9.6. Evaporation and condensation in nanofluids and factors involved
    9.7. Theoretical models of heat transfer and Nusselt number for nanofluids.
    9.8. Pressure drop and friction factor in nanofluid flow and their theoretical models.

    10. Heat transfer applications of nanofluids.
    10.1. Introduction
    10.2. Heating, cooling and thermal management systems
    10.2.1. Electronics cooling systems
    10.2.2. Electrical equipments cooling systems
    10.2.3. Fuel cell cooling systems
    10.2.4. Heat pipes
    10.2.5. Space and aviation
    10.2.6. Industrial cooling systems
    10.3. Refrigeration systems
    10.4. Solar thermal systems
    10.5. Extraction of energy sources
    10.6. Nuclear reactors

    11. Mass transfer applications of nanofluids.
    11.1. Introduction
    11.2. Mechanism of mass transfer in nanofluids.
    11.3. Catalysis
    11.4. Medical treatments
    11.5. Gas absorption and separation
    11.6. Phase change materials

    12. Other applications of nanofluids
    12.1. Tribological applications
    12.2. Antibacterial applications
    12.3. Medical applications
    12.4. Sensing applications

    Future possible applications and challenges in using nanofluid

Product details

  • No. of pages: 460
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: April 29, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128219478
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128219553

About the Authors

Bharat Bhanvase

Dr. Bharat A. Bhanvase is currently working as Professor and Head in Chemical Engineering Department at the Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. His research interests focus on Wastewater Treatment, Solid Waste Management, Cavitation based processes for production, Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites, Process Intensification, Microfluidics, and Nanofluids. He obtained Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Pune. He has written 29 book chapters in internationally renowned books, 3-edited book. Further, he is a recipient of the Young Scientists (Award) start- up research grant from Science and Engineering Research Board, New Delhi (India) in the year 2015. Also he was the recipient of Best Scientist Award from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University in 2017.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head in Chemical Engineering Department, Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Divya Barai

Divya Prakash Barai works in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical Engineering, Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, India

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