Effects of Nanofluid’s Base Fluid on a Volumetric Solar Collector

Kazaz, O., Karimi, N. , Kumar, S. , Falcone, G. and Paul, M. C. (2022) Effects of Nanofluid’s Base Fluid on a Volumetric Solar Collector. In: 11th International Conference on Renewable Power Generation, London, UK, 22 - 23 Sep 2022, ISBN 9781839537899 (doi: 10.1049/icp.2022.1627)

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Due to the limited availability of fossil fuels and their harm to the environment, the importance of sustainable energy production has been revealed. In this context, inexhaustible energy can be obtained by using environmentally friendly renewable energy sources. It offers a good solution in energy production due to the lesser effects of solar energy on the environment. Thanks to the improvements and developments in nanotechnology, the thermal performance of solar collectors is improved by adding nanoparticles to the base fluid. In this study, heat transfer and fluid flow are investigated in a volumetric solar collector using different nanoparticles and base fluids. Discrete Ordinate Method is chosen as the radiation model to examine the absorption, scattering, and emitting effects of nanofluid. The results show that hybrid nanofluids increase the overall performance of the collector due to a higher level of radiation absorption capacity than pure water and mono nanofluids. Thus, hybrid nanofluids are a suitable heat transfer fluid for solar energy applications.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paul, Professor Manosh and Falcone, Professor Gioia and KAZAZ, OGUZHAN and Kumar, Professor Shanmugam and Karimi, Dr Nader
Authors: Kazaz, O., Karimi, N., Kumar, S., Falcone, G., and Paul, M. C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 IEEE
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