Application of Carbon-based Nanofluids in Heat Exchangers: Current Trends

Adeola O. Borode, Noor A. Ahmed, Peter A. Olubambi

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The thermal performance of a heat exchanger can be enhanced by adding carbon nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene to the conventional working fluid. When nanomaterials are suspended in the working fluid, the fluid is known as Nanofluid. The enhancement in the thermal and rheological properties of the fluid is responsible for the augmentation in heat transfer performance. The influence of carbon nanomaterial on the thermophysical properties, heat transfer characteristics and flow properties are reviewed. The current trends on the utilization of carbon-based nanofluids in heat exchangers were reported. The study shows that carbon-based nanofluids have the potential to improve the performance of heat exchanger and reduce the cost of fabrication by reducing heat exchange area. The study identifies the scope for future study.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032061
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2019
Event3rd International Conference on Engineering for Sustainable World, ICESW 2019 - Ota, Nigeria
Duration: 3 Jul 20198 Jul 2019


  • Carbon Nanotubes
  • Graphene
  • Heat transfer
  • Nanofluids
  • Performance
  • Radiator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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