Experimental study on heat transfer coefficient and friction factor of Al2O3 nanofluid in a packed bed column

Rao, G. Srinivasa and Sharma, K. V. and Chary, S. P. and Bakar, R. A. and Rahman, M. M. and Kadirgama, K. and Noor, M. M. (2011) Experimental study on heat transfer coefficient and friction factor of Al2O3 nanofluid in a packed bed column. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 1-15.

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Forced convection heat transfer coefficient and friction factor are determined for flow of water and nanofluid in a vertical packed bed column. The analysis is undertaken in the laminar and transition Reynolds number range. The column is filled with spherical glass beads as the bed material. The heat transfer coefficients with Al2O3 nanofluid increased by 12 to 15% with the increase of volume concentration from 0.02 to 0.5% compared to water. The experimental values of axial temperature are in good agreement with NTU-? method proposed by Schumann's model.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This is peer reviewed and open access journal. c. Universiti Malaysia Pahang.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 May 2012 07:32
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 05:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: packed bed; Al2O3 nanofluid; convective heat transfer; friction factor; heat transfer enhancement
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091505 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
10 Technology > 1007 Nanotechnology > 100704 Nanoelectromechanical Systems
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20651

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