A Comprehensive Review on Efficiency Enhancement of Solar Collectors Using Hybrid Nanofluids

Mahamude, Abu Shadate Faisal and Kamarulzaman, Muhamad Kamal and Harun, Wan Sharuzi Wan and Kadirgama, Kumaran and Ramasamy, Devarajan and Farhana, Kaniz and Bakar, Rosli Abu and Yusaf, Talal and Subramanion, Sivarao and Yousif, Belal ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3847-5469 (2022) A Comprehensive Review on Efficiency Enhancement of Solar Collectors Using Hybrid Nanofluids. Energies, 15 (4):1391. pp. 1-25.

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Abstract

Because of its potential to directly transform solar energy into heat and energy, without harmful environmental effects such as greenhouse gas emissions. Hybrid nanofluid is an efficient way to improve the thermal efficiency of solar systems using a possible heat transfer fluid with superior thermo-physical properties. The object of this paper is the study the latest developments in hybrid applications in the fields of solar energy systems in different solar collectors. Hybrid nanofluids are potential fluids with better thermo-physical properties and heat transfer efficiency than conventional heat transfer fluids (oil, water, ethylene glycol) with single nanoparticle nanofluids. The research found that a single nanofluid can be replaced by a hybrid nanofluid because it enhances heat transfer. This work presented the recent developments in hybrid nanofluid preparation methods, stability factors, thermal improvement methods, current applications, and some mathematical regression analysis which is directly related to the efficiency enhancement of solar collector. This literature revealed that hybrid nanofluids have a great opportunity to enhance the efficiency of solar collector due to their noble thermophysical properties in replace of conventional heat transfer working fluids. Finally, some important problems are addressed, which must be solved for future study.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current – Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Engineering (1 Jan 2022 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2022 04:14
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2022 04:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: Efficiency; Hybrid nanofluids; Solar collectors; Thermal properties
Fields of Research (2020): 51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 5101 Astronomical sciences > 510108 Solar physics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 17 ENERGY > 1708 Renewable energy > 170805 Solar-thermal energy
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/en15041391
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47088

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