An experimental study was carried out to determine the forced convective heat transfer and hydraulic characteristics of a chevron-type two-channel industrial PHE when used with a nanofluid. The PHE is composed of two fluid passages formed by three corrugated plates, which have a herringbone pattern and the corrugations are of a trapezoidal shape. Heated water is used on the hot side. On the cold side a mixture of 29nm-diameter CuO nanoparticles in suspension in water is forced. Collected data for the nanofluid side covers two particle volume fractions, 2% and 4.65%, and the range of Reynolds number up to 1000. Results have shown that, for a given Reynolds number, CuO-water nanofluid clearly exhibits a higher friction factor compared to that of water. Calculated Nusselt numbers have shown no significant heat transfer enhancement when using the 2% nanofluid. A decrease of heat transfer was even observed with the 4.65% nanofluid. The laminar-turbulent transition was also observed for the nanofluids studied.
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Experimental Investigation of Nanofluid Heat Transfer in a Plate Heat Exchanger
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Taws, M, Nguyen, CT, Galanis, N, & Gherasim, I. "Experimental Investigation of Nanofluid Heat Transfer in a Plate Heat Exchanger." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 2: Heat Transfer Enhancement for Practical Applications; Fire and Combustion; Multi-Phase Systems; Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment; Low Temperature Heat Transfer; Computational Heat Transfer. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, USA. July 8–12, 2012. pp. 1-8. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2012-58016
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