An analytical investigation for the onset of convection in a vertical porous layer saturated by a nanofluid is presented when the porous layer is placed some finite distance from the axis of rotation. A linear stability analysis is used to determine the convection threshold in terms of the key parameters for the nanofluid. This study reconfirms that the Taylor number and gravity effects are passive, and that the most critical mode is roll cells aligned with the vertical axis of rotation. The critical Rayleigh number is presented in terms of the nanofluid parameters and offset distance for stationary convection.

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