Synthesis and Characterization of TiO2-CNTs Nanocomposite and Investigation of Viscosity and Thermal Conductivity of a New Nanofluid

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kashan,Kashan, P. O. Box. 87317 51167, I. R. Iran

2 Institute of Nano Science and Nano Technology, University of Kashan, Kashan, P. O. Box. 87317-51167, I. R. Iran

3 Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Kashan,Kashan, P. O. Box. 87317 51167, I. R. Iran

10.7508/jns.2012.02.006

Abstract

Nanofluids are kinds of fluids engineered by dispersing nanoparticles in base fluids, a new challenge for thermal sciences provided by nanotechnology. Due to their excellent characteristics, nanofluids find wide applications in enhancing heat transfer. This paper presents synthesis and characterization of TiO2-CNTs nanocomposites by sonochemical method and investigation of some properties of TiO2-CNTs nanocomposite suspended in 50:50 (by weight) propylene glycol and water mixture as a new nanofluid.

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