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Thermal Design and Analysis of Shell and Tube heat exchanger with the use of Alumina (Al2O3) Nanoparticle


Mahendra K. Sanghani , G.E.C. VALSAD, GTU, GUJARAT; Prof. Milap M. Madhikar , G.E.C


Heat Exchanger, Alumina (Al2O3) Nanoparticle, nano fluid,


In the last decades our world is been marked by questioning of Sustainability, Resource scarcity. To guarantee the safety of future generations, governments and industries share the common goal of environment preservation and rational energy expenditure. Heat exchangers perform an important role in heating, cooling and heat recovery. This project deals with design, and analysis of a Shell and Tube type condenser. But the main limitation of current exchangers is the poor heat transfer behaviour of common operating fluids, such as oil, glycols or water. To improve fluid heat transfer, the recent advent of nano fluids having high heat transfer nanoparticle suspensions in base fluids, has taken place. These have displayed substantial heat transfer performances. For the convective heat transfer study of a nano fluid, Alumina powder suspended in water with different volumetric concentration of nanoparticle is used. After extensive literature review, Kern approach for thermal design and TEMA design code is used for mechanical design and validated based on experimental data to find the effect of nanofluid in heat exchanger. The acquired results for the nanofluid are then compared to the matching data for base-water and to common theoretical correlations.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I3430
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2014
Page(s): 1398-1400

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