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This paper presents an experimental investigation and numerical analysis of nano-additives which have been used to enhance thermal properties of paraffin in a shell-and-tube heat exchanger.

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UK industrial strategy in terms of grand challenges in clean growth and future of mobility, energy supply and demand and low carbon future within the context of environmental issues needs novel and innovative energy solutions.


This work is funded by UK energy partner, direct funding (£111, 415, BU Ref 7017, 7582, 8882, 7932 & 8399). This work has led to the development of nano-enhanced storage materials, storage design and a UK patent GB2540670. Effective thermal conductivity and dynamic viscosity of paraffin is significantly enhanced with inclusion of nano-additives. These cutting-edge developments will bring major economic and environmental benefits.

Professor Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan
NanoCorr, Energy & Modelling Research Group, Bournemouth University

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This page is a summary of: Experimental and numerical investigations of nano-additives enhanced paraffin in a shell-and-tube heat exchanger: A comparative study, Applied Thermal Engineering, October 2018, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.07.141.
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