Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.v2.4.3005
Title: Thermal performance enhancement of paraffin wax with AL 2O 3 and CuO nanoparticles - A numerical study
Authors: Valan Arasu, A.
Sasmito, A.P. 
Mujumdar, A.S. 
Keywords: Melting
Nanoparticle
Paraffin wax
Phase change material
Solidification
Thermal storage
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Valan Arasu, A., Sasmito, A.P., Mujumdar, A.S. (2011). Thermal performance enhancement of paraffin wax with AL 2O 3 and CuO nanoparticles - A numerical study. Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer 2 (4) : 1-7. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.v2.4.3005
Abstract: The heat transfer enhancement of paraffin wax, a cheap and widely used latent heat thermal energy storage material, using nanoparticles is investigated. The effects of nanoparticle volume fraction on both the melting and solidification rates of paraffin wax are analysed and compared for Al 2O 3 and CuO nanoparticles. Present results show that dispersing nanoparticles in smaller volumetric fractions increase the heat transfer rate. The enhancement in thermal performance of paraffin wax is greater for Al 2O 3 compared with that for CuO nanoparticles.
Source Title: Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/85791
ISSN: 21518629
DOI: 10.5098/hmt.v2.4.3005
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