An Experimental Appraisal on the Efficacy of MWCNT-H2O Nanofluid on the Performance of Solar Parabolic Trough Collector
Harwinder Singh* and Pushpendra Singh
Department of Mechanical, Production and Industrial Engineering, Delhi Technological University, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Harwinder Singh
Department of Mechanical, Production and Industrial
Engineering, Delhi Technological University Delhi
College of Engineering, Shahbad Daulatpur
Main Bawana Road, Delhi 110042, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 25, 2015; Accepted date: December 28, 2015; Published date: January 01, 2016
Citation: Singh H, Singh P (2016) An Experimental Appraisal on the Efficacy of MWCNT-H2O Nanofluid on the Performance of Solar Parabolic Trough Collector. J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl 6:200. doi:10.4172/fundamentals-renewable-energy.1000200
Copyright: © 2016 Singh H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
An application of MWCNT nanoparticles and distilled water was used to prepare the nanofluid and this type of MWCNT based absorbing medium was found to be highly efficient in investigation of the performance of solar parabolic trough collector due to better thermo physical properties (i.e. thermal conductivity) acquired by the MWCNT based nanofluid. In present research study author decided to take volume concentration 0.01% and 0.02% and high quality surfactant Triton X-100 was used to enhance the dispersion quality of nanoparticles in conventional fluid. The test were performed under different volume flow rate conditions of nanofluid i.e. 160 L/h and 100 L/h. Experimental results show that with an incremental change in volume concentration from 0.01% to 0.02%, there is a substantial increment in efficiency of parabolic collector but observed only at 160 L/h.