Thermal performance enhancement of a flat plate solar collector using hybrid nanofluid

Hussein, O.A. and Habib, K. and Muhsan, A.S. and Saidur, R. and Alawi, O.A. and Ibrahim, T.K. (2020) Thermal performance enhancement of a flat plate solar collector using hybrid nanofluid. Solar Energy, 204. pp. 208-222. ISSN 0038-092X

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Covalent Functionalized-Multi wall carbon nanotubes (CF-MWCNTs) and Covalent Functionalized-graphene nanoplatelets (CF-GNPs) with hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) were suspended in distilled water to prepare the hybrid nanofluids as working fluids inside the Flat Plate Solar Collector (FPSC). Different concentrations of the hybrid nanoparticles were considered and Tween-80 (Tw-80) was used as a surfactant. The stability and thermophysical properties were tested using different measurement tools. The structural and morphological properties were examined using FTIR, XRD, UV–vis spectrometry, HRTEM, FESEM, and EDX. The thermal efficiency of FPSC were tested under different volumetric flow rates (2 L/min, 3 L/min, and 4 L/min), whereas the efficiency of the collector was determined based on ASHRAE standard 93-2010. As a result, the most thermal-efficient solar collector improved up to 85% with hybrid nanofluid as the absorption medium at 4 L/min flow rate. Increment in nanoparticles’ concentrations enhanced thermal energy gain and resulted in higher fluid outlet temperature.

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Solar Energy
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Solar Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Solar Energy, 204, 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2020.04.034
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?? flat plate solar collectorhybrid nanofluidthermal efficiencythermo-physical propertiesmaterials science(all)renewable energy, sustainability and the environment ??
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