1st Edition

Thermal Transport Characteristics of Phase Change Materials and Nanofluids

By S. Harikrishnan, A.D. Dhass Copyright 2023
    220 Pages 135 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides detailed information related to nanofluids, synthesis and preparation, morphologies of nanoparticles, selection of base fluids and thermophysical properties of nanofluids. The advantage of various conduits, the improvement of the heat transfer performance of phase change materials (PCMs), and the base PCMs for diverse applications are also discussed. Crucial difficulties like stability, aggregation, and clogging of nanoparticles are detailed including factors like the size, shape, and motion of nanoparticles that influence the heat transfer performance of nanofluids. Challenges, applications, and scope of the future works in the subject area are included.


    • Covers heat transfer techniques in utilization of base fluids application of phase change materials (PCMs)
    • Describes preparation and characterization of nanofluids and nano-based PCMs
    • Explains how nanoscience can be utilized in heat transfer studies
    • Reviews conventional heat transfer fluids

    This volume is aimed at graduate students and researchers in thermal engineering, heat transfer, material science and engineering, and heat transfer enhancement.

    1 Introduction; 2 NanoPCMs; 3 Synthesis and Characterization Techniques; 4 Phase Change Analysis; 5 NEPCMs for Cooling Applications; 6 NEPCMs for Heating Applications; 7 Composite PCMs for Thermal Energy Storage System; 8 Nanofluids; 9 Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids; 10 Thermophysical Properties of Nanofluids; 11 Stability of Nanofluid; 12 Effect of Particle Volume Concentration; 13 Heat Transfer Mechanism in Nanofluid; 14 Hybrid Nanofluids; 15 Applications of Nanofluids and PCMs


    S. Harikrishnan received his B.E. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Madras, in 2002. Also, he received his M.E. in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineering and a Ph.D. in Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, in the years 2007 and 2015, respectively. At present, he is working as Professor & Head in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kings Engineering College, Chennai, India. He is an active researcher in the fields of phase change materials, nanofluids, and supercapacitors. He has published many papers in refereed journals, and in conference proceedings. He is one of the recognized research supervisors at the Centre for Research, Anna University, Chennai. He guided two research scholars successfully in the fields of phase change materials and nanofluids. He is also one of the editorial team members in two Scopus indexed journals and one in the SCI-E journal. He served as the panel session chair, reviewer, and Managing Guest Editor for international conference proceedings. He has teaching and research experiences of 18 and 12 years, respectively.

    A.D. Dhass received his B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Energy Engineering, and Solar Energy in 2005, 2009, and 2018 respectively, from Anna University, Chennai, India. At present, he is working as Assistant Professor at the Indus Institute of Technology and Engineering (IITE), Indus University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. His areas of research include solar, heat transfer, and phase change materials.