Direct Absorption of Solar Energy Using Nanoparticles
Dispersing trace amounts of nanoparticles into common base-fluids has a significant impact on the optical as well as thermophysical properties of the base-fluid. This characteristic can be utilized to effectively capture and transport solar radiation. Enhancement of the solar irradiance absorption capacity leads to a higher heat transfer rate resulting in more efficient heat transfer.
Dr. Himanshu Tyagi
Department of Mechanical Engineering