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Recent Developments on Heat Transfer Enhancement with Nanofluids

Call for Papers

Heat transfer enhancement determines the need for novel and pioneering coolants with improved performance. Conventional heat transfer fluids such as water and oil are widely used in many industrial applications, including heat exchangers, power generation and microelectronics applications. In general, the heat transfer performance of these fluids is limited by their poor thermal properties compared to those of most solids. Nanofluids present stimulating heat transfer features compared to more conventional coolants. Nanofluids are prepared by dispersing and stably suspending nanometer sized solid particles in conventional heat transfer fluids. There is considerable research on the superior heat transfer properties of nanofluids especially on thermal conductivity and convective heat transfer. These days, a fast progress of research activity in this heat transfer area has arisen and nanofluid research on heat transfer enhancement could lead to fundamental development in numerous engineering applications, such as electronics, biomedical, solar collectors and energy productions.

This Special Issue will give an opportunity for consolidating the recent progresses in research and patents on nanofluids and relevant future directions. All types of research approaches are equally acceptable: experimental, theoretical and numerical modeling including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Contributions are also invited from all disciplines, including, but not limited to, engineering, physics, applied mathematics, chemistry, and medical sciences.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Convection heat transfer
  • Conduction heat transfer
  • Multiphase phenomena
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Nanofluid thermal and transport properties
  • Synthesis and characterization techniques of nanoparticles
  • Nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine
  • Nanofluids for energy and environment
  • Rheology of nanofluids
  • Stability of nanofluids
  • Challenges in application of nanofluids

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 8 December 2017
Publication DateApril 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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