Nanouptake – Overcoming Barriers to Nanofluids Market Uptake (COST Action CA15119) aimed to create a Europe-wide network of leading R+D+i institutions, and of key industries, to develop and foster the use of nanofluids as advanced heat transfer/thermal storage materials to increase the efficiency of heat exchange and storage systems.
The main objective of the NANOConVEX CIG is adapting nanofluids to specific heat transfer processes, so that the combination of both can bring solutions that are more efficient to a wide range of industries where these processes play a key role. The main outcomes will be practical guidelines, specifically oriented for the industry, for the safe and efficient use of nanofluids as heat carrier in convective heat exchangers, including also a specific case study. In combination with the business plan to be developed, interesting results in terms of marketable applications in the field of heat exchangers are expected.
COST is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe. COST is a unique means for European researchers, engineers and scholars to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all fields of science and technology through trans-European networking of nationally funded research activities.
Nanofluids are a novelty strategy enhancing convective heat transfer. The innovation brought to the field of heat exchange by nanofluids is the tunability of the heat carrier according to the specific needs of a customer. The following specific innovations and advances of nanofluids go beyond the current state of the art of design of forced-convection heat exchangers.
STSM in Castellon, Spain
Dr. Matthias Buschmann invited in Universitat Jaoume Primero for the last STSM from Nanoconvex COST CIG project.
The Project also participated the “Mediterranean Night of Women Researchers” Mednight in Castello (Spain) on the 24th September 2021.
The European Science Week at the time or the European Researchers’ Night and the Open Schooling programs promoted by SWAFS today are some of the strategic lines developed to try to promote the approach of young people towards the professions of the future. READ MORE »
Robert Mulka performed research at ILK Dresden, Germany
Robert Mulka, from Department of Thermal Sciences, Faculty of Mechanical and Power Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland, spent several days in ILK Dresden, Germany under the guidance of Dr. Matthias Buschmann to pursue research in nanofluids for convective applications area.
“The STSM aimed to provide more information on the thermophysical properties of ferronanofluid (MSG-W10 by Ferrotec, USA) and the effect of the magnetic field imposition on the ferronanofluidbehavior, by means of the contact angle and contact line of the ferrofluid droplet. To examine that, a ferronanofluid droplet was placed on chosen substrates… READ MORE »