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Proposal Number: 4077

Domain: Energy

Theme(s): Cost-effective renewables for 24/7 energy supply
Hybrid energy systems & Integration
Smart and reliable energy supply systems

Supporting Central Government Agency: DAE

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 60.96

Principal Investigator: Dr. Tamal Banerjee

Principal Investigator Institute: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Dr. Dipankar Bandopadhyay ,Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Domain: Energy

Project Title

Nanoparticle Dispersed Deep Eutectic Solvents as Low Cost Heat Transfer fluid for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Plant

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Image Caption:Nanoparticle Dispersed Deep Eutectic Solvents as Low Cost Heat Transfer Fluids

Web Abstract

The synthesis and performance of low cost and low viscous Heat Transfer Fluid based on Eutectic Mixtures will be attempted in this proposal. The efficiency of the fluid will be compared in terms of both physiochemical properties and energy storage capacity. Further nanoparticle addition to these fluids has also been envisaged. This is expected to deliver excellent thermal property enhancement as compared to the base Eutectic fluid. As compared to other green solvents such as Ionic Liquids, Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) are inexpensive and easy to synthesis. The extended benefit of using DES would be surpassing the inherent shortcoming of comparable green solvents particularly with respect to density and viscosity. The fluids will then be exposed in a forced convection regime at both laminar and turbulent region. In the final stage the quantification of steam properties from the nanofluids will be measured.