Alternative Heat Transfer Fluid in Heating Systems-Energy Results from a Real Case Study
Yebiyo, M, Chaer, I, Shatha, H, Ye, Z, Peter, S and Kadir, D (2016). Alternative Heat Transfer Fluid in Heating Systems-Energy Results from a Real Case Study. 9th International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications. Abu Dhabi, UAE 24 - 26 Mar 2016 London South Bank University.
|Authors||Yebiyo, M, Chaer, I, Shatha, H, Ye, Z, Peter, S and Kadir, D|
Traditional heating systems have for many years depended on water as the heat transfer fluid due to its availability, stability and good specific heat capacity. However, advances in heat transfer research have resulted in the development and advancement of many fluids and additives with various claims of heat transfer improvements. This paper provides an analysis of the energy savings from a real case study with a new heat transfer fluid called “Hydromx” used as a replacement for water. Hydromx is a Nano-based heat transfer fluid which has been developed to replace water in conventional heating and cooling systems. The results presented are based on energy data captured from the systems before and after the application of Hydromx with CUSUM analysis which is based on Degree Day weather data. This paper specifically investigates the performance data trends (temperature and fuel consumption) before and after the application of Hydromx. The results showed that significant savings in energy consumption and consequent CO2 emissions can be achieved by using Hydromx in the heating system.
|Keywords||Nanofluids, Hydromx, Degree day, Heating systems, Energy saving|
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
|Accepted author manuscript|
CC BY 4.0
|26 Mar 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||18 Aug 2017|
|Accepted||04 Jan 2016|
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