On-going activities

  • Experiments of photo-thermal boiling: dynamic boiling curves, screening of carrier fluids and particles.
  • SEM, TEM and ETEM of the nanofluid and particle powder. Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Thermal efficiency measurements for a model solar collector with the carbon nanolfuid, no boiling conditions.
  • Numerical modelling of the in-house and third-party experimental data
  • Development of a pilot prototype for the nanofluid-driven solar generator