Paper Title:Performance of a FlatPlate Collectors Using Al2O3/Water Nanofluid


Theoretical analysis of flatplate collector using Al2O3/ water nanofluid has been carried out withvariable partial size(0.5% to 2.0%) and flow rates (0.5 to 2 litre/min). It has been observed thatefficiency increases with the use nanofluids in comparison with the use of water.It has been estimated that at1.5% particle volume fraction, the efficiency increases by 31.6% in comparison to that of water as working fluid.

Keywords:Flat Plate Collector, Heat transfer, Nanofluid, Performance.