Table 2

Thermal conductivity enhancement of recent nanofluids in literature
Base fluid Concentration (wt.%) Dispersant + base fluid Maximum enhancement (%) Reference
MWNTs 0.60 DW 34 [34]
Graphite 0.5 DW + PVP 23 [35]
GO 12 EG 61 [11]
GNP 300 0.1 DW 14.8 Present study
GNP 500 0.1 DW 25 Present study
GNP 750 0.1 DW 27.6 Present study

MWNTs, multiwall carbon nanotubes; GO, graphene oxide; DW, distilled water; EG, ethylene glycol; PVP, polyvinylpyrrolidone.

Mehrali et al.

Mehrali et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2014 9:15   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-9-15

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