Augmentation of the Thermal Efficiency of PTC using CeO2 Nanofluid
Gaurav Bharadwaj1, Avdhesh Sharma2, V.K. Dwivedi3

1Gaurav Bharadwaj*, Asst. Professor, GLA University, Mathura (U.P.), India.
2Avdhesh Sharma,  Asst. Professor in GLA University, Mathura (U.P.), India.
3V.K. Dwivedi, Asso. Professor, GLA University, Mathura, (U.P), India.
Manuscript received on September 11, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 05, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 6268-6272 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A2092109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A2092.109119
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Abstract: In the current scenario, experts largely focused on mi niaturizing devices and energy efficiency during the development of solar system. In the present study, nanofluid is used as a working fluid to see its effect on the thermal performance of PTC. The Thermal analysis of PTC heating water using CeO2 nanofluids as a working fluid is presented. The experimentation were carried out using cerium oxide nanofluid, water and synthetic oil The result shows hat CeO2 nanofluid can be a good choice as a working fluid for smooth flow condition to use in PTC rather than water or any other synthetic oil. Experiment result shows, CeO2 – water can increase thermal efficiency by 2.66 times w.r.t water and 1.7 times w.r.t. synthetic oil.
Keywords: PTC, Nanofluids, Thermal Efficiency, Voumteric concentration.