Paul, G and Manna, Indranil (2013) Nanofluids including ceramic and other nanoparticles: Applications and rheological properties. In: Crramic composites. Woodhead Publishing, pp. 323-345.

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Fluids with suspended nanoparticles (metallic or ceramic in spherical or non-spherical shapes), forming a stable colloid and maintaining a quasi-single-phase state that can offer an extraordinary level of heat transport property at very low levels of dispersion (<1. vol%), are called nanofluids. This chapter provides an extensive discussion of the potential application areas where different types of nanofluids can be utilized. Different aspects of nanofluids are now being widely researched across the globe, using both experimental and simulation tools. This chapter highlights the parameters that affect the rheological properties of nanofluids. The results published in the literature suggest that the viscosity of nanofluids is directly related to the amount of nanoparticle dispersion (in comparison to that of the base fluid), except at very low concentrations. Sometimes the increase can be many-fold. Theoretical models that explain the increase in the viscosity of nanofluids are compiled and presented.

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