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Settling characteristics of nanoparticles in ethanol-water mixtures

ILYAS, SUHAIB UMER (2013) Settling characteristics of nanoparticles in ethanol-water mixtures. Masters thesis, UTP.

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Abstract

Nanofluids are dilute suspensions of functionalized nanoparticles having diameter less than 100 nm. Settling of nanoparticles due to gravity is a natural phenomenon and the only predicament towards their usage in industrial scale. Knowledge of sedimentation behavior of nanoparticles is a topic of great interest as not much information is available on the settling characteristics of nanosuspensions in different combinations. Formation of agglomerates due to aggregation among particles in a nanosuspension promotes the sedimentation process. Agglomeration takes place when randomly moving particles come closer in a base liquid and join together due to strong attractive forces to form particle clusters.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Ahmad Suhairi Mohamed Lazim
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2021 08:43
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 08:43
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/21957

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