Heat Transfer Enhancement In Concentric Tube Heat Exchanger : A Review

  • Shivani Patil, Aishwarya Jadhav, Madhavi Katte, Saurabh Mahajan, Sfurti Chavan


In this paper, the research on concentric tube heat exchanger with tangential injectors by passing nanofluid on cold side for enhancing heat transfer rate is described. Different properties of nanofluid were studied and based on that, Al2O3 nanofluid was selected due to its great particle stability dispersion. Range of Reynold’s number for research purpose is kept between 2500-4500. Three cases were considered in which water was to be passed through both hot and cold side, then nanofluid was to be passed through the cold side and then nanofluid was to be passed to the cold side using tangential injection. Mass flow rate was to be varied in all cases. Based on the research, when heat transfer rate is calculated is these three cases, it is expected that Nusselt number using nanofluid increases about 20-30 percent over distilled water and about 10-20 percent by tangential injection. By using concentric tube heat exchanger with nanofluid using tangential injection, considerable improvement in the heat enhancement factor is expected.