Effects of silver epoxy reinforcement on graphene nanoplatelets functionalized surface in pool boiling heat transfer enhancement


Albaser, Asem and Kueh, Tze Cheng and Chen, Gooi Mee and Sia, Geng Di and Hung, Yew Mun (2023) Effects of silver epoxy reinforcement on graphene nanoplatelets functionalized surface in pool boiling heat transfer enhancement. Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 49. p. 103247. ISSN 2214-157X

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Silver Epoxy reinforcement is pivotal to enhance the adhesive strength of Graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) on the substrate. This experimental study seeks to scrutinize the effects of Silver Epoxy reinforced GNP functionalized surface on the heat transfer of pool boiling. Three different GNP-based coatings are analyzed: simple GNP, uncured GNP reinforced with Silver Epoxy, and cured GNP reinforced with Silver Epoxy, all applied to copper substrate. For each coating, the surface morphology, chemical bonding, and wettability are examined. Under a heat flux of 550 kW/m2, the experimentally derived heat transfer coefficient improves by 194%, 36%, and 77% respectively on pristine GNP, uncured GNP/Epoxy, and cured GNP/Epoxy compared to the bare copper surface. The epoxy reinforcement weakens the exceptional boiling improvement achieved by a GNP functionalized surface. Although the thermal curing process turns the GNP/epoxy coating from hydrophobic to hydrophilic and recovers partly the level of boiling enhancement, the biphilicity of GNP tends to dominate boiling heat transfer enhancement by enhancing the bubble dynamics. The hydrophilicity has a subordinate effect by re-wetting the dry spots and preventing the vapour blanket. Silver Epoxy reinforcement significantly enhances the adhesive strength of GNP on a substrate but at the expense of boiling heat transfer enhancement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nucleate boiling Graphene nanoplatelets Silver epoxy Thermal curing Wettability
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK3001-3521 Distribution or transmission of electric power
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2023 06:35
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2023 06:35
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/11558


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