An Experimental Study on the Performance Enhancement of a Heat Pump System using Nanofluids


  • Vinod Shewale M.V.P.S’s K.B.T. College of Engineering, India
  • Arvind A. Kapse M.V.P.S’s K.B.T. College of Engineering, India
  • Sanjay D. Barahate K.K.Wagh Institute of Engineering Education & Research, India
  • Santosh P. Jadhav M.V.P.S’s K.B.T. College of Engineering, India
  • Satish J. Suryawanshi M.V.P.S’s K.B.T. College of Engineering, India
Volume: 14 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 12518-12523 | February 2024 |


Heat pumps are frequently used for heating, cooling, and air conditioning. It is well known that nanoparticles can improve the coefficients of conduction and convection, increasing heat transfer along with other properties. The considered heat pump was loaded with R-134a. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) and aluminium oxide (Al2O3) were blended with clean water to create a nanoscale solution used to cool the heat pump condensers. A total of three TiO2 and Al2O3 proportions (0.1%, 0.2%, and 0.3%) were used. The study's findings showed that utilizing 0.3% Al2O3 instead of conventional clean water to cool the heat pump condenser boosted the coefficient of performance by 18% while reducing energy consumption by 26%.


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V. Shewale, A. A. Kapse, S. D. Barahate, S. P. Jadhav, and S. J. Suryawanshi, “An Experimental Study on the Performance Enhancement of a Heat Pump System using Nanofluids”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 12518–12523, Feb. 2024.


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