NanoHex, a collaborative project for researching and developing nanofluids, aims to create and optimize safe processes for producing high performance nanofluid coolants for use in industrial heat management.
Efficient heat removal is one of the top
challenges facing manufacturing industries and power generation. As existing
cooling technologies reaching their limits, more efficient cooling technologies
are needed to support technological development and reduce environmental impact.
The $10.3 million NanoHex project, funded
by a dozen European companies, hopes to develop an analytical model that can
accurately predict the thermal performance of nanofluid coolants. Nanofluids
have shown enhanced thermal properties compared to traditional cooling fluids.
NanoHex’s goal is the production of a cooling nanofluid that can be safely
manufactured, applied and recycled.
If successfully developed, the fluid
would be applied in demonstrative cooling systems for power electronic
components and data centers. For more information, go to www.nanohex.eu.