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Nanofluid Cooling Technologies

Advanced Cooling technology for next generation electronics

Superior heat transfer capabilities
Lighter and compact cooling system
Energy saving & recovery
Compatibility with liquid cooled systems

Why nanofluids are important

Miniaturization and escalating density of transistors and other integrated circuit devices has enhanced computing capabilities at the cost of increasing power dissipation across the device, die, and system levels.

Unless they are cooled properly, their normal performance and longevity can deteriorate, failure rate can increase and it can also results in explosions.

Nanofluid Technology

Synano is developing nanofluid based heat pipes for highly efficient cooling of the high heat flux devices.

Nanofluids are suspensions of nanometer sized particles in base fluids like water, Ethylene glycol and other organic/inorganic liquids. These nanoparticles can be made of metal (Al, Cu, Ti), metal oxides (Al2O3) or carbon nanotubes. These nanofluids provide enhanced heat transfer capabilities as compared to base fluid. The thermal performance of heat pipes increase up to 20% with these nanofluids. Therefore, high heat flux electronics can be cooled more efficiently.

Applications

Replacing current coolants with nanofluids can be beneficial for a lot of markets

Electromagnetic machines

Companies manufacturing linear machines can increase the speed of their machines by using nanofluids.

Better cooling provides opportunity to reduce the air gap between magnets and coil or input more current to make the machine faster.

Data Centers

Data centres can reduce their cooling power consumption by switching to nanofluid cooling. This gives them an opportunity to stack more servers.

In a fixed capacity data centre thereby increasing the processing power they could provide. Alternatively, data centres can reduce their cooling equipment and back up equipment to save more space. Energy recovery is also possible with nanofluid cooling.

Electronic Vehicles

Electric vehicles can use nanofluids to cool down their battery pack thus increasing the performance and lifetime of the battery.

With better cooling, the battery pack can be made lighter thereby reducing load on the battery and motor. With nanofluids, electric vehicles can also make their internal electronics more compact and powerful.

Consumer electronics

By using nanofluids, electronics can become more powerful and compact. Their lifetime and performance is enhanced.

The processing power is not compromised and you get a high level performance on your electronics always.

High Power LEDs

Nanofluid cooling can reduce the heat sink size on High power LED luminaires making them compact, light and more powerful.

Solar panels

Solar panels can cool better with nanofluids as compared to water. This will not only increase the overall efficiency of the solar cells but also make the panels lighter and cooler.

Team

Team

Sana Fateh

Founder,

thermal engineer

She is the technical lead in this project and working closely with TU Delft and potential customers to produce the nanoparticles and develop nanofluids.

Marina Belitskaya

Chemist,

nanofluid expert

Research and development of different types of nanofluids

Bart Warmerdam

Intern,

Physicist. Marketing and Business

Alexander Korobko

Physical chemist,

A skilled researcher with over ten years’ experience in complex fluids

Team

Advisors

Prof. Schmidt-Ott

MECS, TNW, TU Delft

Expertise in developing new methods of nanoparticle production and new materials based on them. He and his group focus on bringing these new approaches to application.

Prof. Ger Koper

Chemical engg., TNW, TU Delft

Expertise in Colloid and Interface chemistry with emphasis on Aggregation and Adsorption Phenomena

Prof. Brian Tighe

P&E, Mechanical engg, TU Delft

Expertise in theoretical and numerical methods to predict deformation and flow in emulsions, suspensions, and other complex fluids with practical applications.

Tjewei Hu

International Business Management, HES

Expertise in business development and market validation.

 

Support

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TU Delft

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Defensie

Wistron

High Tech Campus

Projects Available

We accept interns on the current projects.

Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterization

Develop methods to produce different shape, size, type of nanoparticles and characterize them based on their thermo-physical properties.

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Testing Nanofluids Behavior in 2-phase Region

Developing heat pipe setup to test the performance and behavior of nanofluids in vapor and liquid forms.

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Heat Transfer Enhancement Tests

Develop and build test setups to test the cooling effect of nanofluids in turbulent and laminar flow conditions and compare performance with demi-water.

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Characterisation of nanofluids

Develop stabilization techniques to produce stable nanofluids and study the effect of stabilization on thermo-physical properties of the fluid.

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The details about our nanofluids

Results tests