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Investigation on Electrical Conductivity Enhancement of Water Based Maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) Nanofluids
International Journal of Materials Science and Applications
Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 32-36
Received: Oct. 22, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 13, 2016; Published: Jan. 14, 2017
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Irwan Nurdin, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lhokseumawe State Polytechnic, Lhokseumawe, Indonesia
Satriananda, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lhokseumawe State Polytechnic, Lhokseumawe, Indonesia
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The study of this research is to measure the electrical conductivity of maghemite nanofluids. Maghemite nanofluids were prepared by dissolving maghemite nanoparticles in water as base fluids. The investigation on electrical conductivity of maghemite nanofluids have been performed at different particle volume fractions and temperatures. The electrical conductivity was measured by a 4-cell conductivity electrode meter. The electrical conductivity of maghemite nanofluids was linearly increased as the particle volume fraction and temperature rises. The highest enhancement of electrical conductivity of maghemite nanofluids due to the particle volume fraction and temperature are 160.49% and 22.55%, respectively. This condition obtained at a particle volume fraction of 2.5% and temperature 60°C. Significant effect of particle volume fraction and temperature were considered.
Electrical Conductivity, Maghemite, Nanofluids, Nanoparticle, Volume Fraction, Temperature
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Irwan Nurdin, Satriananda, Investigation on Electrical Conductivity Enhancement of Water Based Maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) Nanofluids, International Journal of Materials Science and Applications. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2017, pp. 32-36. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmsa.20170601.15
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