Effect of suspended CuO nanoparticles on mass transfer to a rotating disc electrode

Sara O. N., Icer F., Yapici S., ŞAHİN B.

EXPERIMENTAL THERMAL AND FLUID SCIENCE, vol.35, no.3, pp.558-564, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2010.12.011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.558-564
  • Keywords: Nanofluid, Mass transfer, Rotating disc, Electrochemical limiting diffusion current, CONVECTIVE HEAT-TRANSFER, LAMINAR-FLOW, NANOFLUIDS, VISCOSITY, ENHANCEMENT, SUSPENSIONS, PARTICLES, FLUID
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The effect of suspended CuO nanoparticles on the mass transfer to a rotating disc electrode was investigated experimentally, using the electrochemical limiting diffusion current technique. The particle volume fraction was from 0.39% to 1.94%. The rotating speed ranged from 100 to 1000 rpm, which yielded the Reynolds number between 10 and 110, based on the electrochemically active disc radius. The results showed that the addition of the suspended particles increased the limiting current and the plot of log I vs. log omega resulted in linear lines, of which slopes decreased with increasing particle volume fraction. The ratio of Sh/Sh(o) ranged from 1 to 1.5. The Sherwood number correlation as function of the Reynolds number and the particle volume fraction was also given. 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.