TechConnect Innovation Program

Nanofluids for lubricant and cooling applications

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

The Nanofluid has a greater thermal conductivity reducing the amount of oil and ethylene required in automotive transformers and radiators; allows lower internal temperature increasing the life of such systems. The dispersed nanoparticles detect and cover microscopic imperfections on metal surfaces, creating a coating reducing friction, wear and fuel consumption.

Primary Application Area: Automotive & Transportation

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Unique Technology about nano fluid formulation by dispersing metal nanoparticles in organic fluids. Nanoparticles dispersed and stabilized offer better heat conduction properties, whereas the nano lubricants provide a reduced coefficient of friction and wear.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Mid-stage Startup (A or B)

Global Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 714

Website: www.itesm.mx

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Personal Savings, Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners