Nanoparticle-enhanced Ionic Liquids
Savannah River National Laboratory, SC, United States
Nanoparticle-enhanced Ionic Liquids (NEILS) is a replacement to traditional heat transfer fluid. The incorporation of nanoparticles into Ionic Liquids (ILs), which can potentially increase thermal conductivity by 7%, forms suspensions known as Nanoparticle-enhanced Ionic Liquids (NEILS). The advantage of NEILS over ILs is an increased heat capacity and non-volatility.
Primary Application Area: Energy & Efficiency
Technology Development Status: Concept
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: With awareness significantly increasing regarding our need to reduce usage of fossil fuels and the strong likelihood that the government will continue to support solar energy, this technology fills a market need. The HTF market is working on cost efficient solutions to increase effectiveness among industries that use HTF’s.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 726
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: DOE-EERE Solar Energy Technology Programs
Primary Sources of Funding: Other
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners