TechConnect Innovation Program

Nanoparticle-enhanced Ionic Liquids

Savannah River National Laboratory, SC, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 726

Website: http://www.srs.gov/general/srnl/index.html

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