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We present an application of entropy production as an abstraction tool for complex processes in geodynamics. Geodynamic theories are generally based on the principle of maximum dissipation being equivalent to the maximum entropy production. This represents a restriction of the second law of thermodynamics to its upper bound. In this paper, starting from the… (More)
This article develops an improved lump-parameter design model to investigate the water-circulation heat recovery scheme as applied to the two-bed silica gelewater adsorption chillers. We demonstrate that performance predictions stemming from this improved lump-parameter formalism compare favorably with experimental results at various conditions,… (More)
A temperature-entropy formulation is derived for thermoelectric devices. Thermoelectric chiller and generator cycles can then be cast in the same irreversible thermodynamics framework commonly applied to conventional large-scale cooling and power generation equipment, including a transparent identification of the principal energy flows and performance… (More)
Aqueous based controlled decoration of platinum nanoparticles on plasma treated carbon nano-onions (CNOs) occurs within the shear flow generated by a vortex fluidic device (VFD), using ascorbic acid as the reducing agent, with the electrocatalytic potential of the resulting Pt-NPs@CNOs nano-composites demonstrated.
Size selective growth of palladium nano-particles 2-7 nm in diameter on the surface of carbon nano-onions (CNOs) (derived from catalytic cracking of methane) in water involves pretreating the CNOs with p-phosphonic acid calixarene then H(2)PdCl(4) followed by dynamic thin film processing under hydrogen in a vortex fluidic device.
A mathematical model describing the behaviors of current commercialized silica gel-water adsorption chillers is presented in this study. Comparing with the previous study, this model comprises (i) a realistic representation of the thermal mass of the associated piping materials and fins; (ii) a distributed modeling of the reactor bed for the sorption… (More)
Miniature Joule-Thomson (J-T) cooler is widely used in the electronic industry for thermal management of power intensive electronic components due to its special features of having a short cool-down time, simple configuration and having no moving parts. In this paper, the sophisticated geometry of the Hampson-type J-T cooler is analyzed and incorporated… (More)
A novel high flux bright light-driven high temperature spinning disc processor operating at ∼720 °C can effectively synthesise carbon nanofibres from fructose, a natural feedstock, in polyethylene glycol-200, within minutes and with multiple reactor passes being a pivotal operating parameter in controlling the growth of the fibres.