The European Symposium on Nanofluids (ESNf) will be a series of international conferences to be organized in Europe and the very first one (1st ESNf) will be held in Lisbon, Portugal during 8-10 October 2017. This symposium will be organized under the auspices of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action-NANOUPTAKE. In addition to build research and development cooperation among the participants of this COST Action the symposium will provide a platform for strong collaboration and exchange of research and ideas as well as to bring together other researchers, scientists and engineers from Europe and around the world, who are working on nanofluids and related areas. Related companies will be invited to participate in the symposium for potential discussions and collaborations. This symposium will feature plenary and invited lectures as well as oral and flash presentations.
About Cost Action NANOUPTAKE
Nanouptake – Overcoming Barriers to Nanofluids Market Uptake (COST Action CA15119) aims to create a Europe-wide network of leading Research, Development and Innovation institutions, and of key industries, to develop and foster the use of nanofluids as advanced heat transfer/thermal storage materials to increase the efficiency of heat exchange and storage systems.
Nanofluids are defined as fluids that contain nanometre-sized particles. Having enhanced thermophysical and heat transfer properties nanofluids improve the efficiency of heat exchange and thermal energy storage systems and they are specifically mentioned in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan and the Materials Roadmap to enable Low-Carbon Technologies as potential elements to improve the efficiency of heat exchange and thermal energy storage systems.
By developing of nanofluids up to higher Technological Readiness Levels (TRL) and overcoming commercial application barriers, Nanouptake will contribute to achieve the European Horizon 2020 Energy and Climate objectives (Societal Challenges 3: Secure, efficient and clean energy; and 6: Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials). In addition, nanofluids fall within one of the Key Enabling Technologies (KET) supported by the European Commission. Details of this COST action can be found on its website (www.nanouptake.eu).
Topics of ESNf2017:
The symposium will concentrate mainly on fundamentals and applications of nanofluids and liquid-based nanocomposites which include following topics:
Nanofluids- heating and cooling
Nanofluids- thermal storage
Nanofluids- boiling and solar energy
Preparation and Properties of nanofluids
Applications of nanofluids
Molten salts based nanosystems
Other areas of nanofluids