Experimental investigations of ice slurry flow based on monoethylene glycol at high ice fractions

Yanuar, Gilang G. Utomo, Fajri A. Rayhan, M. Akbar, Agus S. Pamitran

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Ice slurry has so many advantages as phase-change slurries due to the high latent heat of its particles. Ice slurry is one of a competitive alternative to conventional secondary refrigeration systems that have been successfully employed in many applications. In this research, ice slurry flow with monoethylene glycol (MEG) at high ice fractions was investigated. The experiment was carried out by measuring shear stress and flow rate as variable to calculate power law index. The experiment was performed in 14 mm, 21 mm, and 24 mm circular tubes, respectively. The Initial concentration of 5 wt%, 7 wt%, and 10 wt% of MEG was investigated. Ice fraction was maintained above 30% in a storage tank. Experimental results of the Darcy friction factor were compared to Poiseuille and Blasius model. The ice slurry flows exhibited a shear-thickening flow (n>1) for all initial concentration in the range 1.07 - 1.58. The Greater initial concentration of MEG tends to give smaller friction compared with another ice slurry flow with smaller initial concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01029
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2018
Event3rd International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference "Sustainable Development of Tropical Renewable Energy", i-TREC 2018 - Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 6 Sept 20188 Sept 2018


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