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What is commonly used nanofluid coolant for automobile radiator ? And any specific reason for that coolant ?

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  • Cool Name BTW.... :-)
    – Shobin P
    Feb 15, 2016 at 10:27
  • This question is not clear. Are you taking about coolant containing nanotechnology-based particulates?
    – Zaid
    Feb 15, 2016 at 10:27

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Nanofluid coolant is basically part ethylene-glycol heat transfer agent from regular coolant and part water with suspended sub 100 nanometer-sized particles (CuO, for example) which boasts better heat conductivity than regular coolant.

I'm not sure this is the one you are talking about, as I've never seen it used in cars in practice, only read about them in scientific papers where they are tested as potential replacement for conventional coolant. It is sometimes used in computer water cooling systems by computer building enthusiasts, though.

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  • I know there were F1 cars that used liquid sodium as coolant. Nano-particles though, not sure
    – Zaid
    Feb 15, 2016 at 10:39
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    @Zaid Ooh, sounds dangerous. Feb 15, 2016 at 10:43
  • @IhavenoideawhatI'mdoing It's very dangerous. Please keep your hands and your feet within the vehicle at all times. Feb 15, 2016 at 20:30

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