Faculty Advisor

Petkie, Douglas Todd

Faculty Advisor

Tuzel, Erkan

Abstract

Nanocomp Technologies’ macro-scale, multi-walled carbon nanotube product, Miralon, shows great potential as a radiant heater. In this project, we investigated the efficiency of thermal emissions from Miralon and compared it to commercial heaters. The infrared emission spectrum was measured and analyzed to determine the spectrum’s dependence on temperature. Certain formulations of Miralon were discovered to be highly efficient and Miralon’s efficiency rose with increasing temperature, particularly above 110°C. We recommended improvements to the experiments which were conducted and future avenues of research, including the design of a highly repeatable heat-flux measurement apparatus.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2018

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

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