Petkie, Douglas Todd
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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