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Comparison of the cooling effects of a locally formulated car radiator coolant with water and a commercial coolant

Efeovbokhan, Vincent Enon and Ohiozua, Ohireme Nathaniel (2013) Comparison of the cooling effects of a locally formulated car radiator coolant with water and a commercial coolant. The International Journal Of Engineering And Science, 2 (1). pp. 254-262. ISSN 2319 – 1813, 2319 – 1805

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Abstract

The cooling properties of a locally formulated coolant (sample C) vis-a-vis, its boiling characteristics and specific heat capacity were investigated along side with a common coolant-water (as sample A) and a commercial coolant (sample B). The results of the investigation showed that sample C gave the best performance compared to the other two samples A and B: the boiling points of sample C was 1100C, sample A 1000C, and sample B 1010C. This means that the possibility of a boil-out of sample C from the radiator is little compared to samples A and B. Also, for the same quantity of coolant more heat would be required to raise sample C to its boiling point than for samples A and B. In other word, better cooling would be achieved using sample C. The specific heat capacity for sample C was 4238 Jkg-1K-1, which was also a good compromise against samples Abut better than sample B having 4266 Jkg-1K-1 and 4208Jkg-1K-1 respectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Radiator coolants, Corrosion inhibitors, Overheating, Engines
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2015 10:44
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2015 10:44
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3413

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