Advanced Heat Transfer Fluid

Make your buildings Net Carbon Zero with AQUENE, a new class of nanotechnology-based heat transfer fluid engineered to exhibit thermal properties superior to water. Achieve the highest possible thermal properties at the smallest possible concentrations.

Affordable & sustainable cooling opportunities

Stable Over Time

High Zeta Potential with no sedimentation and/or agglomeration over extended periods of time.

High Thermal Conductivity

Higher thermal conductivity compared to the traditional heat transfer medium in closed loops, which is water.

Higher Heat Transfer

Superior convective heat transfer performance in the thermally developing region in circular tubes.

AQUENE Saves Cooling Energy

AQUENE, as a nanofluid, maintains chemical stability, kinetic stability and dispersion stability. When AQUENE displaces water in a closed loop chilled water system, it enhances the heat transfer within the chiller’s evaporator tubes and at the cooling coil tubes of the Air-Handling and Fan Coil Units (AHUs/FCUs). AQUENE increases the heat transfer in the tubes by causing disturbances in the boundary layer due to nanoparticle movements and this delays the process of the formation of the boundary layer. This delayed formation increases the entrance length where no boundary layer exists and therefore more than normal heat transfer happens.

The graphene nanoparticles in AQUENE also potentially cause an early shift of the flow pattern from laminar to turbulent and this again results in enhanced heat transfer. System energy reduction happens mainly when the compressor starts to ramp down (modulate/ closing of guide vane or slide valve etc.) much earlier due to enhanced heat transfer in the evaporator. Due to the faster rate of boiling of the refrigerant in the evaporator shell, compressor energy consumption is much lower. The high thermal conductivity of AQUENE also adds to the superior convective heat transfer performance.

How AQUENE is Made & Applied

AQUENE is prepared by sonicating functionalized graphene with pre-treated water. The synthesis is done to maintain the chemical stability, kinetic stability and dispersion stability of AQUENE. Both covalent and non-covalent methods are used to produce various mixes of AQUENE. The final product can be used directly in cooling and heating systems, replacing water. In other cases, certain slurry-like mixes can be produced and packed for our global partners to prepare the final AQUENE solution based on the formulations provided by us.

International Energy Agency (IEA)’s Future Cooling Report states that by 2050, air conditioning would be second highest energy demand next to the industry sector.

Our built environment needs to drastically reduce its carbon footprint and transition to Net Zero to meet the 2030 and 2050 Paris Agreement targets.

What is Net Carbon Zero Building?

Global building floorspace is projected to double by 2060 and only 3% of investment in new construction is green and efficient, locking in high emissions for decades. The definition for a net zero carbon building is a highly energy efficient building that is fully powered from on-site and/or off-site renewable energy sources and offsets. Buildings achieve zero carbon (or zero carbon ready) performance by eliminating fossil fuel use for heating and cooling, using on-site and/or off-site renewable energy, reducing the use of high global warming potential refrigerants and using low-carbon, reused or recycled materials in construction.

Energy efficiency must remain a top priority for net zero carbon buildings, even with a decarbonized energy supply. And the largest impact in energy efficiency in a building comes from its cooling and heating systems. This is the space where AQUENE brings the most benefit.

Make Your Buildings Net Carbon Zero With AQUENE

We replace water in your cooling system with a nanofluid. AQUENE is an engineered heat transfer fluid that increases heat transfer, and this results in your system consuming and average of 32% less energy (and carbon emissions).

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