• Experimental investigation of erosion due to nanofluids 

      Braut, Marthe; González-Fernández, Luis; Kosinska, Anna Dorota; Grosu, Yaroslav; Kosinski, Pawel Jan; Balakin, Boris (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      The demand for efficient and sustainable energy is continuously increasing. Among the many technologies with great potential within this field are nanofluids. Nevertheless, there is still a considerable lack of information ...
    • Extension of the hard-sphere model for particle-flow simulations 

      Kosinski, Pawel Jan; Balakin, Boris; Kosinska, Anna Dorota (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Discrete element methods require appropriate models for particle-particle collisions. Usually, researchers use soft-sphere types of models where the collision dynamics is solved numerically. This makes the simulation ...
    • Photothermal convection of a magnetic nanofluid in a direct absorption solar collector 

      Balakin, Boris; Stava, Mattias; Kosinska, Anna Dorota (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Nanofluid-based direct absorption of solar heat results in thermal efficiencies superior to conventional solar thermal technology. In addition, convection of nanofluid can be sustained pump-free in the collector. In this ...
    • Photothermal conversion of biodegradable fluids and carbon black nanofluids 

      Kosinska, Anna Dorota; Balakin, Boris; Kosinski, Pawel Jan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      The paper is devoted to the topic of direct absorption solar collectors (DASCs). Various kinds of fluids can be used as heat transfer fluid in DASCs, and the main focus of our paper is on comparing nanofluids (water with ...
    • Theoretical analysis of erosion in elbows due to flows with nano- and micro-size particles 

      Kosinska, Anna Dorota; Balakin, Boris; Kosinski, Pawel Jan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-02-05)
      The present paper focuses on the issue of erosion due to fluid flow laden with nano- and microparticles. We investigated the case of a pipe elbow using theoretical analysis and numerical simulations. For the case when the ...
    • Use of biodegradable colloids and carbon black nanofluids for solar energy applications 

      Kosinska, Anna Dorota; Balakin, Boris; Kosinski, Pawel Jan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      The conversion of solar energy to heat can be performed in direct absorption solar collectors, where the radiation from the sun is absorbed by a fluid. There are various types of fluids that can be used, and recently, ...