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Proceedings of the 27th National and 5th International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference December 14-17, 2023, IIT Patna, Patna-801106, Bihar, India
December, 14-17, 2023, Bihar, India

Review of Recent Developments in Experimental Investigation of Forced Convective Heat Transfer in Molten Nitrate Salt Systems

Get access (open in a dialog) DOI: 10.1615/IHMTC-2023.1570
pages 969-974


The experimental investigations reviewed in this paper are related to developing understanding of the heat transfer characteristics of molten nitrate salt under forced convection conditions. These experiments cover laminar, transition and turbulent regimes. The review includes experimental studies which have investigated molten salt heat transfer in various class of heat exchangers like tube-in-tube, shell-and-tube, helical tube and printed circuit heat exchangers. Despite significant progress, certain areas warrant further research, like the influence of impurities and degradation products on heat transfer.