Sample records for boiling point temperature

  1. International Boiling Point Project

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    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this project is to discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature, elevation, volume of water, or heating device) has the greatest influence on boiling point. Anyone can participate in this year's project. All you have to do is boil a bit of water, record a bit of information, and send it along to the website to have your results included in the database of results. Then, students can analyze all of the data to reach an answer to the question: What causes a pot of water to boil?

  2. Boiling Time and Temperature

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    Francis Eberle

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students' ideas about the characteristic property of boiling point. The probe is used to find out whether students recognize that the temperature of a boiling liquid stays constant no matter how long heat is applied.

  3. Boil, Boil, Toil and Trouble: The International Boiling Point Project

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    Math Forum

    2001-01-01

    People from all over the world boil water at different elevations and post data to discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature, elevation, volume of water, or heating device) has the greatest influence on boiling point. Anyone can boil water, record information, and send it in for inclusion in the database of results. Students can analyze all the data to answer the question: What causes a pot of water to boil? Participation is invited at any time during the project's three-month span. Developed and managed by the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.

  4. Fast etching of silicon with a smooth surface in high temperature ranges near the boiling point of KOH solution

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    Hiroshi Tanaka; Shuichi Yamashita; Yoshitsugu Abe; Mitsuhiro Shikida; Kazuo Sato

    2004-01-01

    We report the etching characteristics of Si(100) and (110) at high temperature ranges near the boiling point of KOH solutions. The etching rates of Si(100) and (110) at near the boiling point were 5–9 times and 4–20 times higher than those at 80°C in the KOH concentrations of more than 32wt.%, respectively. At 145°C in 50wt.% KOH, we can get

  5. The myth of the boiling point.

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    Chang, Hasok

    2008-01-01

    Around 1800, many reputable scientists reported significant variations in the temperature of pure water boiling under normal atmospheric pressure. The reported variations included a difference of over 1 degree C between boiling in metallic and glass vessels (Gay-Lussac), and "superheating" up to 112 degrees C on extracting dissolved air out of water (De Luc). I have confirmed most of these observations in my own experiments, many of which are described in this paper. Water boils at the "boiling point" only under very particular circumstances. Our common-sense intuition about the fixedness of the boiling point is only sustained by our limited experience. PMID:18853575

  6. When water does not boil at the boiling point.

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    Chang, Hasok

    2007-03-01

    Every schoolchild learns that, under standard pressure, pure water always boils at 100 degrees C. Except that it does not. By the late 18th century, pioneering scientists had already discovered great variations in the boiling temperature of water under fixed pressure. So, why have most of us been taught that the boiling point of water is constant? And, if it is not constant, how can it be used as a 'fixed point' for the calibration of thermometers? History of science has the answers. PMID:17336380

  7. The International Boiling Point Project

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    Between September 13 and December 10, 1999, the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey invites students and adults from all over the world to participate in The International Boiling Point Project. "The purpose of this project is to discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature, elevation, volume of water, or heating device) has the greatest influence on boiling point." Students, entire classes, or anyone else interested in participation must register beforehand via an online form. Data submitted online are posted at the site. The deadline for submitting data to be included in the final database is November 19, 1999. The project is an excellent forum for engaging students in the process of simple experimentation and data collection.

  8. Melting Point, Boiling Point, and Symmetry

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    Robert Abramowitz; Samuel H. Yalkowsky

    1990-01-01

    The relationship between the melting point of a compound and its chemical structure remains poorly understood. The melting point of a compound can be related to certain of its other physical chemical properties. The boiling point of a compound can be determined from additive constitutive properties, but the melting point can be estimated only with the aid of nonadditive constitutive

  9. The boiling point of stratospheric aerosols.

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    Rosen, J. M.

    1971-01-01

    A photoelectric particle counter was used for the measurement of aerosol boiling points. The operational principle involves raising the temperature of the aerosol by vigorously heating a portion of the intake tube. At or above the boiling point, the particles disintegrate rather quickly, and a noticeable effect on the size distribution and concentration is observed. Stratospheric aerosols appear to have the same volatility as a solution of 75% sulfuric acid. Chemical analysis of the aerosols indicates that there are other substances present, but that the sulfate radical is apparently the major constituent.

  10. An Analytical Approach for Relating Boiling Points of Monofunctional Organic Compounds to Intermolecular Forces

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    Struyf, Jef

    2011-01-01

    The boiling point of a monofunctional organic compound is expressed as the sum of two parts: a contribution to the boiling point due to the R group and a contribution due to the functional group. The boiling point in absolute temperature of the corresponding RH hydrocarbon is chosen for the contribution to the boiling point of the R group and is a…

  11. Reorientational dynamics in molecular liquids as revealed by dynamic light scattering: From boiling point to glass transition temperature

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    Schmidtke, B.; Petzold, N.; Kahlau, R.; Rössler, E. A.

    2013-08-01

    We determine the reorientational correlation time ? of a series of molecular liquids by performing depolarized light scattering experiments (double monochromator, Fabry-Perot interferometry, and photon correlation spectroscopy). Correlation times in the range 10-12 s-100 s are compiled, i.e., the full temperature interval between the boiling point and the glass transition temperature Tg is covered. We focus on low-Tg liquids for which the high-temperature limit ? ? 10-12 s is easily accessed by standard spectroscopic equipment (up to 440 K). Regarding the temperature dependence three interpolation formulae of ?(T) with three parameters each are tested: (i) Vogel-Fulcher-Tammann equation, (ii) the approach recently discussed by Mauro et al. [Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106, 19780 (2009)], and (iii) our approach decomposing the activation energy E(T) in a constant high temperature value E? and a "cooperative part" Ecoop(T) depending exponentially on temperature [Schmidtke et al., Phys. Rev. E 86, 041507 (2012)], 10.1103/PhysRevE.86.041507. On the basis of the present data, approaches (i) and (ii) are insufficient as they do not provide the correct crossover to the high-temperature Arrhenius law clearly identified in the experimental data while approach (iii) reproduces the salient features of ?(T). It allows to discuss the temperature dependence of the liquid's dynamics in terms of a Ecoop(T)/E? vs. T/E? plot and suggests that E? controls the energy scale of the glass transition phenomenon.

  12. A Mathematical Model for Simulation of Sofiwood Drying in Temperatures above Boiling Point of Water with Special Attention to the Boundary Conditions

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    Antti Hukka

    1996-01-01

    A mathematical model for simulation of softwood drying also in temperatures exceeding the boiling point of water is presented. The equations are formulated in a conservative form based on the classical volume averaging technique with an addition of a pressure-driven moisture flux in the boundary condition. Numerical results using the control volume method are presented to show that this term

  13. Boiling of the interface between two immiscible liquids below the bulk boiling temperatures of both components.

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    Pimenova, Anastasiya V; Goldobin, Denis S

    2014-11-01

    We consider the problem of boiling of the direct contact of two immiscible liquids. An intense vapour formation at such a direct contact is possible below the bulk boiling points of both components, meaning an effective decrease of the boiling temperature of the system. Although the phenomenon is known in science and widely employed in technology, the direct contact boiling process was thoroughly studied (both experimentally and theoretically) only for the case where one of liquids is becoming heated above its bulk boiling point. On the contrary, we address the case where both liquids remain below their bulk boiling points. In this paper we construct the theoretical description of the boiling process and discuss the actualisation of the case we consider for real systems. PMID:25403831

  14. Boiling of the Interface between Two Immiscible Liquids below the Bulk Boiling Temperatures of Both Components

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    Anastasiya V. Pimenova; Denis S. Goldobin

    2014-10-20

    We consider the problem of boiling of the direct contact of two immiscible liquids. An intense vapour formation at such a direct contact is possible below the bulk boiling points of both components, meaning an effective decrease of the boiling temperature of the system. Although the phenomenon is known in science and widely employed in technology, the direct contact boiling process was thoroughly studied (both experimentally and theoretically) only for the case where one of liquids is becoming heated above its bulk boiling point. On the contrary, we address the case where both liquids remain below their bulk boiling points. In this paper we construct the theoretical description of the boiling process and discuss the actualisation of the case we consider for real systems.

  15. Hadronic matter near the boiling point

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    Rolf Hagedorn

    1968-01-01

    Summary  Hadron collisions above ?10 GeV\\/c primary laboratory momentum show an interesting global aspect (i.e. when averaged over all final channels): they can be described as a superposition of a rather special form of thermodynamics\\u000a and of the kinematics of collective motions in the forward-backward direction. The thermodynamical behaviour is similar to\\u000a that of boiling; the boiling temperatureT\\u000a 0 is not

  16. Boiling points of halogenated organic compounds

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    Ari L. Horvath

    2001-01-01

    The normal boiling points of a number of halogenated organic compounds have been compiled from experimental measurements over three decades. Some of these chemicals have not been reported in the literature. The substances listed are halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbons, halogenated aliphatic ethers, halogenated ring (cyclic) hydrocarbons and other related compounds.

  17. Size-exclusion chromatography for the determination of the boiling point distribution of high-boiling petroleum fractions.

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    Boczkaj, Grzegorz; Przyjazny, Andrzej; Kami?ski, Marian

    2015-03-01

    The paper describes a new procedure for the determination of boiling point distribution of high-boiling petroleum fractions using size-exclusion chromatography with refractive index detection. Thus far, the determination of boiling range distribution by chromatography has been accomplished using simulated distillation with gas chromatography with flame ionization detection. This study revealed that in spite of substantial differences in the separation mechanism and the detection mode, the size-exclusion chromatography technique yields similar results for the determination of boiling point distribution compared with simulated distillation and novel empty column gas chromatography. The developed procedure using size-exclusion chromatography has a substantial applicability, especially for the determination of exact final boiling point values for high-boiling mixtures, for which a standard high-temperature simulated distillation would have to be used. In this case, the precision of final boiling point determination is low due to the high final temperatures of the gas chromatograph oven and an insufficient thermal stability of both the gas chromatography stationary phase and the sample. Additionally, the use of high-performance liquid chromatography detectors more sensitive than refractive index detection allows a lower detection limit for high-molar-mass aromatic compounds, and thus increases the sensitivity of final boiling point determination. PMID:25545251

  18. Thermogravimetric analysis for boiling points and vapour pressure

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    J. W. Goodrum; E. M. Siesel

    1996-01-01

    A TGA instrument has been adapted for rapid measurement of boiling points and vapour pressure at temperatures from ambient up to 400°C and pressures from ambient down to 20 mm Hg. Samples were contained in sealed holders having a laser-drilled aperture. Several organic liquids in the 100 to 300 gMW range showed good agreement with reference vapour pressure data. Sample

  19. From boiling point to glass transition temperature: transport coefficients in molecular liquids follow three-parameter scaling

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    B. Schmidtke; N. Petzold; R. Kahlau; M. Hofmann; E. A. Rossler

    2012-04-27

    The phenomenon of the glass transition is an unresolved problem of condensed matter physics. Its prominent feature, the super-Arrhenius temperature dependence of the transport coefficients remains a challenge to be described over the full temperature range. For a series of molecular glass formers, we combined tau(T) from dielectric spectroscopy and dynamic light scattering covering the range 10_-12 s < tau(T) < 10^2s. Describing the dynamics in terms of an activation energy E(T), we distinguish a high-temperature regime characterized by an Arrhenius law with a constant activation energy E_inf and a low-temperature regime for which E_coop(T):= E(T) - E_inf increases while cooling. A two-parameter scaling is introduced, specifically E_coop(T)/E_inf = f[lambda(T/T_A -1)], where f is an exponential function, lambda a dimensionless parameter, and T_A a reference temperature proportional to E_inf. In order to describe tau(T), in addition, the attempt time tau_inf has to be specified. Thus, a single interaction parameter E_inf extracted from the high-temperature regime together with lambda controls the temperature dependence of low-temperature cooperative dynamics.

  20. Numerical Study of Spatial Surface Temperature and Nucleation Site Density At High Heat Flux Pool Boiling

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    Maruyama, Shigeo

    ] . The results indicate that nucleate boiling curve and critical heat flux point move to the lower superheat Boiling êã--·i"OE`å·H@·j·@"`·³·@·¯Zi·@·³·O·i"OE`å·H·j·@"`·³·@SÛZR·@­Î·v·i"OE`å·H·j Ying He, Masahiro Shoji Boiling, Surface Temperature, Nucleation Site Density INTRODUCTION The macrolayer is widely used

  1. Vapor pressure and boiling point elevation of slash pine black liquors: Predictive models with statistical approach

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    Zaman, A.A.; McNally, T.W.; Fricke, A.L. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)] [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)

    1998-01-01

    Vapor-liquid equilibria and boiling point elevation of slash pine kraft black liquors over a wide range of solid concentrations (up to 85% solids) has been studied. The liquors are from a statistically designed pulping experiment for pulping slash pine in a pilot scale digester with four cooking variables of effective alkali, sulfidity, cooking time, and cooking temperature. It was found that boiling point elevation of black liquors is pressure dependent, and this dependency is more significant at higher solids concentrations. The boiling point elevation data at different solids contents (at a fixed pressure) were correlated to the dissolved solids (S/(1 {minus} S)) in black liquor. Due to the solubility limit of some of the salts in black liquor, a change in the slope of the boiling point elevation as a function of the dissolved solids was observed at a concentration of around 65% solids. An empirical method was developed to describe the boiling point elevation of each liquor as a function of pressure and solids mass fraction. The boiling point elevation of slash pine black liquors was correlated quantitatively to the pulping variables, using different statistical procedures. These predictive models can be applied to determine the boiling point rise (and boiling point) of slash pine black liquors at processing conditions from the knowledge of pulping variables. The results are presented, and their utility is discussed.

  2. Vapor pressure and normal boiling point predictions for pure methyl esters and biodiesel fuels

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    W. Yuan; A. C. Hansen; Q. Zhang

    2005-01-01

    Temperature dependent vapor pressures of the methyl esters of fourteen fatty acids that are commonly present in biodiesel fuels were predicted by the Antoine equation and a group contribution method. The predicted boiling points of these esters up to a pressure of 100mmHg were within ±1.0% of reported data for these two methods. Normal boiling points were determined from both

  3. A review of film boiling at cryogenic temperatures.

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    Hsu, Y. Y.

    1972-01-01

    Film boiling occurs in the quenching of metals, the chilling of biological species, the regenerative cooling of rockets, and the cooling down of a cryogenic fuel tank. Occasionally film boiling is also found in a nuclear reactor or in a cryomagnet. Aspects of film boiling involving an unconstrained liquid mass are considered, giving attention to the evaporation time, the Leidenfrost temperature, solid-liquid contacts, the thermal properties of the solid, effects of coating or scale, wettability, the metastable condition, and the velocity effect on drops. Developments discussed with regard to pool boiling are related to vertical surfaces, film boiling from horizontal surfaces, film boiling from a horizontal cylinder, film boiling from a sphere, and film boiling of helium. Processes of film boiling in a channel are also analyzed.

  4. DENSITIES AND BOILING POINTS OF URANYL NITRATE-NITRIC ACID SOLUTIONS

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    Perkins

    1953-01-01

    The intercycle evaporators in the Chemical Processing Plant are controlled by density-measuring instruments. Because of difficulties in controlling these evaporators in a satisfactory manner, a series of investigations was begun to measure the boiling points at the elevation of the CPP, and densities near boiling temperatures of a number of solutions in the uranyl nitrate-nitric acid-water system. From these data

  5. Estimating the physicochemical properties of polyhalogenated aromatic and aliphatic compounds using UPPER: part 1. Boiling point and melting point.

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    Admire, Brittany; Lian, Bo; Yalkowsky, Samuel H

    2015-01-01

    The UPPER (Unified Physicochemical Property Estimation Relationships) model uses enthalpic and entropic parameters to estimate 20 biologically relevant properties of organic compounds. The model has been validated by Lian and Yalkowsky on a data set of 700 hydrocarbons. The aim of this work is to expand the UPPER model to estimate the boiling and melting points of polyhalogenated compounds. In this work, 19 new group descriptors are defined and used to predict the transition temperatures of an additional 1288 compounds. The boiling points of 808 and the melting points of 742 polyhalogenated compounds are predicted with average absolute errors of 13.56 K and 25.85 K, respectively. PMID:25022475

  6. Optimal boiling temperature for ORC installation

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    Mikielewicz, Jaros?aw; Mikielewicz, Dariusz

    2012-09-01

    In the paper a research on cost-effective optimum design boiling temperature for Organic Rankine Cycle utilizing low-temperature heat sources is presented. The ratio of the heat exchanger area of the boiler to the power output is used as the objective function. Analytical relations for heat transfer area as well power of the cycle are formulated. Evaporation temperature and inlet temperature of the heat source medium as well its mass flow rate are varied in the optimization method. The optimization is carried out for three working fluids, i.e. R 134a, water and ethanol. The objective function (economics profitability, thermodynamic efficiency) leads to different optimal working conditions in terms of evaporating temperature. Maximum power generation in the near-critical conditions of subcritical ORC is the highest. The choice of the working fluid can greatly affect the objective function which is a measure of power plant cost. Ethanol exhibits a minimum objective function but not necessarily the maximum cycle efficiency.

  7. The Boiling Point of the Radium Emanation

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    E. Rutherford

    1909-01-01

    IT was shown by Rutherford and Soddy in 1903 that the radium emanation was condensed from the gases with which it was mixed at a temperature of about -150° C. From observations of the range of temperature of condensation and volatilisation it was concluded that the condensed emanation exerted a sensible vapour pressure. This has been confirmed by later experiments,

  8. Life above the boiling point of water?

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    K. O. Stetter; G. Fiala; R. Huber; G. Huber; A. Segerer

    1986-01-01

    Summary Various extremely thermophilic archaebacteria exhibit optimum growth at above 80°C.Pyrodictium is the most thermophilic of these organisms, growing at temperatures of up to 110°C and exhibiting optimum growth at about 105°C. All of these organisms grow by diverse types of anaerobic and aerobic metabolism.

  9. Characterizing preferential groundwater discharge through boils using temperature

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    Vandenbohede, A.; de Louw, P. G. B.; Doornenbal, P. J.

    2014-03-01

    In The Netherlands, preferential groundwater discharge trough boils is a key process in the salinization of deep polders. Previous work showed that boils also influence the temperature in the subsurface and of surface water. This paper elaborates on this process combining field observations with numerical modeling. As is the case for salinity, a distinct anomaly in the subsurface and surface water temperature can be attributed to boils. Lines of equal temperature are distorted towards the boil, which can be considered as an upconing of the temperature profile by analogy of the upconing of a fresh-saltwater interface. The zone of this distortion is limited to the immediate vicinity of the boil, being about 5 m in the aquitard which holds the boil's conduit, or maximum a few dozens of meters in the underlying aquifer. In the aquitard, heat transport is conduction dominated whereas this is convection dominated in the aquifer. The temperature anomaly differs from the salinity anomaly by the smaller radius of influence and faster time to reach a new steady-state of the former. Boils discharge water with a temperature equal to the mean groundwater temperature. This influences the yearly and diurnal variation of ditch water temperature in the immediate vicinity of the boil importantly but also the temperature in the downstream direction. Temporary nature of the boil (e.g. stability of the conduit, discharge rate), uncertainty on the 3D construction of the conduit and heterogeneity of the subsoil make it unlikely that temperature measurements can be interpreted further than a qualitative level.

  10. Boiling at the boundary of two immiscible liquids below the bulk boiling temperature of each component

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    Pimenova, A. V.; Goldobin, D. S.

    2014-07-01

    The problem of vapor formation in the system of two immiscible liquids is considered at the temperatures that are lower than the bulk boiling temperature of each component and higher than the temperature at which the sum of the saturated vapor pressures of the components is equal to atmospheric pressure. In this situation, boiling occurs at the surface of direct contact between the two components. The kinetics of the vapor layer at the contact boundary is theoretically described, and a solution is obtained for the idealized case where the properties of the two liquids are close to each other. The relation between the solution for the vapor layer kinetics and the integral boiling characteristics of the system is considered, and the problem of cooling the system in the absence of a heat inflow is solved.

  11. Measurement of the absolute Quantum Efficiency of Hamamatsu model R11410-10 photomultiplier tubes at low temperatures down to liquid xenon boiling point

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    Lyashenko, A.; Nguyen, T.; Snyder, A.; Wang, H.; Arisaka, K.

    2014-11-01

    We report on the measurements of the absolute Quantum Efficiency(QE) for Hamamatsu model R11410-10 PMTs specially designed for the use in low background liquid xenon detectors. QE was measured for five PMTs in a spectral range between 154.5 nm to 400 nm at low temperatures down to -110°C. It was shown that during the PMT cooldown from room temperature to -110°C (a typical PMT operation temperature in liquid xenon detectors), the absolute QE increases by a factor of 1.1–1.15 at 175 nm. The QE growth rate with respect to temperature is wavelength dependent peaking at about 165 nm corresponding to the fastest growth of about -0.07%QE/°C and at about 200 nm corresponding to slowest growth of below -0.01%QE/°C. A dedicated setup and methods for PMT Quantum Efficiency measurement at low temperatures are described in details.

  12. Measurement of the absolute Quantum Efficiency of Hamamatsu model R11410-10 photomultiplier tubes at low temperatures down to liquid xenon boiling point

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    Lyashenko, Alexey; Snyder, Adam; Wang, Hanguo; Arisaka, Katsushi

    2014-01-01

    We report on the measurements of the absolute Quantum Efficiency(QE) for Hamamatsu model R11410-10 PMTs specially designed for the use in low background liquid xenon detectors. QE was measured for five PMTs in a spectral range between 154.5 nm to 400 nm at low temperatures down to -110$^0$C. It was shown that during the PMT cooldown from room temperature to -110 $^0$C (a typical PMT operation temperature in liquid xenon detectors), the absolute QE increases by a factor of 1.1 - 1.15 at 175 nm. The QE growth rate with respect to temperature is wavelength dependent peaking at about 165 nm corresponding to the fastest growth of about -0.07 %QE/$^{0}C$ and at about 200 nm corresponding to slowest growth of below -0.01 %QE/$^{0}C$. A dedicated setup and methods for PMT Quantum Efficiency measurement at low temperatures are described in details.

  13. Rapid measurements of boiling point and vapor pressure of short-chain triglycerides by thermogravimetric analysis

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    J. W. Goodrum

    1997-01-01

    Temperature dependence of vapor pressure and the boiling points for tricaproin (Tcap) and tricaprylin (Tcpy) were measured\\u000a by a new rapid thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) method. Results were in agreement with data from other references. The Clausius\\/Clapeyron\\u000a model fitted Tcap and Tcpy vapor pressure data with errors of 6% or less for pressures ranging from ambient down to 20 mmHg.\\u000a This

  14. Development of split–splitless PTV large-volume injection for analytes covering a wide boiling point range

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    Zoltán Szekeres; Gábor Volk; Zsuzsanna Eke

    2009-01-01

    A programmed-temperature vaporiser (PTV)–large-volume injection (LVI) method with a two-stage evaporation process was developed capable of effectively introducing analytes covering a wide boiling-point range (from that of n-nonane to that of n-tetracontane). The method uses speed-controlled sample introduction (50 µL) and a simple PTV setup with Peltier Cooling. Besides, an important cause of discrimination of high-boiling compounds in LVI was

  15. Uniform Mems Chip Temperatures in the Nucleate Boiling Heat Transfer Region by Selecting Suitable, Medium Boiling Number Range

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    J. L. Xu; Y. H. Gan

    2007-01-01

    The not only lower but also uniform MEMS chip temperatures can be reached by selecting suitable boiling number range that ensures the nucleate boiling heat transfer. In this article, boiling heat transfer experiments in 10 silicon triangular microchannels with the hydraulic diameter of 155.4 ?m were performed using acetone as the working fluid, having the inlet liquid temperatures of 24–40°C,

  16. Boils

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    ... the boil is very bad or comes back. Antibacterial soaps and creams cannot help much once a ... following may help prevent the spread of infection: Antibacterial soaps Antiseptic (germ-killing) washes Keeping clean (such ...

  17. The Gibbs Energy Basis and Construction of Boiling Point Diagrams in Binary Systems

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    Smith, Norman O.

    2004-01-01

    An illustration of how excess Gibbs energies of the components in binary systems can be used to construct boiling point diagrams is given. The underlying causes of the various types of behavior of the systems in terms of intermolecular forces and the method of calculating the coexisting liquid and vapor compositions in boiling point diagrams with…

  18. Teaching Structure-Property Relationships: Investigating Molecular Structure and Boiling Point

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    Murphy, Peter M.

    2007-01-01

    A concise, well-organized table of the boiling points of 392 organic compounds has facilitated inquiry-based instruction in multiple scientific principles. Many individual or group learning activities can be derived from the tabulated data of molecular structure and boiling point based on the instructor's education objectives and the students'…

  19. Normal Boiling Points for Organic Compounds: Correlation and Prediction by a Quantitative Structure-Property Relationship

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    Alan R. Katritzky; Victor S. Lobanov; Mati Karelson

    1998-01-01

    We recently reported a successful correlation of the normal boiling points of 298 organic compounds containing O, N, Cl, and Br with two molecular descriptors.1 In the present study the applicability of these two descriptors for the prediction of boiling points for various other classes of organic compounds was investigated further by employing a diverse data set of 612 organic

  20. Volatility and boiling points of biodiesel from vegetable oils and tallow

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    J. W. Goodrum

    2002-01-01

    Quality control of fuel-related properties of Biodiesel, such as volatility, is needed to obtain consistent engine performance by fuel users. The vapor pressures and boiling points of selected methyl esters and vegetable oils are proposed as quality control metrics for Biodiesel. This type of data was obtained by a rapid new method using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). One atmosphere boiling points

  1. Extraction of Cuminum cyminum essential oil by combination technology of organic solvent with low boiling point and steam distillation

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    X.-M. Li; S.-L. Tian; Z.-C. Pang; J.-Y. Shi; Z.-S. Feng; Y.-M. Zhang

    2009-01-01

    Extraction of essential oil from Cuminum cyminum seeds using a combination of organic solvent with low boiling point and steam distillation was explored. The effect of different parameters, such as particle size (40, 60, 80mesh), temperature (°C) 10, 15, 20 and extraction time (3, 5, 8h), on the extraction yield was investigated using three-level orthogonal array design. The experimental results

  2. Liquid-solid contact measurements using a surface thermocouple temperature probe in atmospheric pool boiling water

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    L. Y. W. Lee; J. C. Chen; R. A. Nelson

    1984-01-01

    Objective was to apply the technique of using a microthermocouple flush-mounted at the boiling surface for the measurement of the local-surface-temperature history in film and transition boiling on high temperature surfaces. From this measurement direct liquid-solid contact in film and transition boiling regimes was observed. In pool boiling of saturated, distilled, deionized water on an aluminum-coated copper surface, the time-averaged,

  3. Heat transfer enhancement in turbulent thermal convection close to the boiling point: Numerical simulations

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    Lakkaraju, R.; Stevens, R. J. A. M.; Oresta, P.; Toschi, F.; Sun, C.; Verzicco, R.; Prosperetti, A.; Lohse, D.

    2012-11-01

    We perform numerical simulation of turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection close to the boiling point of water, i.e., at 100° C and ambient pressure, in a cylinder of aspect ratio 1 for the Rayleigh number range 2 ×106 <= Ra <= 5 ×109 , modeling the vapor bubbles as two-way coupled point particles. We quantified the heat transfer enhancement as function of the number of bubbles, the degree of superheating (i.e., temperature excess of the plate as compared to the temperature of the bubble) and Ra . Heat transport is enhanced up to 6 times for low Ra and by to 2 times for high Ra through the presence of bubbles. Our results are consistent with the recent experimental findings of Zhong et al. (Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 124501, 2009), if one considers that the vapor bubble nucleation rate increases with the super heating.

  4. The accommodation coefficient of the liquid at temperatures below the boiling

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    Bulba, Elena E.

    2015-01-01

    Are carried out experimental investigation of the laws of vaporization at temperatures below the boiling point. Is determined the mass rate of evaporation of distilled water in large intervals of time at different temperatures in order to sound conclusions about the stationarity of the process of evaporation of the liquid in the conditions of the experiments performed, and also studied the effect of temperature on the rate of evaporation. Accommodation coefficient is defined in the mathematical expression of the law of Hertz-Knudsen for standart substance used in the experiments.

  5. Boiling water with ice: Effect of pressure on the boiling point of water

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    This guided inquiry activity, in which ice is used to boil water in a Florence flask, works well in the introductory class to a chemistry or physical science course. The students will learn the difference between observation and inference and apply this understanding to various other situations in which observations and inferences must be made. The students will also use outside sources to try to explain why the activity worked.

  6. Temperature distributions, boiling and dry-out behind local blockages

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    Huber, F.; Peppler, F. W.

    The temperature distribution in the region of impaired cooling of an LMFBR with local blocking in a fuel subassembly was studied in water and sodium experiments in pin bundles of various sizes. Fuel elements with a 49% central and a 21% corner blockage were simulated. Pin cooling in the wake of the blockage was investigated in single-phase conditions, in boiling conditions up to dryout and in conditions simulating gas release from failed pins. The studies demonstrate that the consequences of a local blockage do not lead to rapid propagation of damage within a pin bundle, and provide data for validation of theoretical models.

  7. Characterization of the TIP4P-Ew water model: vapor pressure and boiling point.

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    Horn, Hans W; Swope, William C; Pitera, Jed W

    2005-11-15

    The liquid-vapor-phase equilibrium properties of the previously developed TIP4P-Ew water model have been studied using thermodynamic integration free-energy simulation techniques in the temperature range of 274-400 K. We stress that free-energy results from simulations need to be corrected in order to be compared to the experiment. This is due to the fact that the thermodynamic end states accessible through simulations correspond to fictitious substances (classical rigid liquids and classical rigid ideal gases) while experiments operate on real substances (liquids and real gases, with quantum effects). After applying analytical corrections the vapor pressure curve obtained from simulated free-energy changes is in excellent agreement with the experimental vapor pressure curve. The boiling point of TIP4P-Ew water under ambient pressure is found to be at 370.3+/-1.9 K, about 7 K higher than the boiling point of TIP4P water (363.7+/-5.1 K; from simulations that employ finite range treatment of electrostatic and Lennard-Jones interactions). This is in contrast to the approximately +15 K by which the temperature of the density maximum and the melting temperature of TIP4P-Ew are shifted relative to TIP4P, indicating that the temperature range over which the liquid phase of TIP4P-Ew is stable is narrower than that of TIP4P and resembles more that of real water. The quality of the vapor pressure results highlights the success of TIP4P-Ew in describing the energetic and entropic aspects of intermolecular interactions in liquid water. PMID:16321097

  8. Rapid measurement of boiling points and vapor pressure of binary mixtures of short-chain triglycerides by TGA method

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    J. W Goodrum; D. P Geller; S. A Lee

    1998-01-01

    Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), has been used to rapidly obtain data on the temperature dependence of vapor pressure (760, down to 20mmHg) and the boiling points for simple binary mixtures of tributyrin (C4:0), tricaproin (C6:0) and\\/or tricaprylin (C8:0). Vapor-pressure measurements were taken for binary mixtures of the aforementioned compounds as a function of mole fraction. Additional measurements of methyl esters of

  9. What Is the Boiling Point and Heat of Vaporization of Sulfuric Acid?

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    Myers, R. Thomas

    1983-01-01

    Discusses the values presented in various handbooks for the boiling point and heat of vaporization of sulfuric acid, noting discrepencies. Analyzes various approaches to data presentation, discussing the data on sulfuric acid in light of the Trouton constant. Points out the need for a more critical use of tables. (JM)

  10. Low-boiling-point solvent additives can also enable morphological control in polymer solar cells

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    Mahadevapuram, Rakesh C. [Ames Laboratory; Carr, John A. [Ames Laboratory; Chen, Yuqing [Ames Laboratory; Bose, Sayantan [Ames Laboratory; Nalwa, Kanwar S. [Ames Laboratory; Petrich, Jacob W. [Ames Laboratory; Chaudhary, Sumit [Ames Laboratory

    2013-11-02

    Processing organic photovoltaic (OPV) blend solutions with high-boiling-point solvent additives has recently been used for morphological control in bulk-heterojunction OPV cells. Here we show that even low-boiling-point solvents can be effective additives. When P3HT:PCBM OPV cells were processed with a low-boiling-point solvent tetrahydrafuran as an additive in parent solvent o-dichlorobenzene, charge extraction increased leading to fill factors as high as 69.5%, without low work-function cathodes, electrode buffer layers or thermal treatment. This was attributed to PCBM demixing from P3HT domains and better vertical phase separation, as indicated by photoluminescence lifetimes, hole mobilities, and shunt leakage currents. Dependence on solvent parameters and applicability beyond P3HT system was also investigated. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Experimental investigation of micro-scale temperature transients in sub-cooled flow boiling on a horizontal heater

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    Banerjee, Debjyoti

    Experimental investigation of micro-scale temperature transients in sub-cooled flow boiling: Flow boiling Thin film thermocouple Microfabrication Nanofabrication Fast Fourier transform a b s t r fluxes are associated with flow boiling than pool boiling under similar conditions of wall superheat

  12. Evaluation on environment-friendly refrigerants with similar normal boiling points in ejector refrigeration system

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    Wang, F.; Shen, S. Q.; Li, D. Y.

    2014-12-01

    Based on the "hypothetical throat area" theory and the "constant-pressure mixing" theory, a thermodynamic model for ejector was set up by introducing the real properties of refrigerants. Refrigerants which have similar normal boiling points with each other may act as replacement to each other in substitute progress. In this paper, eight environment-friendly refrigerants were divided into 4 pairs for study according to their normal boiling point. In each refrigerant pair, the entrainment ratios of ejector, system COP, pump power et al. of refrigerants were compared and analyzed. Lastly, the performances of the transcritical and subcritical ejector refrigeration cycles with propylene were calculated and compared.

  13. Dependences between the boiling point of binary aqueous-organic mixtures and their composition

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    Preobrazhenskii, M. P.; Rudakov, O. B.

    2015-01-01

    The optimum three-parametric regression basis set that reflects the properties of permutation symmetry and takes into account the specificity of isobars of aqueous-organic mixtures is constructed. The optimum algorithm for the calculation of the regression parameters of the boiling point isobars is proposed. The parameters are calculated for a series of systems. The accuracy of the method proposed for the regression description of the dependence of the boiling point of binary aqueous-organic mixtures on the composition is determined by empirical inaccuracies and is sufficient for the most part of practical applications. Methods for increasing the accuracy of the regression description of equilibrium homogeneous systems are formulated.

  14. Experimental & Numerical Investigation of Pool Boiling on Engineered Surfaces with Integrated Thin-flim Temperature Sensors 

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    Sathyamurthi, Vijaykumar

    2011-02-22

    The objective of this investigation is to measure and analyze surface temperature fluctuations in pool boiling. The surface temperature fluctuations were recorded on silicon surfaces with and without multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT). Novel Thin...

  15. Emplacement temperatures of boiling-over pyroclastic density currents from Tungurahua and Cotopaxi volcanoes, Ecuador

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    Rader, E. L.; Geist, D.; Geissman, J. W.; Harpp, K. S.; Dufek, J.

    2011-12-01

    Pyroclastic density currents (PDC) can be sourced by collapsing columns, dome collapse, and boiling-over fountains. Although there are innumerable studies of the deposits produced by the first 2 mechanisms, pyroclastic deposits from boiling-over have not been well characterized. We are studying several pyroclastic flow deposits from two boiling over eruptions in Ecuador, Tungurahua, 2006 and Cotopaxi, 1877. These eruptions produced abundant cauliflower-textured, large (up to 1 m in diameter), fragile scoria clasts. Some evidence points to relatively low temperatures during transport. For example, some flows at Cotopaxi are unusually long and sinuous and probably influenced by melt water from the glacier that caps the cone. Additionally, un-charred vegetation and eyewitness reports of un-melted plastic in the path of pyroclastic flows at Tungurahua also support cool emplacement temperatures. On the other hand, some scoria clasts were ductile when deposited as evidenced by draped clasts. We cut 5 to 9 cm transects from rim to core of 36 lithic and juvenile samples, which were then thermally demagnetized and measured. Lithic samples from Tungurahua indicate only one flow was fully remagnetized above ~580°C, while another flow was only partially remagnetized below 210°C. All other lithics from both volcanoes were never heated to above 90°C. Juvenile clasts from Cotopaxi indicate three types of flows: currents that begin hot (above 580°C) but cool quickly (juveniles emplaced hot, but lithics emplaced cold); currents that deposit at ~330°C (two components of magnetization that intersect at 330°C in the juvenile clasts), and cold currents such as lahars. The majority of currents from Tungurahua are of the 2nd type, having emplacement temperatures of ~380°C-280°C, with the deformable juvenile clasts being hotter than the rest of the flow. Despite the intact nature of the fragile bombs, emplacement temperatures indicate that the majority of flow deposits at Tungurahua and Cotopaxi were emplaced at temperatures between 210°C and 380°C. The presence of abundant scoria bombs in other PDC deposits are likely indicative of flow and deposition at relatively low temperatures in currents produced by a boiling-over mechanism.

  16. Explaining Melting and Evaporation below Boiling Point. Can Software Help with Particle Ideas?

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    Papageorgiou, George; Johnson, Philip; Fotiades, Fotis

    2008-01-01

    This paper reports the findings of a study exploring the use of a software package to help pupils understand particulate explanations for melting and evaporation below boiling point. Two matched classes in a primary school in Greece (ages 11-12, n = 16 and 19) were involved in a short intervention of six one hour lessons. Covering the same…

  17. A new search algorithm for QSPR\\/QSAR theories: Normal boiling points of some organic molecules

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    Pablo R. Duchowicz; Eduardo A. Castro; Francisco M. Fernández; Maykel P. Gonzalez

    2005-01-01

    We test a new algorithm for the search of an optimal subset of molecular descriptors from a large set of them. As a practical realistic application we predict the normal boiling points of 200 organic molecules by means of molecular descriptors selected from a set of more than thousand of rigid molecular descriptors produced by the DRAGON 5 evaluation software,

  18. Modeling of acyclic carbonyl compounds normal boiling points by correlation weighting of nearest neighboring codes

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    A. A. Toropov; A. P. Toropova

    2002-01-01

    The nearest neighboring code (NNC) is a local graph invariant. The NNC of a given vertex of the labeled hydrogen filled graph (LHFG) is a function of atom composition of the vertex neighbors. By optimization the correlation weights of different atoms and different values of the NNCs, one-variable models of the normal boiling points of carbonyl compounds have been obtained.

  19. 2007-No54-BoilingPoint Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    2007-No54-BoilingPoint Theme Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel Energy of fossil-fuel energy systems. These scenarios are analysed for various environmental and health impacts from fossil fuels and other energy sources reported by IEA []. In all of these countries except Kenya

  20. Effects of Micro/Nano-Scale Surface Characteristics on the Leidenfrost Point Temperature of Water

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    Hu, Lin-Wen

    In recent film boiling heat transfer studies with nanofluids, it was reported that deposition of nanoparticles on a surface significantly increases the nominal minimum heat flux (MHF) or Leidenfrost Point (LFP) temperature, ...

  1. Students' Understanding of Boiling Points and Intermolecular Forces

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    Schmidt, Hans-Jurgen; Kaufmann, Birgit; Treagust, David F.

    2009-01-01

    In introductory chemistry courses students are presented with the model that matter is composed of particles, and that weak forces of attraction exist between them. This model is used to interpret phenomena such as solubility and melting points, and aids in understanding the changes in states of matter as opposed to chemical reactions. We…

  2. Dynamic analysis of multiple nuclear-coupled boiling channels based on a multi-point reactor model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jin Der Lee; Chin Pan

    2005-01-01

    This work investigates the non-linear dynamics and stabilities of a multiple nuclear-coupled boiling channel system based on a multi-point reactor model using the Galerkin nodal approximation method. The nodal approximation method for the multiple boiling channels developed by Lee and Pan [Lee, J.D., Pan, C., 1999. Dynamics of multiple parallel boiling channel systems with forced flows. Nucl. Eng. Des. 192,

  3. Non-linear dynamical analyses of transient surface temperature fluctuations during subcooled pool boiling on a horizontal disk

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    Banerjee, Debjyoti

    point Mutual information Chaos a b s t r a c t The class of dynamics in pool boiling on a large boiling on a horizontal disk Vijaykumar Sathyamurthi, Debjyoti Banerjee * Department of Mechanical 2009 Keywords: Boiling Thin film thermocouples Correlation dimension Critical heat flux Leidenfrost

  4. Vapour pressure of isotopic liquids. I. — A, N 2 , O 2 below boiling-point

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. Boato; G. Scoles; M. E. Vallauri

    1959-01-01

    Summary  A static equilibration method was used to measure the single stage separation factor ? of isotopic pairs in the vapour liquid\\u000a equilibrium of A, N2 and O2 below boiling-point. Since the corresponding isotopic mixtures are supposed to be ideal, the vapour pressure ratio of the\\u000a studied isotopic liquids is identical to ?. Due to the sensitivity and the precision of

  5. Use of high-boiling point organic solvents for pulping oil palm empty fruit bunches

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alejandro Rodríguez; Luis Serrano; Ana Moral; Antonio Pérez; Luis Jiménez

    2008-01-01

    Oil palm empty fruit bunches were used as an alternative raw material to obtain cellulosic pulp. Pulping was done by using high-boiling point organic solvents of decreased polluting power relative to classical (Kraft, sulphite) solvents but affording operation at similar pressure levels.The holocellulose, ?-cellulose and lignin contents of oil palm empty fruit bunches (viz. 66.97%, 47.91% and 24.45%, respectively) are

  6. Preparation and properties of low boiling point of alcohol and acetone-based magnetic fluid

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Fujita; T. Miyazaki; H. Nishiyama; B. Jeyadevan

    1999-01-01

    Ultra-fine magnetic particles are difficult to be dispersed in low boiling point solvents such as alcohol (C1–C4) and acetone. In this paper, we report the preparation methods of several alcohol and acetone-based magnetic fluids. The stability of magnetic fluid depended on the HLB (hydrophile–lipophile balance) of the solvent and alkyl chain lengths of organic layers. The fluid was most stable

  7. Experimental study of flash boiling spray vaporization through quantitative vapor concentration and liquid temperature measurements

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    Zhang, Gaoming; Hung, David L. S.; Xu, Min

    2014-08-01

    Flash boiling sprays of liquid injection under superheated conditions provide the novel solutions of fast vaporization and better air-fuel mixture formation for internal combustion engines. However, the physical mechanisms of flash boiling spray vaporization are more complicated than the droplet surface vaporization due to the unique bubble generation and boiling process inside a superheated bulk liquid, which are not well understood. In this study, the vaporization of flash boiling sprays was investigated experimentally through the quantitative measurements of vapor concentration and liquid temperature. Specifically, the laser-induced exciplex fluorescence technique was applied to distinguish the liquid and vapor distributions. Quantitative vapor concentration was obtained by correlating the intensity of vapor-phase fluorescence with vapor concentration through systematic corrections and calibrations. The intensities of two wavelengths were captured simultaneously from the liquid-phase fluorescence spectra, and their intensity ratios were correlated with liquid temperature. The results show that both liquid and vapor phase of multi-hole sprays collapse toward the centerline of the spray with different mass distributions under the flash boiling conditions. Large amount of vapor aggregates along the centerline of the spray to form a "gas jet" structure, whereas the liquid distributes more uniformly with large vortexes formed in the vicinity of the spray tip. The vaporization process under the flash boiling condition is greatly enhanced due to the intense bubble generation and burst. The liquid temperature measurements show strong temperature variations inside the flash boiling sprays with hot zones present in the "gas jet" structure and vortex region. In addition, high vapor concentration and closed vortex motion seem to have inhibited the heat and mass transfer in these regions. In summary, the vapor concentration and liquid temperature provide detailed information concerning the heat and mass transfer inside flash boiling sprays, which is important for the understanding of its unique vaporization process.

  8. Numerical simulation of flow boiling for organic fluid with high saturation temperature in vertical porous coated tube

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dong Yang; Jie Pan; Yanhua Wu; Tingkuan Chen; Chenn Q. Zhou

    2011-01-01

    A semi-analytical model is developed for the prediction of flow boiling heat transfer inside vertical porous coated tubes. The model assumes that the forced convection and nucleate boiling coexist together in the annular flow regime. Conservations of mass, momentum, and energy are used to solve for the liquid film thickness and temperature. The heat flux due to nucleate boiling consists

  9. Determination of the cross-sectional temperature distribution and boiling limitation of a heat pipe

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    Peterson, G. P.

    1987-01-01

    A computer model is developed and verified which is capable of determining the cross-sectional temperature distribution within a heat pipe with an attached radiator fin; such heat pipes would be plugged into contact heat exchangers designed to carry heat from a space station habitation module to the radiator elements through a centralized fluid loop. The model can furnish information for determining the susceptibility of the monogroove heat pipe to boiling, as well as the location and magnitude of that boiling.

  10. Boiling Point

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jansen, Michael C.

    2002-01-01

    The author recounts his experiences he helped to investigate the accident which destroyed the Space Shuttle Challenger. The focus was on how he used novel approaches to investigate heat transfer in the shuttle's hydrogen tank, after an expert he sought for advice proved unhelpful.

  11. 4-50 A vertical piston-cylinder device is filled with water and covered with a 20-kg piston that serves as the lid. The boiling temperature of water is to be determined.

    E-print Network

    Bahrami, Majid

    that serves as the lid. The boiling temperature of water is to be determined. Analysis The pressure/m1000 kPa1 m0.01 )m/skg)(9.81(20 kPa)(100 22 2 atm ¸ ¸ ¹ · ¨ ¨ © § A mg PP The boiling temperature. Thus, T v 2 1 /kgm0.1667 3 2 gvv The temperature at this point is the temperature that corresponds

  12. Net vapor generation point in boiling flow of trichlorotrifluoroethane at high pressures

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    Dougall, R. S.; Lippert, T. E.

    1973-01-01

    The conditions at which the void in subcooled boiling starts to undergo a rapid increase were studied experimentally. The experiments were performed in a 12.7 x 9.5 mm rectangular channel. Heating was from a 3.2 mm wide strip embedded in one wall. The pressure ranged from 9.45 to 20.7 bar, mass velocity from 600 to 7000 kg/sq m sec, and subcooling from 16 to 67 C. Photographs were used to determine when detached bubbles first appeared in the bulk flow. Measurements of bubble layer thickness along the wall were also made. Results showed that the point of net vapor generation is close to the occurrence of fully-developed boiling.

  13. Temperature noise analysis and sodium boiling detection in the fuel failure mockup

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. H. Jr. Sides; D. N. Fry; W. H. Leavell; M. V. Mathis; R. F. Saxe

    1976-01-01

    Sodium temperature noise was measured at the exit of simulated, fast-reactor fuel subassemblies in the Fuel Failure Mockup (FFM) to determine the feasibility of using temperature noise monitors to detect flow blockages in fast reactors. Also, acoustic noise was measured to determine whether sodium boiling in the FFM could be detected acoustically and whether noncondensable gas entrained in the sodium

  14. Boiling Lake of Dominica, West Indies: High-temperature volcanic crater lake dynamics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. Fournier; F. Witham; M. Moreau-Fournier; L. Bardou

    2009-01-01

    The Boiling Lake of Dominica has exhibited stable high-temperature behavior for at least 150 a. This stability is punctuated by occasional crises involving rapid filling and draining of the lake and changes in water temperature. The most recent such crisis occurred in December 2004 to April 2005. Using the results of previous theoretical and experimental work on analogue models, we

  15. Fundamental study of FC72 pool boiling surface temperature fluctuations and bubble behavior

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alison R. Griffin

    2008-01-01

    A heater designed to monitor surface temperature fluctuations during pool boiling experiments while the bubbles were simultaneously being observed has been fabricated and tested. The heat source was a transparent indium tin oxide (ITO) layer commercially deposited on a fused quartz substrate. Four copper-nickel thin film thermocouples (TFTCs) on the heater surface measured the surface temperature, while a thin layer

  16. Phys1101, Spring 2010 Temperature Scales

    E-print Network

    Boyd, Sylke

    points 0 C water freezes 100 C water boils 0 F salt solution freezes 96 F body temperature 0 K lowest, BE Absolute zero Lowest freezing point of salt solution Freezing point of water Room temperature Boiling point

  17. Boiling Lake of Dominica, West Indies: High-temperature volcanic crater lake dynamics

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    Fournier, N.; Witham, F.; Moreau-Fournier, M.; Bardou, L.

    2009-02-01

    The Boiling Lake of Dominica has exhibited stable high-temperature behavior for at least 150 a. This stability is punctuated by occasional crises involving rapid filling and draining of the lake and changes in water temperature. The most recent such crisis occurred in December 2004 to April 2005. Using the results of previous theoretical and experimental work on analogue models, we present a combined thermal, hydrological, and fluid mechanical model of the Boiling Lake. This reveals that the lake appears to be suspended above the local water table by a constant supply of rising steam bubbles sourced from the boiling of groundwater near an igneous intrusion. The bubbles condense in the Boiling Lake, maintaining the temperature at ˜90°C. The geometry of the lake-conduit system provides a mechanism for instability, with a denser liquid lake overlying a bubbly fractured permeable conduit. Following a sufficiently large perturbation, the whole lake rapidly drains until the surface is at the local water table level. The persistent gas supply then reinitiates filling. We propose that local seismic activity may have caused shock nucleation of bubbles within the conduit and triggered the instability of the Boiling Lake.

  18. Pool boiling

    SciTech Connect

    Lallemand, M. [Lab. d`Energetique et d`Automatique, Villeurbanne (France). Centre de Thermique

    1993-10-01

    Heat transfer between a wall and a stagnant boiling liquid is reviewed in this paper. The effect of different parameters on the boiling curve is pointed out on the basis of experimental data from the literature. Augmentation of heat transfer by enhanced surfaces is described briefly. The available correlations for prediction of heat transfer coefficients are given for the entire boiling curve, i.e., nucleate, transitional, and film boiling, and critical points. These correlations are useful for the design and operation of various heat-exchange systems.

  19. Non-linear dynamical analyses of transient surface temperature fluctuations during subcooled pool boiling on a horizontal disk

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vijaykumar Sathyamurthi; Debjyoti Banerjee

    2009-01-01

    The class of dynamics in pool boiling on a large-size heater is assessed under subcooled pool boiling conditions. Transient surface temperature measurements are obtained using surface micro-machined K-type thin film thermocouples (TFT) in 10°C subcooled pool boiling experiments on a 62.23mm diameter silicon wafer using PF-5060 as the test liquid. Surface temperature data is obtained at each steady state condition

  20. Calculation of phase equilibria for the low-boiling-point compound + solvent binary systems by group-contribution equation of state

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Masashi Haruki; Yusuke Shimoyama; Yoshio Iwai; Yasuhiko Arai

    2003-01-01

    Group parameters of low-boiling-point compounds (gaseous compounds) for a group-contribution equation of state based on a hole theory previously proposed are newly determined to predict the phase equilibria for gaseous compound+solvent systems at high temperatures and pressures. The gaseous compounds studied in this work are ethane, propane, butane, carbon dioxide and ammonia. The solvents are hydrocarbons, alcohols and water. The

  1. Pool boiling

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lallemand

    1993-01-01

    Heat transfer between a wall and a stagnant boiling liquid is reviewed in this paper. The effect of different parameters on the boiling curve is pointed out on the basis of experimental data from the literature. Augmentation of heat transfer by enhanced surfaces is described briefly. The available correlations for prediction of heat transfer coefficients are given for the entire

  2. Experimental investigation of micro-scale temperature transients in sub-cooled flow boiling on a horizontal heater

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Sunder; D. Banerjee

    2009-01-01

    Surface temperature fluctuations that occur locally underneath departing bubbles in pool boiling are shown to result in local heat transfer coefficients ranging from 1 to 10kW\\/cm2. These estimates were reported in the literature involved both numerical and experimental approaches. Significantly higher heat fluxes are associated with flow boiling than pool boiling under similar conditions of wall superheat and liquid subcooling

  3. Circumferential temperature distribution during nucleate pool boiling outside smooth and modified horizontal tubes

    SciTech Connect

    Dominiczak, Przemyslaw R.; Cieslinski, Janusz T. [Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-952 Gdansk (Poland)

    2008-10-15

    In the work an approach to avoid a circumferential temperature distribution existing during nucleate pool boiling on a horizontal cylinder within low heat flux densities is presented. The idea of the approach is local heat transfer enhancement by a porous layer application on a part of the heating surface. An experiment on nucleate pool boiling heat transfer from horizontal cylinders to saturated R141b and water under atmospheric pressure is reported. Experiments have been conducted using stainless steel tubes with the outside diameter between 8 mm and 23 mm with the active length of 250 mm. The outside surface of the tubes was smooth or partially coated with a porous metallic layer. In particular, measurements of inside circumferential temperature distribution have been performed. (author)

  4. A new method for the estimation of the normal boiling point of non-electrolyte organic compounds

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wilfried Cordes; Jürgen Rarey

    2002-01-01

    A group contribution method for the estimation of the normal boiling point of non-electrolyte organic compounds was developed using experimental data for approximately 2500 components stored in the Dortmund Data Bank (DDB). Predictions are based exclusively on the molecular structure of the compound. The results of the new method are compared to currently-used methods and are shown to be far

  5. The use of the probability distribution function to analyze surface temperature fluctuations in pool boiling 

    E-print Network

    Tu, Chau Qui

    1976-01-01

    . DEDICATION. AC (QU OWL EDGI"IENT S. TABLE OF CONTENTS. L1ST OF TABLES. LIST OF F IGUR ES. vi vii 1x CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION. CHAPTER II MECHANISMS OF NUCLEATE POOL BOILING. . . . . Bubble agitation model. Vapor-liquid exchange model. 3. M... surface submerged in a pool of water at atmospheric pressure [ 1]. Bubble agitation model [3J. Vapor-liquid exchange model [6). . . . . . . . . . Snyder's mass-transfer model [9]. . . . . . . . . 13 Surface temperature and surface heat flux versus...

  6. The use of the probability distribution function to analyze surface temperature fluctuations in pool boiling

    E-print Network

    Tu, Chau Qui

    1976-01-01

    . DEDICATION. AC (QU OWL EDGI"IENT S. TABLE OF CONTENTS. L1ST OF TABLES. LIST OF F IGUR ES. vi vii 1x CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION. CHAPTER II MECHANISMS OF NUCLEATE POOL BOILING. . . . . Bubble agitation model. Vapor-liquid exchange model. 3. M... surface submerged in a pool of water at atmospheric pressure [ 1]. Bubble agitation model [3J. Vapor-liquid exchange model [6). . . . . . . . . . Snyder's mass-transfer model [9]. . . . . . . . . 13 Surface temperature and surface heat flux versus...

  7. Quantitative structure-property relationship study of normal boiling points for halogen-\\/ oxygen-\\/ sulfur-containing organic compounds using the CODESSA program

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    Ovidiu Ivanciuc; Teodora Ivanciuc; Alexandru T. Balaban

    1998-01-01

    QSPR (Quantitative Structure-Property Relationship) models for the estimation of boiling points of organic compounds containing halogens, oxygen, or sulfur without hydrogen bonding were established with the CODESSA (Comprehensive Descriptors for Structural and Statistical Analysis) program developed by Katritzky and coworkers. The boiling points of 185 compounds containing oxygen or sulfur can be accurately computed with a MLR (Multi-Linear Regression) equation

  8. Experimental pool boiling investigation of FC-72 on silicon with artificial cavities, integrated temperature micro-sensors and heater 

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    Hutter, Christian

    2010-01-01

    Today nucleate boiling is widely used in numerous industrial applications such as cooling processes because of the high achieved heat transfer rates for low temperature differences. It remains a possible cooling solution ...

  9. Children's understanding of changes of state involving the gas state, Part 2: Evaporation and condensation below boiling point

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Philip Johnson

    1998-01-01

    Deriving from a three?year longitudinal study which explored the development of children's concept of a substance (ages 11 to 14), part 2 of this paper (see Johnson 1998b) reports findings in relation to evaporation at room temperature and condensation of atmospheric water vapour. Part one had reported findings in relation to boiling water and the development of pupils’ understanding of

  10. Experimental Research on Dryout Point of Flow Boiling in Narrow Annuli

    SciTech Connect

    Ge Ping Wu; Sui Zheng Qiu; Guang Hai Su; Dou Nan Jia [Xi'an Jiaotong University, No.28, Xianning West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710049 (China)

    2006-07-01

    An experimental research on the dryout point of flow boiling in narrow annuli is conducted under low mass flux with 1.5 mm and 1.0 mm gap, respectively. Distilled water is used as work fluid, the range of pressure is from 2.0 to 4.0 MPa and that of mass flux is 26.0{approx}69.0 kg/(m{sup 2}. s). The relation of CHF and critical qualities with mass flux and pressure are revealed. It is found that the critical qualities decrease with the mass flux and increase with the inlet qualities in externally heated annuli. Under the same conditions critical qualities in outer tube are always larger than that in inner tube. KyTaTeLaDe3e's correlations is cited and modified to predict the location of dryout and proved to be not a proper one. Considering in detail the effects of the geometry of annuli and heat flux on dryout, an empirical correction is finally developed to predict dryout point in narrow annuli under low mass flux condition which has a good agreement with experimental data. (authors)

  11. The viscosity and thermal conductivity of pure monatomic gases from their normal boiling point up to 5000 K in the limit of zero density and at 0.101325 MPa

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    E. Bich; J. Millat; E. Vogel

    1990-01-01

    The kinetic theory of gases in the limit of zero density and that of moderately dense gases is used to generate accurate tables of the viscosity and thermal conductivity of the pure monatomic gases for zero density and for a pressure of 0.101325 MPa. The theoretically-based tables cover the temperature range from the normal boiling point of the relevant gas

  12. High-impulse, low-power, digital microthrusters using low boiling temperature liquid propellant with high viscosity fluid plug

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tae Goo Kang; Sang Wook Kim; Young-Ho Cho

    2002-01-01

    High-impulse, low-power, multiple-shot digital microthrusters have been developed using low boiling temperature liquid propellant with high viscosity fluid plug. The low boiling temperature propellant is used for reducing the electrical input power required for blast pressure build-up, while the high viscosity fluid plug is intended to withhold the propellant pressure for the high-impulse blast. The three-layer microthrusters in the size

  13. A Closer Look at Trends in Boiling Points of Hydrides: Using an Inquiry-Based Approach to Teach Intermolecular Forces of Attraction

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    Glazier, Samantha; Marano, Nadia; Eisen, Laura

    2010-01-01

    We describe how we use boiling-point trends of group IV-VII hydrides to introduce intermolecular forces in our first-year general chemistry classes. Starting with the idea that molecules in the liquid state are held together by some kind of force that must be overcome for boiling to take place, students use data analysis and critical reasoning to…

  14. XC. The influence of zero-point energy on the thermodynamic properties of the low boiling point elements

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    J. S. Dugdale; D. K. C. MacDonald

    1954-01-01

    The internal energy and molar volume at absolute zero and the characteristic temperature of the inert gas solids, together with solid hydrogen and deuterium, are calculated taking account of zero-point energy. It is found that to a good approximation a law of corresponding states is valid and the consequences of this are discussed.

  15. QSPR models of boiling point, octanol–water partition coefficient and retention time index of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

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    Fabiana Alves de Lima Ribeiro; Márcia Miguel Castro Ferreira

    2003-01-01

    A Quantitative Structure–Property Relationship (QSPR) analysis and study of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is presented. Three physicochemical properties related to their environmental impact are studied: boiling point (bp), octanol–water partition coefficient (logKow) and retention time index (RI) for reversed-phase liquid chromatography analysis. The geometry of all PAHs were optimized by the semi-empirical method AM1 and used to calculate thermodynamic, electronic,

  16. Chemical characterization and genotoxic potential related to boiling point for fractionally distilled SRC-I coal liquids

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    B. W. Wilson; R. A. Pelroy; D. D. Mahlum

    1982-01-01

    This report summarizes selected research efforts oriented toward ameliorating the genotoxic potential of direct coal liquefaction materials through modification or optimization of process conditions. The studies described were conducted to evaluate the utility of optimized distillation for coal liquids from the SRC-I process. SRC-I process solvent was distilled into 50°F-range boiling point (bp) cuts. Analysis of amino-PAH (APAH) showed that

  17. Oxidation and formation of oxidation products of ?-carotene at boiling temperature.

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    Zeb, Alam

    2012-04-01

    ?-Carotene is one of the most important lipid component extensively used in food industries as source of pro-vitamin A and colorant. During processing and storage ?-carotene is oxidized and degraded to various oxidation compounds. Some of these compounds are also the key aroma compounds in certain flowers, vegetables and fruits. The methods for analysis and determination of these oxidized products formed during food boiling or preparation are key to the understanding the chemistry of these compounds. This paper presents a novel analytical method incorporating high performance liquid chromatography with diode array and mass spectrometric detection for the characterization of oxidation, isomerization and oxidation products of ?-carotene in toluene at boiling temperature. HPLC and APCI-MS was optimized using oxidized sample and flow injection analysis of the standard ?-carotene respectively. ?-Carotene was oxidized in the Rancimat at 110°C for 30, 60 and 90 min. The oxidized samples were than analyzed by HPLC system at 450 nm and 350 nm as well as scanning and single ion monitoring mass spectrometry. A total of ten oxidation products and three Z-isomers were reported. Extensive isomerization was observed during treatment at the control accelerated conditions. The oxidation products include five apo-carotenals, three diepoxides, one mono-epoxide and one short chain species. Results show that the method was reproducible, accurate and reliable for the separation and identification of oxidation products of ?-carotene. PMID:22387098

  18. Local heat flow and temperature fluctuations in wall and fluid in nucleate boiling systems

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    Stephan, P.; Fuchs, T.

    2009-05-01

    Recent numerical and experimental investigations to improve the understanding of the nucleate boiling heat transfer process mainly concentrate on the description or measurement of local transport phenomena. It is known from these investigations that the interaction between microscale evaporation and macroscale transient heat flow in the wall and the thermal boundary layer is a key aspect for our physical understanding of boiling processes. However reliable quantitative data on the local and transient heat distribution and storage in the heater wall and thermal boundary layer is rare. In this paper we summarize recent developments and present new numerical and experimental results in this specific field of research. A fully transient numerical model has been developed based on a previous quasi stationary model of Kern and Stephan (ASME J Heat Transf 125,1106-1115). It allows describing the transient heat and fluid flow during the entire periodic cycle of a growing, detaching and rising bubble including the waiting time between two successive bubbles from a single nucleation site. It contains a multiscale approach ranging from the nanometer to the millimeter scale for the detailed description of the relevant local phenomena. The detailed analysis of the computed transient temperature profiles in wall and fluid gives accurate information about the heat supply, temporal energy storage and evaporation. It is shown that during the bubble growth and detachment period more heat is consumed by evaporation than heat supplied to the overall system. Thus the wall and liquid thermal boundary layer cool down. After detachment, during the bubble rise period and waiting time, the evaporative heat flow decreases. In this period more heat is supplied to the overall system than consumed by evaporation, thus the wall and liquid thermal boundary layer heat up again. Experimental investigations with high resolution wall temperature measurements underneath a vapor bubble were performed in a micro-g environment and qualitatively confirm these numerical observations.

  19. Sediment microbial communities in Great Boiling Spring are controlled by temperature and distinct from water communities.

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    Cole, Jessica K; Peacock, Joseph P; Dodsworth, Jeremy A; Williams, Amanda J; Thompson, Daniel B; Dong, Hailiang; Wu, Geng; Hedlund, Brian P

    2013-04-01

    Great Boiling Spring is a large, circumneutral, geothermal spring in the US Great Basin. Twelve samples were collected from water and four different sediment sites on four different dates. Microbial community composition and diversity were assessed by PCR amplification of a portion of the small subunit rRNA gene using a universal primer set followed by pyrosequencing of the V8 region. Analysis of 164 178 quality-filtered pyrotags clearly distinguished sediment and water microbial communities. Water communities were extremely uneven and dominated by the bacterium Thermocrinis. Sediment microbial communities grouped according to temperature and sampling location, with a strong, negative, linear relationship between temperature and richness at all taxonomic levels. Two sediment locations, Site A (87-80 °C) and Site B (79 °C), were predominantly composed of single phylotypes of the bacterial lineage GAL35 (\\[pmacr]=36.1%), Aeropyrum (\\[pmacr]=16.6%), the archaeal lineage pSL4 (\\[pmacr]=15.9%), the archaeal lineage NAG1 (\\[pmacr]=10.6%) and Thermocrinis (\\[pmacr]=7.6%). The ammonia-oxidizing archaeon 'Candidatus Nitrosocaldus' was relatively abundant in all sediment samples <82 °C (\\[pmacr]=9.51%), delineating the upper temperature limit for chemolithotrophic ammonia oxidation in this spring. This study underscores the distinctness of water and sediment communities in GBS and the importance of temperature in driving microbial diversity, composition and, ultimately, the functioning of biogeochemical cycles. PMID:23235293

  20. Sediment microbial communities in Great Boiling Spring are controlled by temperature and distinct from water communities

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    Cole, Jessica K; Peacock, Joseph P; Dodsworth, Jeremy A; Williams, Amanda J; Thompson, Daniel B; Dong, Hailiang; Wu, Geng; Hedlund, Brian P

    2013-01-01

    Great Boiling Spring is a large, circumneutral, geothermal spring in the US Great Basin. Twelve samples were collected from water and four different sediment sites on four different dates. Microbial community composition and diversity were assessed by PCR amplification of a portion of the small subunit rRNA gene using a universal primer set followed by pyrosequencing of the V8 region. Analysis of 164?178 quality-filtered pyrotags clearly distinguished sediment and water microbial communities. Water communities were extremely uneven and dominated by the bacterium Thermocrinis. Sediment microbial communities grouped according to temperature and sampling location, with a strong, negative, linear relationship between temperature and richness at all taxonomic levels. Two sediment locations, Site A (87–80?°C) and Site B (79?°C), were predominantly composed of single phylotypes of the bacterial lineage GAL35 (p?=36.1%), Aeropyrum (p?=16.6%), the archaeal lineage pSL4 (p?=15.9%), the archaeal lineage NAG1 (p?=10.6%) and Thermocrinis (p?=7.6%). The ammonia-oxidizing archaeon ‘Candidatus Nitrosocaldus' was relatively abundant in all sediment samples <82?°C (p?=9.51%), delineating the upper temperature limit for chemolithotrophic ammonia oxidation in this spring. This study underscores the distinctness of water and sediment communities in GBS and the importance of temperature in driving microbial diversity, composition and, ultimately, the functioning of biogeochemical cycles. PMID:23235293

  1. Determining factors for anodic polarization curves of typical structural materials of boiling water reactors in high temperature – high purity water

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    Masahiko Tachibana; Kazushige Ishida; Yoichi Wada; Ryosuke Shimizu; Nobuyuki Ota; Nobuyoshi Hara

    2012-01-01

    In order to examine the anodic polarization characteristics of typical structural materials of boiling water reactors (BWRs), the anodic polarization curves of type 316L stainless steel (316L SS) and Alloy 182 were measured in deaerated high purity water at 553 K using the previously reported measurement method which was confirmed suitable for high temperature – high purity water. In order to

  2. Determination of the Latent Heats and Triple Point of Perfluorocyclobutane

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    Briggs, A. G.; Strachan, A. N.

    1977-01-01

    Proposes the use of Perfluorocyclobutane in physical chemistry courses to conduct experiments on latent heat, triple point temperatures and pressures, boiling points, and entropy of vaporization. (SL)

  3. Fundamental study of FC-72 pool boiling surface temperature fluctuations and bubble behavior

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    Griffin, Alison R.

    A heater designed to monitor surface temperature fluctuations during pool boiling experiments while the bubbles were simultaneously being observed has been fabricated and tested. The heat source was a transparent indium tin oxide (ITO) layer commercially deposited on a fused quartz substrate. Four copper-nickel thin film thermocouples (TFTCs) on the heater surface measured the surface temperature, while a thin layer of sapphire or fused silica provided electrical insulation between the TFTCs and the ITO. The TFTCs were micro-fabricated using the liftoff process to deposit the nickel and copper metal films. The TFTC elements were 50 mum wide and overlapped to form a 25 mum by 25 mum junction. TFTC voltages were recorded by a DAQ at a sampling rate of 50 kHz. A high-speed CCD camera recorded bubble images from below the heater at 2000 frames/second. A trigger sent to the camera by the DAQ synchronized the bubble images and the surface temperature data. As the bubbles and their contact rings grew over the TFTC junction, correlations between bubble behavior and surface temperature changes were demonstrated. On the heaters with fused silica insulation layers, 1--2°C temperature drops on the order of 1 ms occurred as the contact ring moved over the TFTC junction during bubble growth and as the contact ring moved back over the TFTC junction during bubble departure. These temperature drops during bubble growth and departure were due to microlayer evaporation and liquid rewetting the heated surface, respectively. Microlayer evaporation was not distinguished as the primary method of heat removal from the surface. Heaters with sapphire insulation layers did not display the measurable temperature drops observed with the fused silica heaters. The large thermal diffusivity of the sapphire compared to the fused silica was determined as the reason for the absence of these temperature drops. These findings were confirmed by a comparison of temperature drops in a 2-D simulation of a bubble growing over the TFTC junction on both the sapphire and fused silica heater surfaces. When the fused silica heater produced a temperature drop of 1.4°C, the sapphire heater produced a drop of only 0.04°C under the same conditions. These results verified that the lack of temperature drops present in the sapphire data was due to the thermal properties of the sapphire layer. By observing the bubble departure frequency and site density on the heater, as well as the bubble departure diameter, the contribution of nucleate boiling to the overall heat removal from the surface could be calculated. These results showed that bubble vapor generation contributed to approximately 10% at 1 W/cm2, 23% at 1.75 W/cm2, and 35% at 2.9 W/cm 2 of the heat removed from a fused silica heater. Bubble growth and contact ring growth were observed and measured from images obtained with the high-speed camera. Bubble data recorded on a fused silica heater at 3 W/cm2, 4 W/cm2, and 5 W/cm 2 showed that bubble departure diameter and lifetime were negligibly affected by the increase in heat flux. Bubble and contact ring growth rates demonstrated significant differences when compared on the fused silica and sapphire heaters at 3 W/cm2. The bubble departure diameters were smaller, the bubble lifetimes were longer, and the bubble departure frequency was larger on the sapphire heater, while microlayer evaporation was faster on the fused silica heater. Additional considerations revealed that these differences may be due to surface conditions as well as differing thermal properties. Nucleate boiling curves were recorded on the fused silica and sapphire heaters by adjusting the heat flux input and monitoring the local surface temperature with the TFTCs. The resulting curves showed a temperature drop at the onset of nucleate boiling due to the increase in heat transfer coefficient associated with bubble nucleation. One of the TFTC locations on the sapphire heater frequently experienced a second temperature drop at a higher heat flux. When the heat flux was started from 1 W/cm2 instead of zer

  4. Remote temperature-set-point controller

    DOEpatents

    Burke, William F. (Crest Hill, IL); Winiecki, Alan L. (Downers Grove, IL)

    1986-01-01

    An instrument for carrying out mechanical strain tests on metallic samples with the addition of an electrical system for varying the temperature with strain, the instrument including opposing arms and associated equipment for holding a sample and varying the mechanical strain on the sample through a plurality of cycles of increasing and decreasing strain within predetermined limits, circuitry for producing an output signal representative of the strain during the tests, apparatus including a set point and a coil about the sample for providing a controlled temperature in the sample, and circuitry interconnected between the strain output signal and set point for varying the temperature of the sample linearly with strain during the tests.

  5. Remote temperature-set-point controller

    DOEpatents

    Burke, W.F.; Winiecki, A.L.

    1984-10-17

    An instrument is described for carrying out mechanical strain tests on metallic samples with the addition of means for varying the temperature with strain. The instrument includes opposing arms and associated equipment for holding a sample and varying the mechanical strain on the sample through a plurality of cycles of increasing and decreasing strain within predetermined limits, circuitry for producing an output signal representative of the strain during the tests, apparatus including a a set point and a coil about the sample for providing a controlled temperature in the sample, and circuitry interconnected between the strain output signal and set point for varying the temperature of the sample linearly with strain during the tests.

  6. Identification of polybrominated diphenyl ether metabolites based on calculated boiling points from COSMO-RS, experimental retention times, and mass spectral fragmentation patterns.

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    Simpson, Scott; Gross, Michael S; Olson, James R; Zurek, Eva; Aga, Diana S

    2015-02-17

    The COnductor-like Screening MOdel for Realistic Solvents (COSMO-RS) was used to predict the boiling points of several polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and methylated derivatives (MeO-BDEs) of monohydroxylated BDE (OH-BDE) metabolites. The linear correlation obtained by plotting theoretical boiling points calculated by COSMO-RS against experimentally determined retention times from gas chromatography-mass spectrometry facilitated the identification of PBDEs and OH-BDEs. This paper demonstrates the applicability of COSMO-RS in identifying unknown PBDE metabolites of 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) and 2,2',4,4',6-pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-100). Metabolites of BDE-47 and BDE-100 were formed through individual incubations of each PBDE with recombinant cytochrome P450 2B6. Using calculated boiling points and characteristic mass spectral fragmentation patterns of the MeO-BDE positional isomers, the identities of the unknown monohydroxylated metabolites were proposed to be 2'-hydroxy-2,3',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (2'-OH-BDE-66) from BDE-47, and 2'-hydroxy-2,3',4,4',6-pentabromodiphenyl ether (2'-OH-BDE-119) and 4-hydroxy-2,2',3,4',6-pentabromodiphenyl ether (4-OH-BDE-91) from BDE-100. The collective use of boiling points predicted with COSMO-RS, and characteristic mass spectral fragmentation patterns provided a valuable tool toward the identification of isobaric compounds. PMID:25565148

  7. Further Analysis of Boiling Points of Small Molecules, CH[subscript w]F[subscript x]Cl[subscript y]Br[subscript z

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    Beauchamp, Guy

    2005-01-01

    A study to present specific hypothesis that satisfactorily explain the boiling point of a number of molecules, CH[subscript w]F[subscript x]Cl[subscript y]Br[subscript z] having similar structure, and then analyze the model with the help of multiple linear regression (MLR), a data analysis tool. The MLR analysis was useful in selecting the…

  8. High flux film and transition boiling

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    Witte, L. C.

    1993-02-01

    An investigation was conducted on the potential for altering the boiling curve through effects of high velocity and high subcooling. Experiments using water and Freon-113 flowing over cylindrical electrical heaters in crossflow were made to see how velocity and subcooling affect the boiling curve, especially the film and transition boiling regions. We sought subcooling levels down to near the freezing points of these two liquids to prove the concept that the critical heat flux and the minimum heat flux could be brought together, thereby averting the transition region altogether. Another emphasis was to gain insight into how the various boiling regions could be represented mathematically on various parts of the heating surface. Motivation for the research grew out of a realization that the effects of very high subcooling and velocity might be to avert the transition boiling altogether so that the unstable part of the boiling curve would not limit the application of high flux devices to temperatures less than the burnout temperatures. Summaries of results from the study are described. It shows that the potential for averting the transition region is good and points the way to further research that is needed to demonstrate the potential.

  9. High flux film and transition boiling

    SciTech Connect

    Witte, L.C.

    1993-02-01

    An investigation was conducted on the potential for altering the boiling curve through effects of high velocity and high subcooling. Experiments using water and Freon-113 flowing over cylindrical electrical heaters in crossflow were made to see how velocity and subcooling affect the boiling curve, especially the film and transition boiling regions. We sought subcooling levels down to near the freezing points of these two liquids to prove the concept that the critical heat flux and the minimum heat flux could be brought together, thereby averting the transition region altogether. Another emphasis was to gain insight into how the various boiling regions could be represented mathematically on various parts of heating surface. Motivation for the research grew out of a realization that the effects of very high subcooling and velocity might be to avert the transition boiling altogether so that the unstable part of the boiling curve would not limit the application of high flux devices to temperatures less than the burnout temperatures. Summaries of results from the study are described. It shows that the potential for averting, the transition region is good, and points the way to further research that is needed to demonstrate the potential.

  10. Boiling radial flow in fractures of varying wall porosity

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    Barnitt, Robb Allan

    2000-06-01

    The focus of this report is the coupling of conductive heat transfer and boiling convective heat transfer, with boiling flow in a rock fracture. A series of experiments observed differences in boiling regimes and behavior, and attempted to quantify a boiling convection coefficient. The experimental study involved boiling radial flow in a simulated fracture, bounded by a variety of materials. Nonporous and impermeable aluminum, highly porous and permeable Berea sandstone, and minimally porous and permeable graywacke from The Geysers geothermal field. On nonporous surfaces, the heat flux was not strongly coupled to injection rate into the fracture. However, for porous surfaces, heat flux, and associated values of excess temperature and a boiling convection coefficient exhibited variation with injection rate. Nucleation was shown to occur not upon the visible surface of porous materials, but a distance below the surface, within the matrix. The depth of boiling was a function of injection rate, thermal power supplied to the fracture, and the porosity and permeability of the rock. Although matrix boiling beyond fracture wall may apply only to a finite radius around the point of injection, higher values of heat flux and a boiling convection coefficient may be realized with boiling in a porous, rather than nonporous surface bounded fracture.

  11. To boil or not to boil -- A study of bubble embryo dormancy limits

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    Martin-Dominguez, I.R. [Inst. Politecnico Nacional-CIIDIR Unidad Durango, Durango City (Mexico); McDonald, T.W. [Univ. of Windsor, Ontario (Canada)

    1997-12-31

    In the literature, particularly for refrigerants, experimental studies on the superheat required to initiate nucleate boiling tend to be widely scattered, not only among investigators but even for repeated tests by the same investigator. This study provides an explanation of why this occurs and how to avoid such scatter in future tests. With few exceptions, only re-entrant surface cavities are capable of containing dormant vapor bubble embryos. These dormant embryos are essential to initiate nucleate boiling from a cavity. The temperature (wall superheat) range over which an embryo is stable depends upon the cavity shape, neck size, and the fluid surface tension and thermal properties. Above the upper wall-superheat limit, nucleate boiling occurs. Below the lower limit, the embryo will quench (vanish) and cannot be reactivated by increasing the wall superheat. This study makes the following points, for a given cavity shape, fluid, and pressure (1) The larger the cavity neck radius, the smaller the wall-superheat range over which an embryo can exist. (2) Upon cooling any surface, the boiling cavity with the smallest neck radius will be the first to stop boiling but will require the greatest reduction in wall superheat to quench its embryo. (3) Each site that retains a (dormant) vapor embryo will resume boiling at the same wall-superheat at which it ceased boiling. (4) Small cavities can have a shape such that their vapor embryos will always exist, regardless of the wall temperature. Boiling can always be reinitiated from them. (5) Any wall subject to boiling has a memory. The greater the past wall-subcooling, the greater will be the wall-superheat required to initiate boiling. (6) The wall memory can be erased with sufficient wall-superheat and the presence of vapor.

  12. Application of high-speed digital holographic interferometry for the analysis of temperature distributions and velocity fields in subcooled flow boiling

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    Bloch, Gregor; Kuczaty, Julian; Sattelmayer, Thomas

    2014-02-01

    Holographic interferometry can be used to visualize density fields in fluids, and thus give insight into temperature distributions in flows. A fully digital reconstruction technique for holographic interferograms is presented that allows to create high-speed interferometric recordings and gives time-resolved information about heat transfer processes. The technique can also be used for a sequential (image to image) analysis of the recordings, which offers higher sensitivity and fewer errors due to optical impurities. Experiments are conducted with a vertical flow boiling channel with one heated wall, using a low boiling fluorocarbon as working liquid in regimes of steady-state nucleate boiling at critical heat flux (CHF), steady-state film boiling and CHF transient. Recording frequencies are up to 7,000 fps. The technique is used to analyze boiling processes at different fluid subcoolings with and without added turbulence. The results give enhanced insight into the temperature distributions, effects of different flow inserts and mechanisms of heat transfer in flow boiling at high heat fluxes. Furthermore, a velocimetric application of the technique is presented using cross-correlation for tracing of density gradients both in boiling and unheated flows. This application gives insight to the velocity distributions in the liquid surrounding the vapor layer. The results show good comparison to particle image velocimetry measurements for the same setup.

  13. Proteins from hyperthermophiles: Stability and enzymatic catalysis close to the boiling point of water

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    Rudolf Ladenstein; Garabed Antranikian

    It has become clear since about a decade ago, that the biosphere contains a variety of microorganisms that can live and grow\\u000a in extreme environments. Hyperthermophilic microorganisms, present among Archaea and Bacteria, proliferate at temperatures\\u000a of around 80–100C. The majority of the genera known to date are of marine origin, however, some of them have been found in\\u000a continental hot

  14. Application of adjustment calculus in the nodeless Trefftz method for a problem of two-dimensional temperature field of the boiling liquid flowing in a minichannel

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    Ho?ejowska, Sylwia; Maciejewska, Beata; Ho?ejowski, Leszek

    2014-03-01

    The paper presents application of the nodeless Trefftz method to calculate temperature of the heating foil and the insulating glass pane during continuous flow of a refrigerant along a vertical minichannel. Numerical computations refer to an experiment in which the refrigerant (FC-72) enters under controlled pressure and temperature a rectangular minichannel. Initially its temperature is below the boiling point. During the flow it is heated by a heating foil. The thermosensitive liquid crystals allow to obtain twodimensional temperature field in the foil. Since the nodeless Trefftz method has very good performance for providing solutions to such problems, it was chosen as a numerical method to approximate two-dimensional temperature distribution in the protecting glass and the heating foil. Due to known temperature of the refrigerant it was also possible to evaluate the heat transfer coefficient at the foil-refrigerant interface. For expected improvement of the numerical results the nodeless Trefftz method was combined with adjustment calculus. Adjustment calculus allowed to smooth the measurements and to decrease the measurement errors. As in the case of the measurement errors, the error of the heat transfer coefficient decreased.

  15. Determination of boiling point of petrochemicals by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and multivariate regression analysis of structural activity relationship.

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    Fakayode, Sayo O; Mitchell, Breanna S; Pollard, David A

    2014-08-01

    Accurate understanding of analyte boiling points (BP) is of critical importance in gas chromatographic (GC) separation and crude oil refinery operation in petrochemical industries. This study reported the first combined use of GC separation and partial-least-square (PLS1) multivariate regression analysis of petrochemical structural activity relationship (SAR) for accurate BP determination of two commercially available (D3710 and MA VHP) calibration gas mix samples. The results of the BP determination using PLS1 multivariate regression were further compared with the results of traditional simulated distillation method of BP determination. The developed PLS1 regression was able to correctly predict analytes BP in D3710 and MA VHP calibration gas mix samples, with a root-mean-square-%-relative-error (RMS%RE) of 6.4%, and 10.8% respectively. In contrast, the overall RMS%RE of 32.9% and 40.4%, respectively obtained for BP determination in D3710 and MA VHP using a traditional simulated distillation method were approximately four times larger than the corresponding RMS%RE of BP prediction using MRA, demonstrating the better predictive ability of MRA. The reported method is rapid, robust, and promising, and can be potentially used routinely for fast analysis, pattern recognition, and analyte BP determination in petrochemical industries. PMID:24881546

  16. Validity of the Ruff–MKW boiling point method: Vapor pressures, diffusion coefficients in argon and helium, and viscosity coefficients for gaseous cadmium and zinc

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    P. G. Wahlbeck; D. L. Myers; V. V. Truong

    1985-01-01

    The Ruff–MKW boiling point method is used to determine equilibrium vapor pressures greater than 660 Pa (5 Torr). Samples are vaporized from a Ruff cell, which has a capillary exit, in the presence of an inert gas. Viscosity coefficients and gaseous interdiffusion coefficients may be determined also. This is a second study of the method using Cd(l) and Zn(l) as

  17. Boiling Radial Flow in Fractures of Varying

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    Stanford University

    apply only to a finite radius around the point of injection, higher values of heat flux and a boilingSGP-TR-166 Boiling Radial Flow in Fractures of Varying Wall Porosity Robb Allan Barnitt June 2000 and boiling convective heat transfer, with boiling flow in a rock fracture. A series of experiments observed

  18. Flow boiling critical heat flux on small heated regions

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    Simon, Terrence W.; Wu, Pey-Shey

    1993-11-01

    Often, in optical and electronic equipment, heating is concentrated in very small regions, and, because of materials constraints, cooled walls must be as thin as possible. Also, for efficiency, many high-flux cooling designs involve forced-convection boiling heat transfer. Though efficient, a design with boiling heat transfer can be difficult for it must properly account for the complexities of the boiling flux-temperature relationship. Of concern is locating the point of incipience to boiling and the point of maximum nucleate boiling heat flux, Critical Heat Flux (CHF), and describing the complex behaviors in the vicinities of these points. Characteristics of boiling near these points are discussed in terms of boundary layer behavior. Changes in either the heater size or the wall thickness affects the boiling curve, particularly the CHF behavior. Results from experiments which were conducted on small, heated regions are discussed in light of their application to the design of high-power optical and electronic devices. The effects of flow velocity, subcooling, pressure, heating length, dissolved gas content, and flow streamline curvature are addressed.

  19. Optimizations of packed sorbent and inlet temperature for large volume-direct aqueous injection-gas chromatography to determine high boiling volatile organic compounds in water.

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    Yu, Bofan; Song, Yonghui; Han, Lu; Yu, Huibin; Liu, Yang; Liu, Hongliang

    2014-08-22

    For the expanded application area, fast trace analysis of certain high boiling point (i.e., 150-250 °C) volatile organic compounds (HVOCs) in water, a large volume-direct aqueous injection-gas chromatography (LV-DAI-GC) method was optimized for the following parameters: packed sorbent for sample on-line pretreatment, inlet temperature and detectors configuration. Using the composite packed sorbent self-prepared with lithium chloride and a type of diatomite, the method enabled safe injection of an approximately 50-100 ?L sample at an inlet temperature of 150 °C in the splitless mode and separated HVOCs from water matrix in 2 min. Coupled with a flame ionization detector (FID), an electron capture detector (ECD) and a flame photometric detector (FPD), the method could simultaneously quantify 27 HVOCs that belong to seven subclasses (i.e., halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbons, chlorobenzenes, nitrobenzenes, anilines, phenols, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and organic sulfides) in 26 min. Injecting a 50 ?L sample without any enrichment step, such as cryotrap focusing, the limits of quantification (LOQs) for the 27 HVOCs was 0.01-3 ?g/L. Replicate analyses of the 27 HVOCs spiked source and river water samples exhibited good precision (relative standard deviations ? 11.3%) and accuracy (relative errors ? 17.6%). The optimized LV-DAI-GC was robust and applicable for fast determination and automated continuous monitoring of HVOCs in surface water. PMID:24997514

  20. The boiling Twente Taylor-Couette (BTTC) facility: Temperature controlled turbulent flow between independently rotating, coaxial cylinders.

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    Huisman, Sander G; van der Veen, Roeland C A; Bruggert, Gert-Wim H; Lohse, Detlef; Sun, Chao

    2015-06-01

    A new Taylor-Couette system has been designed and constructed with precise temperature control. Two concentric independently rotating cylinders are able to rotate at maximum rates of fi = ± 20 Hz for the inner cylinder and fo = ± 10 Hz for the outer cylinder. The inner cylinder has an outside radius of ri = 75 mm, and the outer cylinder has an inside radius of ro = 105 mm, resulting in a gap of d = 30 mm. The height of the gap is L = 549 mm, giving a volume of V = 9.3 L. The geometric parameters are ? = ri/ro = 0.714 and ? = L/d = 18.3. With water as working fluid at room temperature, the Reynolds numbers that can be achieved are Rei = ?iri(ro - ri)/? = 2.8 × 10(5) and Reo = ?oro(ro - ri)/? = 2 × 10(5) or a combined Reynolds number of up to Re = (?iri - ?oro)(ro - ri)/? = 4.8 × 10(5). If the working fluid is changed to the fluorinated liquid FC-3284 with kinematic viscosity 0.42 cSt, the combined Reynolds number can reach Re = 1.1 × 10(6). The apparatus features precise temperature control of the outer and inner cylinders separately and is fully optically accessible from the side and top. The new facility offers the possibility to accurately study the process of boiling inside a turbulent flow and its effect on the flow. PMID:26133874

  1. Non-invasive measurement of void fraction and liquid temperature in microchannel flow boiling

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    David Fogg; Milnes David; Kenneth Goodson

    2009-01-01

    Past thermometry research for two-phase microfluidic systems made much progress regarding wall temperature distributions,\\u000a yet the direct measurement of fluid temperature has received little attention. This paper uses a non-invasive two-dye\\/two-color\\u000a fluorescent technique to capture fluid temperature along with local liquid fraction in a two-phase microflow generated by\\u000a injecting air into a heated microchannel. The fluorescent emission of Rhodamine 110

  2. Frequency analysis of fluctuations of the temperature of a heater and of sound noise in boiling used for the diagnostics of the changes in the heat-transfer regimes

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    Deev, V. I.; Kutsenko, K. V.; Lavrukhin, A. A.; Maslov, Yu. A.; Delov, M. I.

    2014-08-01

    The present paper reports the results of the experimental investigations into the density of distribution of the temperature and sound noise in boiling on a heat-releasing surface. The experiments were carried out with the heater in a pool of water subcooled below the saturation temperature at the atmospheric pressure. There has been established a correlation between spectral characteristics of temperature fluctuations and sound noise associated with boiling. On the basis of the analysis of spectral characteristics and the density of distribution of temperature fluctuations, the method for the classification of boiling regimes has been suggested.

  3. Measurement of cloud point temperature in polymer solutions.

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    Mannella, G A; La Carrubba, V; Brucato, V

    2013-07-01

    A temperature-controlled turbidity measurement apparatus for the characterization of polymer solutions has been instrumented and set up. The main features are the coupled temperature-light transmittance measurement and the accurate temperature control, achieved by means of peltier cells. The apparatus allows to measure cloud point temperatures by adopting different cooling protocols: low rate for quasi-equilibrium measurements and high rate for detect kinetic effects. A ternary polymeric solution was adopted as case study system showing that cooling rate affects the measured cloud point temperature. PMID:23902117

  4. Hypothetical Thermodynamic Properties: The Boiling and Critical Temperatures of Polyethylene and Polytetrafluoroethylene

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    Chickos, James S.

    fit to the function TB ) TB()[1-1/(aBN +bB)] where aB and bB are constants characteristic that decompose before reaching the liquid state can be evaluated from solubility measure- ments and used temperature approaches a finite limiting value, TB(). The numerical values of the constants, c and d

  5. Clarification of Uncertainty in the Triple Point of Water as a Temperature Fixed Point

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    Yoshizo Suyama

    1980-01-01

    The triple point of water in sealed glass cells with commonly recommended specifications possesses incomprehensible characteristics, namely a gradual rise of the triple point temperature by about 0.2 mK during the first few days and, in some cells, a gradual depression after the first ten or so hours. This is a source of uncertainty in the triple point of water

  6. Subcooled forced convection boiling of trichlorotrifluoroethane

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    Dougall, R. S.; Panian, D. J.

    1972-01-01

    Experimental heat-transfer data were obtained for the forced-convection boiling of trichlorotrifluoroethane (R-113 or Freon-113) in a vertical annular test annular test section. The 97 data points obtained covered heat transfer by forced convection, local boiling, and fully-developed boiling. Correlating methods were obtained which accurately predicted the heat flux as a function of wall superheat (boiling curve) over the range of parameters studied.

  7. F-LE Boiling Water

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    2013-10-30

    This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Below is a table showing the approximate boiling point of water at different elevations: Elevation (meters above sea level)Boiling Point (degrees Celsi...

  8. Estimating surface temperature in forced convection nucleate boiling: A simplified method

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    Hendricks, R. C.; Papell, S. S.

    1977-01-01

    During a test program to investigate low-cycle thermal fatigue, 21 of 22 cylindrical test sections of a cylindrical rocket thrust chamber were thermally cycled to failure. Cylinder liners were fabricated from OFHC copper, Amzirc, and NARloy-Z. The cylinders were fabricated by milling cooling channels into the liner and closing out the backside with electrodeposited copper. The tests were conducted at a chamber pressure of 4.14 MN/sq m (600 psia) and an oxidant-fuel ratio of 6.0 using hydrogen-oxygen as propellants. The average throat heat flux was 54 MW/sq m (33 Btu/sq in./sec). All of the failures were characterized by a thinning of the cooling channel wall and eventual failure by tensile rupture. The 1/2-hard Amzirc material showed little improvement in cyclic life when compared with OFHC copper; while the NARloy-Z and aged Amzirc materials had the best cyclic life characteristics. One OFHC copper cylinder was thermall cycled 2044 times at a steady-state hot-gas-side wall temperature of 514 K (925 R) without failing.

  9. Characteristics of Transient Boiling Heat Transfer

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    Liu, Wei; Monde, Masanori; Mitsutake, Y. [Saga University, 1 Honjo Saga City, Saga 840-8502 (Japan)

    2002-07-01

    In this paper, one dimensional inverse heat conduction solution is used for a measurement of pool boiling curve. The experiments are performed under atmospheric pressure for copper, brass, carbon steel and gold. Boiling curves, including unsteady transition boiling region, are found can be traced fairly well from a simple experiment system by solving inverse heat conduction solution. Boiling curves for steady heating and transient heating, for heating process and cooling process are compared. Surface behavior around CHF point, transition boiling and film-boiling regions are observed by using a high-speed camera. The results show the practicability of the inverse heat conduction solution in tracing boiling curve and thereby supply us a new way in boiling heat transfer research. (authors)

  10. Change point analysis of mean annual air temperature in Iran

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    Shirvani, A.

    2015-06-01

    The existence of change point in the mean of air temperature is an important indicator of climate change. In this study, Student's t parametric and Mann-Whitney nonparametric Change Point Models (CPMs) were applied to test whether a change point has occurred in the mean of annual Air Temperature Anomalies Time Series (ATATS) of 27 synoptic stations in different regions of Iran for the period 1956-2010. The Likelihood Ratio Test (LRT) was also applied to evaluate the detected change points. The ATATS of all stations except Bandar Anzali and Gorgan stations, which were serially correlated, were transformed to produce an uncorrelated pre-whitened time series as an input file for the CPMs and LRT. Both the Student's t and Mann-Whitney CPMs detected the change point in the ATATS of (a) Tehran Mehrabad, Abadan, Kermanshah, Khoramabad and Yazd in 1992, (b) Mashhad and Tabriz in 1993, (c) Bandar Anzali, Babolsar and Ramsar in 1994, (d) Kerman and Zahedan in 1996 at 5% significance level. The likelihood ratio test shows that the ATATS before and after detected change points in these 12 stations are normally distributed with different means. The Student's t and Mann-Whitney CPMs suggested different change points for individual stations in Bushehr, Bam, Shahroud, and Gorgan. However, the LRT confirmed the change points in these four stations as 1997, 1996, 1993, and 1996, respectively. No change points were detected in the remaining 11 stations.

  11. Validity of the Ruff-MKW-boiling point method: Vapor pressure of liquid cesium chloride, viscosity coefficient of gaseous cesium chloride, and gaseous interdiffusion coefficient for cesium chloride in argon and helium

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    P. G. Wahlbeck; D. L. Myers; T. L. Hendrixson; F. D. Pierson; S. A. Pyles

    1984-01-01

    The Ruff-MKW-boiling point method is used to determine equilibrium vapor pressures, viscosity coefficients of the sample vapor, and the gaseous interdiffusion coefficients of the sample vapor in an inert gas. The experimental data are mass flow rates from a sample container which has a capillary exit, in the presence of an inert gas at a measured pressure, under isothermal conditions.

  12. Electron temperature difference between the o-point and x-point of a magnetic island

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    Yang Jinhong; Zhu Sizheng [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Center for Magnetic Fusion Theory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Yu Qingquan [Max-Planck-Institute fuer Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, 85748 Garching (Germany); Zhuang, G. [College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)

    2009-09-15

    The electron temperature difference between the o-point and the x-point of a magnetic island is studied numerically by solving the two-dimensional energy transport equation. It is found that, even without a localized radio-frequency heating at the island's o-point, there is usually a temperature difference between these two points. This difference depends on the radial profile of the heating power deposition, the ratio between the parallel and the perpendicular heat conductivity and the island width, and it takes a minimum when the island width is about twice the local heat diffusion layer width. The effect of the temperature difference on the island growth is further studied, and the peaked heating power density profile at magnetic axis is found be destabilizing.

  13. Confinement by Carbon Nanotubes Drastically Alters the Boiling and Critical Behavior of Water Droplets

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    Chaban, Vitaly V; Prezhdo, Oleg V

    2012-01-01

    Vapor pressure grows rapidly above the boiling temperature, and past the critical point liquid droplets disintegrate. Our atomistic simulations show that this sequence of events is reversed inside carbon nanotubes (CNT). Droplets disintegrate first and at low temperature, while pressure remains small. The droplet disintegration temperature is independent of the CNT diameter. In contrast, depending on CNT diameter, a temperature that is much higher than the bulk boiling temperature is required to raise the internal pressure. The control over pressure by CNT size can be useful for therapeutic drug delivery.

  14. Confinement by carbon nanotubes drastically alters the boiling and critical behavior of water droplets.

    PubMed

    Chaban, Vitaly V; Prezhdo, Victor V; Prezhdo, Oleg V

    2012-03-27

    Vapor pressure grows rapidly above the boiling temperature, and past the critical point liquid droplets disintegrate. Our atomistic simulations show that this sequence of events is reversed inside carbon nanotubes (CNT). Droplets disintegrate first and at low temperature, while pressure remains low. The droplet disintegration temperature is independent of the CNT diameter. In contrast, depending on CNT diameter, a temperature that is much higher than the bulk boiling temperature is required to raise the internal pressure. The control over pressure by CNT size can be useful for therapeutic drug delivery. PMID:22352413

  15. In-situ Stress Measurements on SUS316L Stainless Steel in High Temperature Water Simulated Boiling Water Reactor

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    A. Yamamoto; S. Nakahigashi; M. Terasawa; T. Mitamura; Y. Akiniwa; T. Yamada; L. Liu; T. Shobu; H. Tsubakino

    2007-01-01

    An in-situ straining device has been developed, which enables one to apply a load of 240 N to a specimen in hot water at 561 K and a pressure of 8 MPa, simulating the environment in a boiling water reactor (BWR). The device is equipped with sapphire glass windows for a light path, that is, the device can be used

  16. Boiling heat transfer in a vertical microchannel: Local estimation during flow boiling with a non intrusive method

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    are conducted with HFE-7100 as this fluid has a low boiling temperature at the cabin pressure of the A300Boiling heat transfer in a vertical microchannel: Local estimation during flow boiling with a non the results of experimental and numerical studies concerning boiling heat transfer inside vertical

  17. Liquid metal boiling inception

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    Sabin, C. M.; Poppendiek, H. F.; Mouritzen, G.; Meckel, P. T.; Cloakey, J. E.

    1972-01-01

    An experimental study of the inception of boiling in potassium in forced convection is reported. The boiler consisted of a 0.19-inch inside diameter, niobium-1% zirconium boiler tube approximately six feet long. Heating was accomplished by direct electrical tube wall conduction. Experiments were performed with both all-liquid fill and two-phase fill startup sequences and with a range of flow rates, saturation temperatures, inert gas levels, and fill liquid temperatures. Superheat of the liquid above the equilibrium saturation temperature was observed in all the experiments. Incipient boiling liquid superheat ranged from a few degrees to several hundred. Comparisons of these data with other data and with several analytical treatments are presented.

  18. ILD 7 Name: ____________________ Tutorial section _______ Heat & temperature: More reconciling

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    temperature? A. Two hours before this lecture, a cup of boiling water and a cup of cold water from or at different temperatures? Why? 2. Would you expect the (formerly) boiling water to have a temperature greater understand physics you actually need to know, what was the point of parts A and B above? Why did we do those

  19. ENERGY CONSERVATION THROUGH POINT SOURCE RECYCLE WITH HIGH TEMPERATURE HYPERFILTRATION

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    The report gives results of a study of energy conservation effects of point source recycle with high-temperature hyperfiltration (HF) in the textile industry. (HF and ultrafiltration (UF) are pressure-driven membrane processes which have potential for recycle of water, energy, an...

  20. Transient boiling heat transfer in saturated liquid nitrogen and F113 at standard and zero gravity

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    Oker, E.; Merte, H., Jr.

    1973-01-01

    Transient and steady state nucleate boiling in saturated LN2 and F113 at standard and near zero gravity conditions were investigated for the horizontal up, vertical and horizontal down orientations of the heating surface. Two distinct regimes of heat transfer mechanisms were observed during the interval from the step increase of power input to the onset of nucleate boiling: the conduction and convection dominated regimes. The time duration in each regime was considerably shorter with LN2 than with F113, and decreased as heat flux increased, as gravity was reduced, and as the orientation was changed from horizontal up to horizontal down. In transient boiling, boiling initiates at a single point following the step increase in power, and then spreads over the surface. The delay time for the inception of boiling at the first site, and the velocity of spread of boiling varies depending upon the heat flux, orientation, body force, surface roughness and liquid properties, and are a consequence of changes in boundary layer temperature levels associated with changes in natural convection. Following the step increase in power input, surface temperature overshoot and undershoot occur before the steady state boiling temperature level is established.

  1. Enhanced convective and film boiling heat transfer by surface gas injection

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    Duignan, M.R.; Greene, G.A. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Irvine, T.F., Jr. (State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

    1992-04-01

    Heat transfer measurements were made for stable film boiling of water over a horizontal, flat stainless steel plate from the minimum film boiling point temperature, T{sub SURFACE} {approximately}500K, to T{sub SURFACE} {approximately}950K. The pressure at the plate was approximately 1 atmosphere and the temperature of the water pool was maintained at saturation. The data were compared to the Berenson film-boiling model, which was developed for minimum film-boiling-point conditions. The model accurately represented the data near the minimum film-boiling point and at the highest temperatures measured, as long it was corrected for the heat transferred by radiation. On the average, the experimental data lay within {plus minus}7% of the model. Measurements of heat transfer were made without film boiling for nitrogen jetting into an overlying pool of water from nine 1-mm- diameter holes, drilled in the heat transfer plate. The heat flux was maintained constant at approximately 26.4 kW/m{sup 2}. For water-pool heights of less than 6cm the heat transfer coefficient deceased linearly with a decrease in heights. Above 6cm the heat transfer coefficient was unaffected. For the entire range of gas velocities measured (0 to 8.5 cm/s), the magnitude of the magnitude of the heat transfer coefficient only changed by approximately 20%. The heat transfer data bound the Konsetov model for turbulent pool heat transfer which was developed for vertical heat transfer surfaces. This agreement suggests that surface orientation may not be important when the gas jets do not locally affect the surface heat transfer. Finally, a database was developed for heat transfer from the plate with both film boiling and gas jetting occurring simultaneously, in a pool of water maintained at its saturation temperature. The effect of passing nitrogen through established film boiling is to increase the heat transfer from that surface. 60 refs.

  2. Enhanced convective and film boiling heat transfer by surface gas injection

    SciTech Connect

    Duignan, M.R.; Greene, G.A. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Irvine, T.F., Jr. [State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    1992-04-01

    Heat transfer measurements were made for stable film boiling of water over a horizontal, flat stainless steel plate from the minimum film boiling point temperature, T{sub SURFACE} {approximately}500K, to T{sub SURFACE} {approximately}950K. The pressure at the plate was approximately 1 atmosphere and the temperature of the water pool was maintained at saturation. The data were compared to the Berenson film-boiling model, which was developed for minimum film-boiling-point conditions. The model accurately represented the data near the minimum film-boiling point and at the highest temperatures measured, as long it was corrected for the heat transferred by radiation. On the average, the experimental data lay within {plus_minus}7% of the model. Measurements of heat transfer were made without film boiling for nitrogen jetting into an overlying pool of water from nine 1-mm- diameter holes, drilled in the heat transfer plate. The heat flux was maintained constant at approximately 26.4 kW/m{sup 2}. For water-pool heights of less than 6cm the heat transfer coefficient deceased linearly with a decrease in heights. Above 6cm the heat transfer coefficient was unaffected. For the entire range of gas velocities measured [0 to 8.5 cm/s], the magnitude of the magnitude of the heat transfer coefficient only changed by approximately 20%. The heat transfer data bound the Konsetov model for turbulent pool heat transfer which was developed for vertical heat transfer surfaces. This agreement suggests that surface orientation may not be important when the gas jets do not locally affect the surface heat transfer. Finally, a database was developed for heat transfer from the plate with both film boiling and gas jetting occurring simultaneously, in a pool of water maintained at its saturation temperature. The effect of passing nitrogen through established film boiling is to increase the heat transfer from that surface. 60 refs.

  3. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging and in vivo circulatory kinetics with low-boiling-point nanoscale phase-change perfluorocarbon agents.

    PubMed

    Sheeran, Paul S; Rojas, Juan D; Puett, Connor; Hjelmquist, Jordan; Arena, Christopher B; Dayton, Paul A

    2015-03-01

    Many studies have explored phase-change contrast agents (PCCAs) that can be vaporized by an ultrasonic pulse to form microbubbles for ultrasound imaging and therapy. However, few investigations have been published on the utility and characteristics of PCCAs as contrast agents in vivo. In this study, we examine the properties of low-boiling-point nanoscale PCCAs evaluated in vivo and compare data with those for conventional microbubbles with respect to contrast generation and circulation properties. To do this, we develop a custom pulse sequence to vaporize and image PCCAs using the Verasonics research platform and a clinical array transducer. Results indicate that droplets can produce contrast enhancement similar to that of microbubbles (7.29 to 18.24 dB over baseline, depending on formulation) and can be designed to circulate for as much as 3.3 times longer than microbubbles. This study also reports for the first time the ability to capture contrast washout kinetics of the target organ as a measure of vascular perfusion. PMID:25619781

  4. Complex saddle points in QCD at finite temperature and density

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    Hiromichi Nishimura; Michael C. Ogilvie; Kamal Pangeni

    2014-08-12

    The sign problem in QCD at finite temperature and density leads naturally to the consideration of complex saddle points of the action or effective action. The global symmetry $\\mathcal{CK}$ of the finite-density action, where $\\mathcal{C}$ is charge conjugation and $\\mathcal{K}$ is complex conjugation, constrains the eigenvalues of the Polyakov loop operator $P$ at a saddle point in such a way that the action is real at a saddle point, and net color charge is zero. The values of $Tr_{F}P$ and $Tr_{F}P^{\\dagger}$ at the saddle point, are real but not identical, indicating the different free energy cost associated with inserting a heavy quark versus an antiquark into the system. At such complex saddle points, the mass matrix associated with Polyakov loops may have complex eigenvalues, reflecting oscillatory behavior in color-charge densities. We illustrate these properties with a simple model which includes the one-loop contribution of gluons and massless quarks moving in a constant Polyakov loop background. Confinement-deconfinement effects are modeled phenomenologically via an added potential term depending on the Polyakov loop eigenvalues. For sufficiently large $T$ and $\\mu$, the results obtained reduce to those of perturbation theory at the complex saddle point. These results may be experimentally relevant for the CBM experiment at FAIR.

  5. High temperature antenna pointing mechanism for BepiColombo mission

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    Mürer, Johan A.; Harper, Richard; Anderson, Mike

    2005-07-01

    This paper describes the two axis Antenna Pointing Mechanism (APM) with dual frequency (X-Ka bands) Rotary Joint (RJ) developed by Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace and BAE Systems, in the frame of the ESA BepiColombo mission to the planet Mercury. The extreme environmental conditions induced by Mercury's proximity to the Sun (up to 14.500 W/m2 direct solar fluxes, up to 5000 W/m2 infrared flux and up to 1200 W/m2 albedo shine form the planet surface), have dictated the need for a specific high temperature development of the pointing mechanism and of its integrated RF Rotary Joint. Global thermal analysis of the antenna predicts qualification temperature for the elevation stage APM between 250°C and 295°C. In addition, the mechanism shall survive extreme cold temperatures during the interplanetary cruise phase. Beside the harsh environment, the stringent pointing accuracy required by the antenna high frequency operations, and the extreme dimensional stability demanded by a radio science experiment (which is using the antenna for range and range rate measurements), have introduced additional, specific challenges to the mechanism design. Innovative solutions have been deemed necessary at system architecture level, in the design of the mechanisms critical areas and in the selection of high temperature compatible materials and processes. The very high working temperature of the mechanism ruled out use of aluminium alloys, which is replaced by Titanium alloy and stainless steels. Special heat treatments of the steel are applied for minimum loss of hardness. The structures are optimised for minimum mass. To handle thermal stresses and distortion, a very compact design of the APM was performed integrating the bearings, position sensor and drive chain within minimum structural length. The Rotary Joint is a unique design tailored to the APM using a common main bearing support. Special manufacturing processes have been tested and applied for manufacture of the very compact RJ being the first of its kind (dual X-Ka band) in European space development. The twin channels are arranged concentrically, permitting continuous 360° rotation. Maximum use of waveguide has been made to minimise the loss in the Ka-band frequency channel and this leads to an unconventional design of the X-band channel. A specific effort and extensive test program at ESTL in the UK have been put in place to identify suitable high temperature solutions for the RJ and APM bearings lubrication. The high temperature demands the use of a dry lubrication system. High working loads due to thermal stresses puts extra challenge to the life duration of the dry film lubrication. Lead lubrication was initially the preferred concept, but has later in the program been substituted by MoS2 film. A design life of 20,000 cycles at 250°C and elevated load has been demonstrated for the bearings with MoS2. Special attention has been paid to the materials in the stepper motor using high temperature solder material and MoS2 dry lubrication in the bearings and gear train. The APM is designed for use of a high accuracy inductive based position sensor with remote signal and amplifier electronics. Electrical signal transfer is via a high temperature Twist Capsule. The activity has included the design, manufacturing and testing in a respresentative environment of a breadboard model of the APM and of its integrated radio frequency RJ. The breadboard does not include a position sensor or the Twist Capsule. The breadboard tests will include functional performance tests in air, vibration tests and thermal vacuum. The thermal vacuum test will include RF testing at high temperature combined with APM pointing performance.

  6. High flux film and transition boiling. Final report, April 1988--January 1993

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    Witte, L.C.

    1993-02-01

    An investigation was conducted on the potential for altering the boiling curve through effects of high velocity and high subcooling. Experiments using water and Freon-113 flowing over cylindrical electrical heaters in crossflow were made to see how velocity and subcooling affect the boiling curve, especially the film and transition boiling regions. We sought subcooling levels down to near the freezing points of these two liquids to prove the concept that the critical heat flux and the minimum heat flux could be brought together, thereby averting the transition region altogether. Another emphasis was to gain insight into how the various boiling regions could be represented mathematically on various parts of heating surface. Motivation for the research grew out of a realization that the effects of very high subcooling and velocity might be to avert the transition boiling altogether so that the unstable part of the boiling curve would not limit the application of high flux devices to temperatures less than the burnout temperatures. Summaries of results from the study are described. It shows that the potential for averting, the transition region is good, and points the way to further research that is needed to demonstrate the potential.

  7. Boiling Patterns of Iso-asymmetric Nuclear Matter

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    Tõke, Jan

    2013-03-01

    Limits of thermodynamic metastability of self-bound neutron-rich nuclear matter are explored within the framework of microcanonical thermodynamics of interacting Fermi Gas model in Thomas-Fermi approximation. It is found that as the excitation energy per nucleon of the system is increased beyond a certain limiting value, the system loses metastability and becomes unstable with respect to joint fluctuations in excitation energy per nucleon and in isospin per nucleon. As a result, part of the system is forced to boil off in a form of iso-rich non-equilibrated vapors. Left behind in such a process, identifiable with distillation, is a more iso-symmetric metastable residue at a temperature characteristic of its residual isospin content. With a progressing increase in the initial excitation energy per nucleon, more neutron-rich matter is boiled off and a more iso-symmetric residue is left behind with progressively increasing characteristic temperature. Eventually, when all excess neutrons are shed, the system boils uniformly with a further supply of excitation energy, leaving behind a smaller and smaller residue at a characteristic boiling-point temperature of iso-symmetric matter.

  8. Fluid inclusion from drill hole DW-5, Hohi geothermal area, Japan: Evidence of boiling and procedure for estimating CO2 content

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    Sasada, M.; Roedder, E.; Belkin, H.E.

    1986-01-01

    Fluid inclusion studies have been used to derive a model for fluid evolution in the Hohi geothermal area, Japan. Six types of fluid inclusions are found in quartz obtained from the drill core of DW-5 hole. They are: (I) primary liquid-rich with evidence of boiling; (II) primary liquid-rich without evidence of boiling; (III) primary vapor-rich (assumed to have been formed by boiling); (IV) secondary liquid-rich with evidence of boiling; (V) secondary liquid-rich without evidence of boiling; (VI) secondary vapor-rich (assumed to have been formed by boiling). Homogenization temperatures (Th) range between 196 and 347??C and the final melting point of ice (Tm) between -0.2 and -4.3??C. The CO2 content was estimated semiquantitatively to be between 0 and 0.39 wt. % based on the bubble behavior on crushing. NaCl equivalent solid solute salinity of fluid inclusions was determined as being between 0 and 6.8 wt. % after minor correction for CO2 content. Fluid inclusions in quartz provide a record of geothermal activity of early boiling and later cooling. The CO2 contents and homogenization temperatures of fluid inclusions with evidence of boiling generally increase with depth; these changes, and NaCl equivalent solid solute salinity of the fluid can be explained by an adiabatic boiling model for a CO2-bearing low-salinity fluid. Some high-salinity inclusions without CO2 are presumed to have formed by a local boiling process due to a temperature increase or a pressure decrease. The liquid-rich primary and secondary inclusions without evidence of boiling formed during the cooling process. The salinity and CO2 content of these inclusions are lower than those in the boiling fluid at the early stage, probably as a result of admixture with groundwater. ?? 1986.

  9. In-situ Stress Measurements on SUS316L Stainless Steel in High Temperature Water Simulated Boiling Water Reactor

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    Yamamoto, A.; Nakahigashi, S.; Terasawa, M.; Mitamura, T.; Akiniwa, Y.; Yamada, T.; Liu, L.; Shobu, T.; Tsubakino, H.

    2007-01-01

    An in-situ straining device has been developed, which enables one to apply a load of 240 N to a specimen in hot water at 561 K and a pressure of 8 MPa, simulating the environment in a boiling water reactor (BWR). The device is equipped with sapphire glass windows for a light path, that is, the device can be used for dynamic measurements of stress induced in the specimen using a synchrotron radiation facility. In-situ stress measurements have been carried out at SPring-8 (BL02B1) on a specimen prepared from SUS316L stainless steel. Inhomogeneity in stress distribution and time-dependent changes in stress were successfully measured.

  10. Boiling heat transfer from an excavated fin

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    Liaw, S. P.; Yeh, R. H.

    1992-04-01

    A single pin fin with excavation at base is proposed to enhance boiling heat transfer. The temperature distribution in the fin is obtained numerically by solving a 2D heat conduction equation. A copper fin boiling in isopropyl alcohol is taken as an example. When the operating temperature exceeds a specific value, the heat duty decreases drastically, and the whole fin is governed by film boiling. This highest operating temperature limit is raised by digging a hole at the fin base. Two distinct solutions are found by using different initial guesses into the code. This hysteresis effect becomes noticeable for a bigger hole. A model is also developed to predict the burnout temperatures.

  11. Temperature modulation of the transmission barrier in quantum point contacts

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    Sánchez, Alfredo X.; Leburton, Jean-Pierre

    2013-08-01

    We investigate near-equilibrium ballistic transport through a quantum point contact (QPC) along a GaAs/AlGaAs heterojunction with a transfer matrix technique as a function of temperature and the shape of the potential barrier in the QPC. Our analysis is based on a three-dimensional (3D) quantum-mechanical variational model within the Hartree-Fock approximation that takes into account the vertical depletion potential from ionized acceptors in GaAs and the gate-induced transverse confinement potential that reduce to an effective slowly varying one-dimensional (1D) potential along the narrow constriction. The calculated zero-temperature transmission exhibits a shoulder ranging from 0.3 to 0.6 depending on the length of the QPC and the profile of the barrier potential. The effect is a consequence of the compressibility peak in the 1D electron gas and is enhanced for antiferromagnetic interaction among electrons in the QPC, but is smeared out once temperature is increased by a few tenths of a Kelvin.

  12. Initial fuel temperature effects on burning rate of pool fire.

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    Chen, Bing; Lu, Shou-Xiang; Li, Chang-Hai; Kang, Quan-Sheng; Lecoustre, Vivien

    2011-04-15

    The influence of the initial fuel temperature on the burning behavior of n-heptane pool fire was experimentally studied at the State Key Laboratory of Fire Science (SKLFS) large test hall. Circular pool fires with diameters of 100mm, 141 mm, and 200 mm were considered with initial fuel temperatures ranging from 290 K to 363 K. Burning rate and temperature distributions in fuel and vessel wall were recorded during the combustion. The burning rate exhibited five typical stages: initial development, steady burning, transition, bulk boiling burning, and decay. The burning rate during the steady burning stage was observed to be relatively independent of the initial fuel temperature. In contrast, the burning rate of the bulk boiling burning stage increases with increased initial fuel temperature. It was also observed that increased initial fuel temperature decreases the duration of steady burning stage. When the initial temperature approaches the boiling point, the steady burning stage nearly disappears and the burning rate moves directly from the initial development stage to the transition stage. The fuel surface temperature increases to its boiling point at the steady burning stage, shortly after ignition, and the bulk liquid reaches boiling temperature at the bulk boiling burning stage. No distinguished cold zone is formed in the fuel bed. However, boiling zone is observed and the thickness increases to its maximum value when the bulk boiling phenomena occurs. PMID:21349634

  13. Saturated pool and flow boiling from horizontal cylinders

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1987-01-01

    A study of pool and flow boiling from heated horizontal cylinders at atmospheric pressure is presented. Pool boiling heat flux vs. wall superheat boiling curves were obtained for 3.18-mm brass tubes heated by an internal flow of ethylene glycol. These curves were obtained in saturated Freon-113, n-pentane, acetone, benzene, ethanol, methanol, and isopropanol. Temperature limitations prevented operation in the film-boiling

  14. Subcooled nucleate boiling heat transfer from a large diameter tube

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    Brown, M.J. [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Whiteshell, Manitoba (Canada). Whiteshell Labs.; Fung, K.K. [Ontario Hydro Nuclear, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Byrne, T.P. [Ontario Hydro Technologies, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

    1996-12-31

    Nucleate boiling heat transfer from the outside of large-diameter tubes has not been well studied. There are many large-diameter horizontal tubes in the core of a CANDU{reg_sign} nuclear reactor, and it is important to quantify the different modes of heat transfer from the tubes (known as calandria tubes) to the heavy water moderator. This paper describes a series of experiments performed to study nucleate boiling heat transfer from the outside surface of a horizontal calandria tube to subcooled and pressurized light water. When the circulating pump was on, it caused an upflow of water in the vicinity of the tube, estimated to be an average of 0.3 m/s. The flow cooled the tube and increased the surface temperature fluctuations, in contrast to the relatively steady temperatures observed by Dowlati and Byrne (1995) in a test section of similar diameter, but made from a solid copper block. The cooling effect of the pumped flow was the greatest for high subcooling, low heat flux and high pressure. The magnitudes of these fluctuations are explained in terms of transient heat conduction when the surface alternates between nucleation and cooling by the cold liquid. The heat transfer from the bottom of the tube was modelled by a combination of pool boiling, global single-phase natural convection and stagnation-point single-phase forced-convection correlations. The experiments showed that Rohsenow`s pool boiling correlation (with a single-phase free convection component) successfully modelled the outer surface temperatures on the large-diameter horizontal tube when the circulating pump was off. Even at high water subcooling (60 C) and low heat flux (200 kW/m{sup 2}), nucleate boiling dominated the heat transfer.

  15. Numerical simulation of pool boiling for steady state and transient heating

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    He, Ying; Shoji, Masahiro; Maruyama, Shigeo

    1999-07-01

    It's believed that the macrolayer plays an important role in nucleate and transition boiling heat transfer at high heat flux. Many experiments have been carried out to support the macrolayer evaporation model, however, little has been conducted in the numerical simulation of boiling heat transfer. In this study, based on the macrolayer evaporation model of Maruyama et al. (1992), a numerical simulation of pool boiling for steady state was carried out. The key points of the simulation are: (1) It is modeled that the macrolayer containing vapor stems occupies the region immediately next to the wall and that the vapor stems are formed on the active cavity sites. (2) Not only does the evaporation occur at the vapor bubble-macrolayer interface, but also at the liquid-vapor stem interface. (3) The macrolayers form periodically. No liquid is supplied to the macrolayers during the hovering period. While the vapor mass departs from the surface, the macrolayers replenish immediately despite the complicity of the transition period between the departures of two vapor masses. The major results are: (1) The boiling curves of water and FC-72 (C{sub 6}F{sub 14}) were reasonably predicted. (2) The temporal variations in surface temperature for different boiling regimes were obtained. Secondly, the simulation of transient pool boiling was conducted. It was realized with following assumptions: (1) The macrolayer evaporation model can be extended to the transient pool boiling. The macrolayer forms cyclically and its thickness is determined by the surface heat flux when the vapor mass takes off. (2) One-dimensional transient heat conduction within the heater coupled with the macrolayer model was considered. Being employed explicit FDM, the instantaneous surface temperature can be obtained. Therefore, the instantaneous heat flux can be calculated by applying the surface temperature into the macrolayer model. (3) In the transition-boiling regime, the initial thickness of macrolayer was determined by the extrapolated value of the obtained nucleate boiling curve. The simulated results showed that: (1) For lower transient heating rate, the boiling curve in the nucleate boiling regime almost remains the same as the steady-state curve. For higher transient heating rate, it deviates from the steady-state curve. (2) The critical heat flux increases with increasing heating transients. The investigation of the changes of macrolayer thickness and void fraction implies that the evaporation of macrolayer has a great effect on the increase of CHF under transient heating.

  16. Electrohydrodynamically coupled film boiling

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    T. B. Jones

    1976-01-01

    A strong nonuniform electric field is known to have a significant effect on convective, nucleate, and film boiling heat transfer. The principal electrohydrodynamic coupling mechanism in the film boiling regime of pool boiling is an interfacial mechanism which alters the surface wave dispersion. A theoretical model for this coupling is favorably compared to experiment for the insulating liquid, a-c electric

  17. Microchannel flow boiling mechanisms leading to burnout

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    Landram, C.S.

    1994-03-01

    The boiling mechanisms for microchannel flow are investigated when the channel cross-section in height to width is large (of order 10/1), near its single-phase optimum. A separated flow model was developed which allowed for saturated boiling near the heated base and single-phase flow elsewhere within the channel cross-section. In these high aspect ratio heat sinks, the role of subcooled boiling was found to be insignificant relative to that of saturated boiling, the latter allowing for a doubling of the applied heat load from single-phase operation before burnout was experienced. As the exit mass quality of the saturated region approached one for increasing heat flux, both the model and the experimental case indicated a burnout condition had also been approached. The model underpredicted the measured base temperature, which has been generally noted for saturated boiling in annular two-phase flow.

  18. The law of stable equilibrium and the entropy-based boiling curve for flow boiling

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    Francisco J. Collado

    2005-01-01

    Convective flow boiling in sub-cooled fluids is recognized as one of the few means of accommodating very high heat fluxes. There are many available correlations for predicting the inner wall temperature of the heated duct in the several regimes of the empirical Nukiyama boiling curve, although unfortunately there is no physical fundamentals of such curve. Recently, the author has shown

  19. The Transition From Nucleate Boiling Towards the Convection: Application to the Quenching of Metallic Massive Parts

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    Bourouga, Brahim [LTN-UMR 6607, Universite de Nantes, BP 50609 - 44306 Nantes cedex 3 (France); Gilles, Jerome [Saint-Gobain Research, BP 135, 93303 Aubervilliers Cedex (France)

    2007-04-07

    In a recent study on thermal aspects of the quenching process, we developed an original device of measurement which allowed to update the competition between the heat transfer modes according to the quenching conditions and the quenched part size. One shows that, according to the range value of Biot number, the more resistive one part is, the more the boiling phases are relatively short. In order to provide relatively precise data for simulation of the quenching process in the case of strongly resistive parts from a thermal point of view, we undertook experiments on the cooling transition from nucleate boiling towards the convection. The obtained experimental results show that the temperature of transition from the nucleate boiling to the convection increases when the bath temperature decreases. We present the differences between the values of convection coefficient according to whether the bath is agitated or not. Experimental results relating are compared to some classical correlations.

  20. ASTRID: A 3D Eulerian software for subcooled boiling modelling - comparison with experimental results in tubes and annuli

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    Briere, E.; Larrauri, D.; Olive, J. [Electricite de France, Chatou (France)

    1995-09-01

    For about four years, Electricite de France has been developing a 3-D computer code for the Eulerian simulation of two-phase flows. This code, named ASTRID, is based on the six-equation two-fluid model. Boiling water flows, such as those encountered in nuclear reactors, are among the main applications of ASTRID. In order to provide ASTRID with closure laws and boundary conditions suitable for boiling flows, a boiling model has been developed by EDF and the Institut de Mecanique des Fluides de Toulouse. In the fluid, the heat and mass transfer between a bubble and the liquid is being modelled. At the heating wall, the incipient boiling point is determined according to Hsu`s criterion and the boiling heat flux is split into three additive terms: a convective term, a quenching term and a vaporisation term. This model uses several correlations. EDF`s program in boiling two-phase flows also includes experimental studies, some of which are performed in collaboration with other laboratories. Refrigerant subcooled boiling both in tubular (DEBORA experiment, CEN Grenoble) and in annular geometry (Arizona State University Experiment) have been computed with ASTRID. The simulations show the satisfactory results already obtained on void fraction and liquid temperature. Ways of improvement of the model are drawn especially on the dynamical part.

  1. Transient behavior of superheated water jets boiling

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    Reshetnikov, A. V.; Busov, K. A.; Mazheiko, N. A.; Skokov, V. N.; Koverda, V. P.

    2012-06-01

    Superheated water flowing out from high-pressure chamber through short cylindrical and slot channel has been studied experimentally. Relation of vaporization mechanisms in superheated liquid (boiling in single, not interacting centers, intense heterogeneous vaporization, and homogeneous fluctuating nucleation) and respective forms of superheated water jets has been determined. Temperature intervals with transient behavior of boiling have been determined. It is shown that at transient behavior of boiling the amplitude of pulsations of jet parameters increases, and in the spectra of pulsation power, the low-frequency component 1/ f appears.

  2. A new definition of the logarithmic temperature scale based on the triple point of water

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    JULIO PELLICER; MARÍA-JESÚS HERNÁNDEZ; MANUEL DOLZ

    Using the triple point of water a.s a fixed point, a logarithmic temperature scale is defined. After establishing the relation between this scale and the thermodynamic scale, its scientific and academic advantages at low temperaturc are stated.

  3. Feedback stabilization of transition boiling states

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    Rob van Gils; Michel Speetjens; Henk Nijmeijer

    2010-01-01

    A nonlinear one-dimensional heat-transfer model for pool boiling systems is considered. The model involves only the temperature distribution within the heater and models the heat exchange with the boiling medium via a nonlinear boundary condition imposed at the fluid-heater interface. This compact model is employed for the design and analysis of a control strategy for the stabilization of unstable states

  4. Bubble — bubbles — boiling

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    Johannes Straub

    2005-01-01

    A short overview of boiling research in microgravity performed during the past two decades is subject of this presentation.\\u000a The research was concentrated on pool boiling without applying any external forces. The objective of this research was to\\u000a answer the questions: Is boiling an appropriate mechanism of heat transfer in space applications, and how do heat transfer\\u000a and bubble dynamics

  5. A uniform temperature, ultra-high heat flux liquid-cooled, power semiconductor package

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    Arthur H. Iversen; Stephen Whitaker

    1991-01-01

    A heat-exchange process for use in semiconductor heat sinks is described. It involves the use of subcooled nucleate boiling at concave curved surfaces, where radial acceleration can be used to develop significant and beneficial buoyancy forces. This system provides a heat transfer surface with a uniform temperature (the boiling point of the fluid) and requires no vapor-liquid separation process since

  6. A uniform temperature, ultra high heat flux liquid cooled, power semiconductor package

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Arthur H. Iversen; S. Whitaker

    1989-01-01

    A new type of heat exchange process is described for use in semiconductor heat sinks. It involves the use of subcooled, nucleate boiling at concave curved surfaces where radial acceleration, v 2\\/r, can be used to develop significant and beneficial buoyancy forces. The system provides a heat transfer surface with a uniform temperature, i.e. the boiling point of the fluid,

  7. Evaporation, Boiling and Bubbles

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    Goodwin, Alan

    2012-01-01

    Evaporation and boiling are both terms applied to the change of a liquid to the vapour/gaseous state. This article argues that it is the formation of bubbles of vapour within the liquid that most clearly differentiates boiling from evaporation although only a minority of chemistry textbooks seems to mention bubble formation in this context. The…

  8. Conceptual design for spacelab pool boiling experiment

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    Lienhard, J. H.; Peck, R. E.

    1978-01-01

    A pool boiling heat transfer experiment to be incorporated with a larger two-phase flow experiment on Spacelab was designed to confirm (or alter) the results of earth-normal gravity experiments which indicate that the hydrodynamic peak and minimum pool boiling heat fluxes vanish at very low gravity. Twelve small sealed test cells containing water, methanol or Freon 113 and cylindrical heaters of various sizes are to be built. Each cell will be subjected to one or more 45 sec tests in which the surface heat flux on the heaters is increased linearly until the surface temperature reaches a limiting value of 500 C. The entire boiling process will be photographed in slow-motion. Boiling curves will be constructed from thermocouple and electric input data, for comparison with the motion picture records. The conduct of the experiment will require no more than a few hours of operator time.

  9. Thermosyphon boiling in vertical channels

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    Bar-Cohen, A.; Schweitzer, H.

    The thermal characteristics of ebullient cooling systems for VHSIC and VLSI microelectronic component thermal control are studied by experimentally and analytically investigating boiling heat transfer from a pair of flat, closely spaced, isoflux plates immersed in saturated water. A theoretical model for liquid flow rate through the channel is developed and used as a basis for correlating the rate of heat transfer from the channel walls. Experimental results for wall temperature as a function of axial location, heat flux, and plate spacing are presented. The finding that the wall superheat at constant imposed heat flux decreases as the channel is narrowed is explained with the aid of a boiling thermosiphon analysis which yields the mass flux through the channel.

  10. EVALUATION OF ROTARY KILN INCINERATOR OPERATION AT LOW TO MODERATE TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS VOLUME 1. TECHNICAL RESULTS

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    A test program was performed at the Environmental Protection Agency Incineration Research Facility to study the effectiveness of incineration at low-to-moderate temperatures in decontaminating soils containing organic compounds with different volatilities (boiling points). The da...

  11. ``Boiling'' in the water evaporating meniscus induced by Marangoni flow

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    Liu, Xiang; Guo, Dan; Xie, Guoxin; Liu, Shuhai; Luo, Jianbin

    2012-11-01

    A counterintuitive phenomenon, "boiling," was directly observed near the contact line of the pure water meniscus formed in a ball and disk configuration, when the ball temperature was far lower than the saturation temperature of water. The number of the emerging bubbles due to "boiling" increased with ball temperature rising; each bubble would expanse initially and then collapse. When two surfaces were heated to the same temperature, "boiling" disappeared. It was proposed that the temperature gradient between the two surfaces initiated Marangoni flow, which hindered flow toward the film, resulting in the negative pressure and cavitation in the liquid film.

  12. 46 CFR 154.709 - Cargo boil-off as fuel: Gas detection equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...boil-off as fuel: Gas detection equipment. 154.709 Section 154...BULK LIQUEFIED GASES Design, Construction and Equipment Cargo Pressure and Temperature...boil-off as fuel: Gas detection equipment. (a) The continuous...

  13. Cathodic polarization curves of the oxygen reduction reaction on various structural materials of boiling water reactors in high temperature–high purity water

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    Masahiko Tachibana; Kazushige Ishida; Yoichi Wada; Ryosuke Shimizu; Nobuyuki Ota; Nobuyoshi Hara

    2012-01-01

    Cathodic polarization curves of the O2 reduction reaction were measured by using electrodes made from typical structural materials of boiling water reactors (BWRs) to evaluate the effects of kind of material on the electrochemical corrosion potential (ECP) calculation. To estimate ECPs at any region in the BWRs on the basis of the BWR environmental conditions, anodic and cathodic polarization curves

  14. Thermodynamics of Flow Boiling Heat Transfer

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    Collado, F. J.

    2003-05-01

    Convective boiling in sub-cooled water flowing through a heated channel is essential in many engineering applications where high heat flux needs to be accommodated. It has been customary to represent the heat transfer by the boiling curve, which shows the heat flux versus the wall-minus-saturation temperature difference. However it is a rather complicated problem, and recent revisions of two-phase flow and heat transfer note that calculated values of boiling heat transfer coefficients present many uncertainties. Quite recently, the author has shown that the average thermal gap in the heated channel (the wall temperature minus the average temperature of the coolant) was tightly connected with the thermodynamic efficiency of a theoretical reversible engine placed in this thermal gap. In this work, whereas this correlation is checked again with data taken by General Electric (task III) for water at high pressure, a possible connection between this wall efficiency and the reversible-work theorem is explored.

  15. Steady-state solutions in a three-dimensional nonlinear pool-boiling heat-transfer model

    E-print Network

    and the mean fluid-heater interface temperature, i.e. the boiling curve [4]. Improvement of boiling processesSteady-state solutions in a three-dimensional nonlinear pool-boiling heat-transfer model Michel. Abstract We consider a relatively simple model for pool-boiling processes. This model involves only

  16. Steady-state solutions in a three-dimensional nonlinear pool-boiling heat-transfer model

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    and the mean fluid-heater interface temperature (the so-called boiling curve; see [6]). Improvement of boilingSteady-state solutions in a three-dimensional nonlinear pool-boiling heat-transfer model Michel. Abstract We consider a relatively simple model for pool-boiling processes. This model in- volves only

  17. Pool boiling studies on nanotextured surfaces under highly subcooled conditions

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    Sathyamurthi, Vijaykumar

    2009-05-15

    -B) in height. A third bare silicon wafer is used for control experiments. The test fluid is PF-5060, a fluoroinert with a boiling point of 56°C (Manufacturer: 3M Co.). The apparatus is of the constant heat flux type. Pool boiling experiments in nucleate...

  18. Pool boiling heat transfer characteristics of liquid 3 He below 1 K

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    M. Maeda; A. Beppu; Y. Fujii; T. Shigi

    2000-01-01

    Heat transfer characteristics from a flat smooth copper surface to liquid 3He have been studied between 0.5 and 1 K under saturated vapor pressure. Liquid 3He behaves as normal liquid down to the lowest temperature among all substances, and has no pre-exciting bubble nucleus and dissolved liquids because of the lowest boiling point and the small surface tension. Therefore, it

  19. Effects of Heavy Hydrogen and Oxygen on the Triple-Point Temperature of Water

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    White, D. R.; Dransfield, T. D.; Strouse, G. F.; Tew, W. L.; Rusby, R. L.; Gray, J.

    2003-09-01

    The temperature of the triple point of water is dependent on the isotopic composition of the water. The depletion of heavy isotopes arising from the use of fresh water rather than seawater, and from distillation and degassing of the water during manufacture of the cells, leads to cells realizing temperatures up to 80 ?K lower than the definition. Five cells of varying isotopic composition were compared to evaluate the practicality of applying corrections for isotopic composition. It was found that the correction constants for deuterium and 18O measured previously by Kiyosawa were consistent with the measurements of the cells. Both of the correction constants are larger than predicted by interpolation between the triple-point temperatures of the pure isotopomers. Application of the corrections for isotopic composition eliminates a significant bias in the triple-point temperature and reduces the uncertainty in the triple-point temperature due to isotopic composition from ±40 ?K to better than ±3 ?K.

  20. Enhancements of Nucleate Boiling Under Microgravity Conditions

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    Zhang, Nengli; Chao, David F.; Yang, W. J.

    2000-01-01

    This paper presents two means for enhancing nucleate boiling and critical heat flux under microgravity conditions: using micro-configured metal-graphite composites as the boiling surface and dilute aqueous solutions of long-chain alcohols as the working fluid. In the former, thermocapillary force induced by temperature difference between the graphite-fiber tips and the metal matrix plays an important role in bubble detachment. Thus boiling-heat transfer performance does not deteriorate in a reduced-gravity environment. In the latter cases, the surface tension-temperature gradient of the long-chain alcohol solutions turns positive as the temperature exceeds a certain value. Consequently, the Marangoni effect does not impede, but rather aids in bubble departure from the heating surface. This feature is most favorable in microgravity. As a result, the bubble size of departure is substantially reduced at higher frequencies. Based on the existing experimental data, and a two-tier theoretical model, correlation formulas are derived for nucleate boiling on the copper-graphite and aluminum-graphite composite surfaces, in both the isolated and coalesced bubble regimes. In addition, performance equations for nucleate boiling and critical heat flux in dilute aqueous solutions of long-chain alcohols are obtained.

  1. Thermoelectric generator utilizing boiling-condensation (experiment and modeling)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ren Cai Chu; Kanichi KADOTANI; Toshiya SHINTANI; Toshinobu TANIMURA; Tsutomu HATANAKA; S. Nishio

    2003-01-01

    A thermoelectric generator utilizing boiling and condensation of thermal medium circulating between a boiler and condensers was proposed in this study. Fuluorinert (FC5312) was used as the thermal medium (working fluid). A vertical tube type boiler with an outside forced convective heat transfer and an inside natural convective boiling was chosen. In order to increase the hot side temperature of

  2. Characteristic boiling curve of carbon nanotube nanofluid as determined by the transient calorimeter technique

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    H. S. Xue; J. R. Fan; R. H. Hong; Y. C. Hu

    2007-01-01

    Nickel-plated copper sphere is employed as the transient calorimeter to explore the boiling heat transfer characteristics of carbon nanotube (CNT) nanofluid. As compared to water, aqueous gum arabic (GA) solution has an enhanced critical heat flux (CHF), transition boiling, and minimum heat flux in film boiling (Leidenfrost point). CNT nanofluid has higher CHF than GA solution. Better wettability and deposits

  3. Boiling Crisis as a Non-Equilibrium Drying V. S. Nikolayev, D. A. Beysens, J. Hegseth

    E-print Network

    Nikolayev, Vadim S.

    of the boiling crisis. Near the gas-liquid critical point for the given fluid, the bubble growth is very slowBoiling Crisis as a Non-Equilibrium Drying Transition V. S. Nikolayev, D. A. Beysens, J. Hegseth Department of Physics, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA 1 #12;Abstract The boiling

  4. INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF HEATING METHOD ON POOL BOILING HEAT TRANSFER

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    Kandlikar, Satish

    boiling performance is the focal point of this study. In the present study, experimental data is obtainedINVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF HEATING METHOD ON POOL BOILING HEAT TRANSFER Satish G. Kandlikar-mail: SGKEME@RIT.EDU ABSTRACT Pool boiling experiments are generally conducted with electrically heated

  5. Temperature-dependent growth mechanism and microstructure of ZnO nanostructures grown from the thermal oxidation of zinc

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    Yuan, Lu; Wang, Chao; Cai, Rongsheng; Wang, Yiqian; Zhou, Guangwen

    2014-03-01

    We report a detailed study on the growth morphologies and microstructure of ZnO nanostructures formed from the oxidation of Zn at different temperatures. ZnO shows bicrystalline nanowire morphology for oxidation below the melting point of Zn, and single-crystalline morphology between the melting and boiling points of Zn, and tetrapod morphology above the boiling point of Zn. The morphological and microstructural variations are attributed to the temperature-dependent oxide growth mechanisms, i.e., the oxidation below the melting point of Zn is dominated by a solid-solid transformation process, a liquid-solid process between the melting and boiling points of Zn, and a vapor-solid process above the boiling point of Zn. The understanding of the oxide growth mechanisms from these results may have practical implications for rational control of the morphology, crystallinity, preferential growth directions, shape and aspect ratio of ZnO nanostructures

  6. Heat transport in boiling turbulent Rayleigh-B\\'{e}nard convection

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    Lakkaraju, Rajaram; Oresta, Paolo; Verzicco, Roberto; Lohse, Detlef; Prosperetti, Andrea

    2014-01-01

    Boiling is an extremely effective way to promote heat transfer from a hot surface to a liquid due to several mechanisms many of which are not understood in quantitative detail. An important component of the overall process is that the buoyancy of the bubbles compounds with that of the liquid to give rise to a much enhanced natural convection. In this paper we focus specifically on this enhancement and present a numerical study of the resulting two-phase Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection process. We make no attempt to model other aspects of the boiling process such as bubble nucleation and detachment. We consider a cylindrical cell with a diameter equal to its height. The cell base and top are held at temperatures above and below the boiling point of the liquid, respectively. By keeping the temperature difference constant and changing the liquid pressure we study the effect of the liquid superheat in a Rayleigh number range that, in the absence of boiling, would be between $2\\times10^6$ and $5\\times10^9$. We find a...

  7. Experimental study on the onset of nucleate boiling in narrow channel by using grey relational analysis (GRA)

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    Han, Dong; Gao, Puzhen; Yan, Liming; Lv, Lulu

    2013-07-01

    The point of ONB (Onset of Nucleate Boiling) is a key point of boiling heat transfer in narrow channels. Due to the special structure and complex flow, the points of ONB in narrow channels are affected by many factors, their characteristics are not understood completely yet. In order to study relevant influence factors on ONB in narrow channel from the aspect of quantitative analysis, GRA (Grey Relational Analysis) is applied to analyze the experimental data of ONB in narrow channel by taking water as the working fluid. And then the intensity sequence of the factors that have effects on ONB are confirmed as the heat flux, outlet dryness, pressure, mass flow rate, inlet temperature and outlet temperature. Through analyzing the data of ONB of newly published literatures, the mechanisms for the main influence factors are suggested.

  8. A fundamental study of nucleate pool boiling under microgravity

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    Ervin, Jamie S.; Merte, Herman, Jr.

    1991-01-01

    An experimental study of incipient boiling in short-term microgravity and with a/g = +/- 1 for pool boiling was performed. Calibrated thin gold films sputtered on a smoothly polished quartz surface were used simultaneously for thermal resistance measurements and heating of the boiling surface. The gold films were used for both transient and quasi-steady heating surface temperature measurements. Two test vessels were constructed for precise measurement and control of fluid temperature and pressure: a laboratory pool boiling vessel for the a/g = +/- experiments and a pool boiling vessel designed for the 131 m free-fall in the NASA Lewis Research Center Microgravity Research Facility for the microgravity tests. Measurements included the heater surface temperature, the pressure near the heating surface, and the bulk liquid temperatures. High speed photography was used in the experiments. With high quality microgravity and the measured initial temperature of the quiescent test fluid, R113, the temperature distribution in the liquid at the moment of boiling inception resulting from an imposed step in heat flux is known with a certainty not possible previously. The types of boiling propagation across the large flat heating surface are categorized; the conditions necessary for their occurrence are described. Explosive boiling propagation with a striking pattern of small scale protuberances over the entire vapor mass periphery not observed previously at low heat flux levels is described. For the heater surface with a/g = -1, a step in the heater surface temperature of short duration was imposed. The resulting liquid temperature distribution at the moment of boiling inception was different from that obtained with a step in heat flux.

  9. A Fundamental Study of Nucleate Pool Boiling Under Microgravity

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ervin, Jamie S.; Merte, Herman, Jr.

    1996-01-01

    An experimental study of incipient boiling in short-term microgravity and with a/g = +/- 1 for pool boiling was performed. Calibrated thin gold films sputtered on a smoothly polished quartz surface were used simultaneously for thermal-resistance measurements and heating of the boiling surface. The gold films were used for both transient and quasi-steady heating surface temperature measurements. Two test vessels were constructed for precise measurement and control of fluid temperature and pressure: a laboratory pool boiling vessel for the a/g = +/- 1 experiments and a pool boiling vessel designed for the 131 m free-fall in the NASA Lewis Research Center Microgravity Research Facility for the microgravity tests. Measurements included the heater surface temperature, the pressure near the heating surface, the bulk liquid temperatures. High speed photography (up to 1,000 frames per second) was used in the experiments. With high quality microgravity and the measured initial temperature of the quiescent test fluid, R113, the temperature distribution in the liquid at the moment of boiling inception resulting from an imposed step in heat flux is known with a certainty not possible previously. The types of boiling propagation across the large flat heating surface, some observed here for the first time, are categorized; the conditions necessary for their occurrence are described. Explosive boiling propagation with a striking pattern of small scale protuberances over the entire vapor mass periphery not observed previously at low heat flux levels (on the order of 5 W/cm(exp 2)) is described. For the heater surface with a/g = -1, a step in the heater surface temperature of short duration was imposed. The resulting liquid temperature distribution at the moment of boiling inception was different from that obtained with a step in heat flux.

  10. Pool boiling heat transfer on small heaters: effect of gravity and subcooling

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    Kim, Jungho

    Abstract Measurements of space and time resolved subcooled pool boiling of FC-72 in low, earth, and high to increase in size with bulk fluid temperature. Boiling curves at various subcoolings and gravity levelsPool boiling heat transfer on small heaters: effect of gravity and subcooling Jungho Kim a,*, John

  11. Effects of Heavy Hydrogen and Oxygen on the Triple-Point Temperature of Water

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. R. White; T. D. Dransfield; G. F. Strouse; W. L. Tew; R. L. Rusby; J. Gray

    2003-01-01

    The temperature of the triple point of water is dependent on the isotopic composition of the water. The depletion of heavy isotopes arising from the use of fresh water rather than seawater, and from distillation and degassing of the water during manufacture of the cells, leads to cells realizing temperatures up to 80 muK lower than the definition. Five cells

  12. Effects of Heavy Hydrogen and Oxygen on the Triple-Point Temperature of Water

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. R. White; T. D. Dransfield; G. F. Strouse; W. L. Tew; R. L. Rusby; J. Gray

    2003-01-01

    The temperature of the triple point of water is dependent on the isotopic composition of the water. The depletion of heavy isotopes arising from the use of fresh water rather than seawater, and from distillation and degassing of the water during manufacture of the cells, leads to cells realizing temperatures up to 80 ?K lower than the definition. Five cells

  13. Nucleate boiling in thin liquid films

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    P. J. Marto; D. K. MacKenzie; A. D. Rivers

    1977-01-01

    Experimental results are presented for distilled water, ethyl alcohol and Freon-113 at atmospheric pressure with liquid levels ranging from pool depths of 25 mm down to thin films near 0.5 mm. Pool boiling data compare favorably with the Rohsenow correlation. Temperature measurements with thermocouples and liquid crystals show that liquid level has little effect on the heat transfer coefficient above

  14. 156 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPONENTS AND PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES, VOL. 32, NO. 1, MARCH 2009 Pool Boiling Experiments on

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    Banerjee, Debjyoti

    flux in the film boiling regime for the Leidenfrost point by 175% (compared to bare silicon wafer). Index Terms--Carbon nanotube, cooling, critical heat flux (CHF), film boiling, Leidenfrost point Boiling Experiments on a Nano-Structured Surface Hee Seok Ahn, Vijaykumar Sathyamurthi, and Debjyoti

  15. Temperature dependence of the zero point kinetic energy in ice and water above room temperature

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    Senesi, R.; Romanelli, G.; Adams, M. A.; Andreani, C.

    2013-12-01

    By means of Deep Inelastic Neutron Scattering we determined the temperature dependence of the proton kinetic energy in polycrystalline ice Ih between 5 K and 271 K. We compare our results with predictions form Path Integral quantum simulations and semiclassical quasi-harmonic models with phase-dependent frequencies. The latter show the best agreement with the experiment if the librational contribution is properly taken into account. The kinetic energy increase with temperature in ice is also found to be approximately a factor ? 5 smaller than in the case of liquid water above room temperature, highlighting the role played by anharmonic quantum fluctuations in the two phases.

  16. Realization of the Temperature Scale in the Range from 234.3 K (Hg Triple Point) to 1084.62°C (Cu Freezing Point) in Croatia

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    Zvizdic, Davor; Veliki, Tomislav; Grgec Bermanec, Lovorka

    2008-06-01

    This article describes the realization of the International Temperature Scale in the range from 234.3 K (mercury triple point) to 1084.62°C (copper freezing point) at the Laboratory for Process Measurement (LPM), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FSB), University of Zagreb. The system for the realization of the ITS-90 consists of the sealed fixed-point cells (mercury triple point, water triple point and gallium melting point) and the apparatus designed for the optimal realization of open fixed-point cells which include the gallium melting point, tin freezing point, zinc freezing point, aluminum freezing point, and copper freezing point. The maintenance of the open fixed-point cells is described, including the system for filling the cells with pure argon and for maintaining the pressure during the realization.

  17. Modeling of Aerobrake Ballute Stagnation Point Temperature and Heat Transfer to Inflation Gas

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    Bahrami, Parviz A.

    2012-01-01

    A trailing Ballute drag device concept for spacecraft aerocapture is considered. A thermal model for calculation of the Ballute membrane temperature and the inflation gas temperature is developed. An algorithm capturing the most salient features of the concept is implemented. In conjunction with the thermal model, trajectory calculations for two candidate missions, Titan Explorer and Neptune Orbiter missions, are used to estimate the stagnation point temperature and the inflation gas temperature. Radiation from both sides of the membrane at the stagnation point and conduction to the inflating gas is included. The results showed that the radiation from the membrane and to a much lesser extent conduction to the inflating gas, are likely to be the controlling heat transfer mechanisms and that the increase in gas temperature due to aerodynamic heating is of secondary importance.

  18. Electronic rhinological thermometer for three-point air temperature measurement in nasal cavity

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    ?nieg, Marcin; Paczesny, Daniel; Weremczuk, Jerzy

    2008-01-01

    This article describes the design and construction of diagnostic medical system for air temperature measurement in nasal cavity. Concept of three-point thermometer is connected with single point electronic thermometer for air temperature measurement in nasal cavity that was previously constructed [1]. Researches were done in Microsystems and Sensors Research Group (WUT) with cooperation of physicians and laryngologists from Otolaryngology Department, Military Medical Institute, Warsaw. Measurement system consist of microprocessor module which periodically collects samples of air temperature from different part of nasal cavity, measurement head with three temperature sensors, and computer software presenting on-line results, calculating breathing parameters and storing data in database. Air temperature is measured in nasal cavity, middle part cavity and nasopharynx during regular respiration process.

  19. Evaluation of engine coolants under flow boiling conditions

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    McAssey, E.V. Jr.; Stinson, C. [Villanova Univ., PA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Gollin, M. [ARCO Chemical Co., Newtown Square, PA (United States)

    1995-12-31

    An experimental program has been conducted to evaluate the heat transfer performance of two engine coolant mixtures, propylene-glycol/water and ethylene-glycol/water. In each mixture, the concentration was 50-50 by volume. Performance in this situation is defined as the ability to maintain a lower surface temperature for a given flux. The heat transfer regimes considered covered the range from single phase forced convection through saturated flow boiling. Results show that both coolants perform satisfactorily. However, in single phase convection, ethylene-glycol/water is slightly more effective. Conversely, for sub-cooled nucleate boiling and saturated boiling, propylene-glycol/water results in slightly lower metal temperatures.

  20. Core boiling during midloop operation

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    Fujita, N.; Rice, D.A. (Yankee Atomic Electric Co., Bolton, MA (US))

    1991-01-01

    The reactor coolant system (RCS) water level is reduced during each refueling at some plants. Decreasing the level below the top of the loop piping (midloop operation) may be necessary to work on unisolable RCS loop components. A loss of residual heat removal (RHR) under these conditions can be serious due to the reduced water inventory, air in the RCS, and openings in the RCS loops. Under certain conditions, a loss of RHR could lead to rapid core uncovery and potential fuel damage. Core boiling due to a loss of RHR during midloop operation has received little attention until recently. The transient involves complex phenomena induced by core boiling, such as inventory loss from RCS openings and differences between the downcomer and upper plenum water levels, with the reactor vessel acting like a manometer. These phenomena cannot be easily evaluated without a versatile thermal-hydraulic computer code such as RETRAN. This paper provides an analysis of these phenomena which reveals that the time to core uncovery is shortened by the loss of coolant through RCS openings and the manometer behavior of the reactor vessel water level. This analysis points out some limitations in applying the RETRAN code to this transient.

  1. A Method to Improve the Temperature Distribution of Holder Around the Fixed-Point Cell Position

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    Lim, S. D.; Karmalawi, A. M.; Salim, S. G. R.; Soliman, M. A.; Kim, B. H.; Lee, D. H.; Yoo, Y. S.

    2014-07-01

    The temperature profile along the furnaces used in heating high-temperature fixed points has a crucial impact on the quality and duration of melting plateaux, accordingly the accuracy of thermodynamic temperature determination of such fixed points. This paper describes a simple, yet efficient, approach for improving the temperature uniformity along a cell holder in high-temperature blackbody (HTBB) furnaces that use pyrolytic graphite rings as heating elements. The method has been applied on the KRISS' HTBB furnace. In this work, an ideal solution for arranging the heating elements inside the furnace is presented by which the temperature gradient across the cell holder can be kept as low as possible. Numerical calculations, based on a finite element method, have been carried out to find the best possible arrangement of the rings. This has been followed by measuring the temperature gradient along an empty cell holder to validate our calculations. A temperature gradient of 100 mK has been achieved at over a length of 50 mm within a cell holder of 10 cm in length. It has also been shown that for a 20 cm long holder surrounded by rings with an arbitrary resistance profile, the temperature uniformity can be improved by adding a few "hot" rings around the cell holder.

  2. Experimental study on subcooled flow boiling on heating surfaces with different thermal conductivities

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    Zou, Ling

    Subcooled flow boiling is generally characterized by high heat transfer capacity and low wall superheat, which is essential for cooling applications requiring high heat transfer rate, such as nuclear reactors and fossil boilers. In this study, subcooled flow boiling on copper and stainless steel heating surfaces was experimentally investigated from both macroscopic and microscopic points of view. Flow boiling heat flux and heat transfer coefficient were experimentally measured on both surfaces under different conditions, such as pressure, flow rate and inlet subcooling. Significant boiling heat transfer coefficient differences were found between the copper and the stainless steel heating surfaces. To explain the different flow boiling behaviors on these two heating surfaces, nucleation site density and bubble dynamics were visually observed and measured at different experimental conditions utilizing a high-speed digital video camera. These two parameters are believed to be keys in determining flow boiling heat flux. Wall superheat, critical cavity size and wall heat flux were used to correlate with nucleation site density data. Among them, wall heat flux shows the best correlation for eliminating both pressure and surface property effects. The observed nucleation site distribution shows a random distribution. When compared to the spatial Poisson distribution, similarity between them was found, while the measured nucleation site distribution is more uniform. From experimental observations, for the two surface materials investigated, which have similar surface wettability but sharply different thermal properties, bubble dynamics displayed fairly similar behavior. The obtained experimental results indicate that thermal conductivity of heating surface material plays an important role in boiling heat transfer. This is due to thermal conductivity having a significant impact on the lateral heat conduction at the heating surface and consequently temperature uniformity of the heating surface. A model was then developed and solved numerically for heat conduction at the heating surface when bubbles are present. Several key parameters which impact lateral heat conduction and surface temperature profile were studied. These parameters include material thermal conductivity, bubble size, heating surface thickness, etc. Numerical results show that, temperature profile on the heating surface tends to be more uniform and have a lower average value on a heating surface with higher thermal conductivity, which agrees well with the experimental observation.

  3. Progress report for the CCT-WG5 high temperature fixed point research plan

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    Machin, G.; Woolliams, E. R. [National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Hampton Road, Teddington, Middlesex,TW11 0LW (United Kingdom)] [National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Hampton Road, Teddington, Middlesex,TW11 0LW (United Kingdom); Anhalt, K. [Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Abbestrasse 2-12, 10587 Berlin (Germany)] [Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Abbestrasse 2-12, 10587 Berlin (Germany); Bloembergen, P. [National Institute of Metrology (NIM), Bei San Huan Dong Lu No. 18, Beijing, 100013 (China)] [National Institute of Metrology (NIM), Bei San Huan Dong Lu No. 18, Beijing, 100013 (China); Sadli, M. [Laboratoire Commun de Métrologie (LNE-Cnam), 61, rue du Landy, 93210 Saint-Denis, La Plaine (France)] [Laboratoire Commun de Métrologie (LNE-Cnam), 61, rue du Landy, 93210 Saint-Denis, La Plaine (France); Yamada, Y. [National Measurement Institute of Japan (NMIJ), AIST, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan)] [National Measurement Institute of Japan (NMIJ), AIST, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan)

    2013-09-11

    An overview of the progress in High Temperature Fixed Point (HTFP) research conducted under the auspices of the CCT-WG5 research plan is reported. In brief highlights are: Provisional long term stability of HTFPs has been demonstrated. Optimum construction methods for HTFPs have been established and high quality HTFPs of Co-C, Pt-C and Re-C have been constructed for thermodynamic temperature assignment. The major sources of uncertainty in the assignment of thermodynamic temperature have been identified and quantified. The status of absolute radiometric temperature measurement has been quantified through the circulation of a set of HTFPs. The measurement campaign to assign low uncertainty thermodynamic temperatures to a selected set of HTFPs will begin in mid-2012. It is envisaged that this will be complete by 2015 leading to HTFPs becoming routine reference standards for radiometry and high temperature metrology.

  4. Critical temperature of the leadbismuth eutectic (LBE) alloy Abdul-Majeed Azad *

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    Azad, Abdul-Majeed

    ; boiling point = 2022 K) and Pb (melting point = 600 K; boiling point = 1837 K) as well as the Pb­Bi eutectic alloy (LBE, melting point = 396 K; boil- ing point = 1943 K) have been serious contenders for use neutron absorption and activation, high boiling point and poor interaction with water and air, etc

  5. Conditional \\/point averaged\\/ temperature and velocities in a heated turbulent plane jet

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    P. E. Jenkins; V. W. Goldschmidt

    1976-01-01

    An experiment for the hot-wire measurement of point-averaged velocity and temperature profiles in a plane jet of air is described. The plane jet was heated by a 4 kW mesh wire heating element located in a plenum chamber. The conditional profiles were measured with respect to the relative positions of the moving temperature and velocity interfaces. The anemometer, set on

  6. Temperatures in the earth's core from melting-point measurements of iron at high static pressures

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    R. Boehler

    1993-01-01

    The most reliable method for determining the temperature gradient at the earth's core is the estimation of Fe and Fe-rich compounds' melting temperature at the pressure of the inner core boundary. Attention is presently given to melting-point measurements on Fe and Fe-O compounds at up to 2 Mbar. An extrapolation of these results to 3.3 Mbar yields an inner core

  7. Temperature and Species Measurements of Combustion Produced by a 9-Point Lean Direct Injector

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    Tedder, Sarah A.; Hicks, Yolanda R.; Locke, Randy J.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents measurements of temperature and relative species concentrations in the combustion flowfield of a 9-point swirl venturi lean direct injector fueled with JP-8. The temperature and relative species concentrations of the flame produced by the injector were measured using spontaneous Raman scattering (SRS). Results of measurements taken at four flame conditions are presented. The species concentrations reported are measured relative to nitrogen and include oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water.

  8. Boiling on Microconfigured Composite Surfaces Enhanced

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    Chao, David F.

    2000-01-01

    Boiling heat transfer is one of the key technologies for the two-phase active thermal-control system used on space platforms, as well as for the dynamic power systems aboard the International Space Station. Because it is an effective heat transfer mode, boiling is integral to many space applications, such as heat exchangers and other cooling devices. Nucleate boiling near the critical heat flux (CHF) can transport very large thermal loads with a much smaller device and much lower pumping power than for single-phase heat exchangers. However, boiling performance sharply deteriorates in a reduced-gravity environment, and operation in the CHF regime is somewhat perilous because of the risk of burnout to the device surface. New materials called microconfigured metal-graphite composites can enhance boiling. The photomicrograph shows the microconfiguration (x3000) of the copper-graphite (Cu-Gr) surface as viewed by scanning electronic microscope. The graphite fiber tips appear as plateaus with rugged surfaces embedded in the copper matrix. It has been experimentally demonstrated that this type of material manifests excellent boiling heat transfer performance characteristics and an increased CHF. Nonisothermal surfaces were less sensitive to variations of wall superheat in the CHF regime. Because of the great difference in conductivity between the copper base and the graphite fiber, the composite surfaces have a nonisothermal surface characteristic and, therefore, will have a much larger "safe" operating region in the CHF regime. In addition, the thermocapillary forces induced by the temperature differences between the fiber tips and the metal matrix play an important role in bubble detachment, and may not be adversely affected in a reduced-gravity environment. All these factors indicate that microconfigured composites may improve the reliability and economy (dominant factors in all space applications) of various thermal components found on spacecraft during future missions.

  9. Operation of a low temperature absorption chiller at rating point and at reduced evaporator temperature

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    Best, R.; Biermann, W.; Reimann, R. C.

    1985-01-01

    The returned fifteen ton Solar Absorption Machine (SAM) 015 chiller was given a cursory visual inspection, some obvious problems were remedied, and then it was placed on a test stand to get a measure of dirty performance. It was then given a standard acid clean, the water side of the tubes was brushed clean, and then the machine was retested. The before and after cleaning data were compared to equivalent data taken before the machine was shipped. The second part of the work statement was to experimentally demonstrate the technical feasibility of operating the chiller at evaporator temperatures below 0(0)C (32(0)F) and identify any operational problems.

  10. A probe for measuring temperature and pressure at the same points in a gas stream

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    Krause, L. N.; Glawe, G. E.; Dudzinski, T. J.

    1972-01-01

    Design features and characteristics of a means for measuring total temperature and total pressure at a single point in a gas stream are presented. A rake that provides five such combination measurements is described. Experimental data are included for the aerodynamic recovery and time response of the temperature sensor and for the flow-angle sensitivity of both the temperature and pressure sensors. Data were obtained over a subsonic Mach number range of 0.3 to 0.9 as well as at a Mach number of 1.4.

  11. Isotopic Effects on the Temperature of the Triple Point of Water

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    X. K. Yan; J. T. Zhang; Y. L. Wang; C. F. Ma; Y. N. Duan

    2008-01-01

    An investigation into the effects of isotopic composition on the triple point temperature of water has been carried out at the National Institute of Metrology (NIM), China, since redefinition of the kelvin with respect to Vienna Standard Mean Ocean Water (V-SMOW) was officially proposed by the Consultative Committee for Thermometry (CCT) in 2005. In this paper, a comparison of four

  12. Realization of the Temperature Scale in the Range from 234.3 K (Hg Triple Point) to 1084.62°C (Cu Freezing Point) in Croatia

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    Davor Zvizdic; Tomislav Veliki; Lovorka Grgec Bermanec

    2008-01-01

    This article describes the realization of the International Temperature Scale in the range from 234.3 K (mercury triple point)\\u000a to 1084.62°C (copper freezing point) at the Laboratory for Process Measurement (LPM), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and\\u000a Naval Architecture (FSB), University of Zagreb. The system for the realization of the ITS-90 consists of the sealed fixed-point\\u000a cells (mercury triple point, water triple

  13. Temperature (T) degrees Celsius (oC) arbitrary scale from 0oC at melting point of ice to 100oC at

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    Allan, Richard P.

    it increases the flow of energy from the body through evaporation (sweat) and sensible heat. 15oC may feel coolC at melting point of ice to 100oC at boiling point of water Also (Kelvin, K) = oC plus 273.15 0 K is absolute body has an energy balance just like the Earth (solar radiative heating, thermal radiative heating/cooling

  14. Analysis of Screen Channel LAD Bubble Point Tests in Liquid Methane at Elevated Temperature

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    Hartwig, Jason; McQuillen, John

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines the effect of varying the liquid temperature and pressure on the bubble point pressure for screen channel Liquid Acquisition Devices in cryogenic liquid methane using gaseous helium across a wide range of elevated pressures and temperatures. Testing of a 325 x 2300 Dutch Twill screen sample was conducted in the Cryogenic Components Lab 7 facility at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Test conditions ranged from 105 to 160K and 0.0965 - 1.78 MPa. Bubble point is shown to be a strong function of the liquid temperature and a weak function of the amount of subcooling at the LAD screen. The model predicts well for saturated liquid but under predicts the subcooled data.

  15. Development of a new radiometer for the thermodynamic measurement of high temperature fixed points

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    Dury, M. R.; Goodman, T. M.; Lowe, D. H.; Machin, G.; Woolliams, E. R. [National Physical Laboratory, Teddington (United Kingdom)] [National Physical Laboratory, Teddington (United Kingdom)

    2013-09-11

    The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a new radiometer to measure the thermodynamic melting point temperatures of high temperature fixed points with ultra-low uncertainties. In comparison with the NPL's Absolute Radiation Thermometer (ART), the 'THermodynamic Optical Radiometer' (THOR) is more portable and compact, with a much lower size-of-source effect and improved performance in other parameters such as temperature sensitivity. It has been designed for calibration as a whole instrument via the radiance method, removing the need to calibrate the individual subcomponents, as required by ART, and thereby reducing uncertainties. In addition, the calibration approach has been improved through a new integrating sphere that has been designed to have greater uniformity.

  16. Estimation of the temperature dependent interaction between uncharged point defects in Si

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    Kamiyama, Eiji; Vanhellemont, Jan; Sueoka, Koji

    2015-01-01

    A method is described to estimate the temperature dependent interaction between two uncharged point defects in Si based on DFT calculations. As an illustration, the formation of the uncharged di-vacancy V2 is discussed, based on the temperature dependent attractive field between both vacancies. For that purpose, all irreducible configurations of two uncharged vacancies are determined, each with their weight given by the number of equivalent configurations. Using a standard 216-atoms supercell, nineteen irreducible configurations of two vacancies are obtained. The binding energies of all these configurations are calculated. Each vacancy is surrounded by several attractive sites for another vacancy. The obtained temperature dependent of total volume of these attractive sites has a radius that is closely related with the capture radius for the formation of a di-vacancy that is used in continuum theory. The presented methodology can in principle also be applied to estimate the capture radius for pair formation of any type of point defects.

  17. BOILING CRISIS:THEORY,SIMULATION,AND EXPERIMENTSBOILING CRISIS: THEORY, SIMULATION, AND EXPERIMENTS Boiling is a very efficient way to transfer heat from a heater to the liquid heat carrier. We discuss the

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    Nikolayev, Vadim S.

    . It is true that boiling has been exten- sively studied from an empirical point of view for the most commonBOILING CRISIS:THEORY,SIMULATION,AND EXPERIMENTSBOILING CRISIS: THEORY, SIMULATION, AND EXPERIMENTS Boiling is a very efficient way to transfer heat from a heater to the liquid heat carrier. We discuss

  18. Destabilization of film boiling

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    S. G. Bankoff

    1980-01-01

    Some recent results are reviewed on the destabilization of film boiling, both under quasi-steady and fast-transient conditions, and with both solid-liquid and liquid-liquid systems. Interest has been generated in this phenomenon in connection with the triggering of vapor explosions and the rewetting of hot dry surfaces. Several theoretical and experimental models are used in calculations: an adsorption theory for the

  19. Cryogenic Boil-Off Reduction System Testing

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    Plachta, David W.; Johnson, Wesley L.; Feller, Jeffrey R.

    2014-01-01

    Cryogenic propellants such as liquid hydrogen (LH2) and liquid oxygen (LO2) are a part of NASA's future space exploration due to the high specific impulse that can be achieved using engines suitable for moving 10's to 100's of metric tons of payload mass to destinations outside of low earth orbit. However, the low storage temperatures of LH2 and LO2 cause substantial boil-off losses for missions with durations greater than several days. The losses can be greatly reduced by incorporating high performance cryocooler technology to intercept heat load to the propellant tanks and by the integration of self-supporting multi-layer insulation. The active thermal control technology under development is the integration of the reverse turbo- Brayton cycle cryocooler to the propellant tank through a distributed cooling network of tubes coupled to a shield in the tank insulation and to the tank wall itself. Also, the self-supporting insulation technology was utilized under the shield to obtain needed tank applied LH2 performance. These elements were recently tested at NASA Glenn Research Center in a series of three tests, two that reduced LH2 boil-off and one to eliminate LO2 boil-off. This test series was conducted in a vacuum chamber that replicated the vacuum of space and the temperatures of low Earth orbit. The test results show that LH2 boil-off was reduced 60% by the cryocooler system operating at 90K and that robust LO2 zero boil-off storage, including full tank pressure control was achieved.

  20. On using film boiling to thermally decompose liquid organic chemicals: Application to ethyl acetate as a model compound

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    Walter, M.Todd

    flux (CHF) Leidenfrost point a b s t r a c t Film boiling on a horizontal tube is used to studyOn using film boiling to thermally decompose liquid organic chemicals: Application to ethyl acetate 21 August 2013 Keywords: Film boiling Thermal decomposition Pyrolysis Ethyl acetate Critical heat

  1. Optimization of the thermogauge furnace for realizing high temperature fixed points

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    Wang, T.; Dong, W. [National Institute of Metrology (NIM), Beijing (China)] [National Institute of Metrology (NIM), Beijing (China); Liu, F. [AVIC China Precision Engineering Institute for Aircraft Industry, Beijing (China)] [AVIC China Precision Engineering Institute for Aircraft Industry, Beijing (China)

    2013-09-11

    The thermogauge furnace was commonly used in many NMIs as a blackbody source for calibration of the radiation thermometer. It can also be used for realizing the high temperature fixed point(HTFP). According to our experience, when realizing HTFP we need the furnace provide relative good temperature uniformity to avoid the possible damage to the HTFP. To improve temperature uniformity in the furnace, the furnace tube was machined near the tube ends with a help of a simulation analysis by 'ansys workbench'. Temperature distributions before and after optimization were measured and compared at 1300 °C, 1700°C, 2500 °C, which roughly correspond to Co-C(1324 °C), Pt-C(1738 °C) and Re-C(2474 °C), respectively. The results clearly indicate that through machining the tube the temperature uniformity of the Thermogage furnace can be remarkably improved. A Pt-C high temperature fixed point was realized in the modified Thermogauge furnace subsequently, the plateaus were compared with what obtained using old heater, and the results were presented in this paper.

  2. Sub-Cooled Pool Boiling Enhancement with Nanofluids

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    Rice, Elliott Charles

    Phase-change heat transfer is an important process used in many engineering thermal designs. Boiling is an important phase change phenomena as it is a common heat transfer process in many thermal systems. Phase change processes are critical to thermodynamic cycles as most closed loop systems have an evaporator, in which the phase change process occurs. There are many applications/processes in which engineers employ the advantages of boiling heat transfer, as they seek to improve heat transfer performance. Recent research efforts have experimentally shown that nanofluids can have significantly better heat transfer properties than those of the pure base fluids, such as water. The objective of this study is to improve the boiling curve of de-ionized water by adding aluminum oxide nanoparticles in 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.3% and 0.4% wt concentrations in a sub-cooled pool boiling apparatus. Enhancement to the boiling curve can be quantified in two ways: (i) the similar heat fluxes of de-ionized water at smaller excess temperature, indicating similar quantity of heat removal at lower temperatures and (ii) greater heat fluxes than de-ionized water at similar excess temperatures indicating better heat transfer at similar excess temperatures. In the same fashion, the secondary objective is to increase the convective heat transfer coefficient due to boiling by adding different concentrations of aluminum oxide nanoparticles.

  3. A simple correlation to predict the hydrate quadruple point temperature for LPG mixtures

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    Yousif, M.H. [IITRI/Westport Technology Center International, Houston, TX (United States); Short, J.E. [Scientific Software-Intercomp, Houston, TX (United States)

    1997-12-31

    A simple correlation to predict the hydrate upper quadruple point temperature, T{sub Q2B} for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) mixtures was developed. It was developed for use as a part of a modeling and control system for a LPG pipeline in Russia. For performance reasons, a simple hydrate prediction correlation was required that could be incorporated into the real-time and predictive pipeline simulation models. The operating company required both real time and predictive simulation tools be developed to assist in preventing hydrate blockages while minimizing the use of methanol. In this particular pipeline, LPG fluid moves through the pipeline as a single phase liquid above its bubble point pressure. Because of the very low flow rates, the trace amount of water present in the LPG drops out and creates water pools at low points in the pipeline. The pipeline pressure and seasonal temperatures are conducive for hydrate formation in these pools. Methanol and monoethylene glycol (MEG) are injected in the pipeline to help prevent hydrate formation. The newly developed correlation predicts the hydrate quadruple point temperature using only the composition and the molecular weight of the LPG mixture while retaining an accuracy comparable to the statistical thermodynamic models throughout the range of normal operating conditions.

  4. Boiling of HFE-7100 on a straight pin fin

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    Liu, Z. W.; Lin, W. W.; Lee, D. J.; Hsu, J. P.

    2001-03-01

    This paper deals with an experimental investigation of pin fin boiling of saturated and subcooled HFE-7100 under atmospheric pressure. Fin base temperature and heat flux data are measured along with the fin tip temperature. The basic features of boiling stability of HFE-7100 boiling on pin fin had been reported for the first time. For a given liquid/heating surface combination there exist upper steady-state (USS) branch and lower steady-state (LSS) branch, and a large, unstable regime located in between. Zones with different stability characteristics are mapped according to boiling on fins with different aspect ratios. Liquid subcooling can largely enhance heat transfer performance. A longer fin can provide a safer operation.

  5. Boiling incipience and convective boiling of neon and nitrogen

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    Papell, S. S.; Hendricks, R. C.

    1977-01-01

    Forced convection and subcooled boiling heat transfer data for liquid nitrogen and liquid neon were obtained in support of a design study for a 30 tesla cryomagnet cooled by forced convection of liquid neon. The cryogen data obtained over a range of system pressures, fluid flow rates, and applied heat fluxes were used to develop correlations for predicting boiling incipience and convective boiling heat transfer coefficients in uniformly heated flow channels. The accuracy of the correlating equations was then evaluated. A technique was also developed to calculate the position of boiling incipience in a uniformly heated flow channel. Comparisons made with the experimental data showed a prediction accuracy of + or - 15 percent.

  6. 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Chapter 5 Global Temperatures

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    Pan, Feifei

    and Heat Transfer #12;© 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. · Fahrenheit (°F) ­ Ice melting point at 32°F, boiling point of water at 212ºF · Celsius (°C) ­ Ice melting point at 0°C, boiling point of water at sea level

  7. Liquid Oxygen Liquid Acquisition Device Bubble Point Tests with High Pressure LOX at Elevated Temperatures

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    Jurns, John M.; Hartwig, Jason W.

    2011-01-01

    When transferring propellant in space, it is most efficient to transfer single phase liquid from a propellant tank to an engine. In earth s gravity field or under acceleration, propellant transfer is fairly simple. However, in low gravity, withdrawing single-phase fluid becomes a challenge. A variety of propellant management devices (PMD) are used to ensure single-phase flow. One type of PMD, a liquid acquisition device (LAD) takes advantage of capillary flow and surface tension to acquire liquid. The present work reports on testing with liquid oxygen (LOX) at elevated pressures (and thus temperatures) (maximum pressure 1724 kPa and maximum temperature 122K) as part of NASA s continuing cryogenic LAD development program. These tests evaluate LAD performance for LOX stored in higher pressure vessels that may be used in propellant systems using pressure fed engines. Test data shows a significant drop in LAD bubble point values at higher liquid temperatures, consistent with lower liquid surface tension at those temperatures. Test data also indicates that there are no first order effects of helium solubility in LOX on LAD bubble point prediction. Test results here extend the range of data for LOX fluid conditions, and provide insight into factors affecting predicting LAD bubble point pressures.

  8. Enhanced Droplet Control by Transition Boiling

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    Grounds, Alex; Still, Richard; Takashina, Kei

    2012-01-01

    A droplet of water on a heated surface can levitate over a film of gas produced by its own evaporation in the Leidenfrost effect. When the surface is prepared with ratchet-like saw-teeth topography, these droplets can self-propel and can even climb uphill. However, the extent to which the droplets can be controlled is limited by the physics of the Leidenfrost effect. Here, we show that transition boiling can be induced even at very high surface temperatures and provide additional control over the droplets. Ratchets with acute protrusions enable droplets to climb steeper inclines while ratchets with sub-structures enable their direction of motion to be controlled by varying the temperature of the surface. The droplets' departure from the Leidenfrost regime is assessed by analysing the sound produced by their boiling. We anticipate these techniques will enable the development of more sophisticated methods for controlling small droplets and heat transfer. PMID:23056912

  9. Electrical Conductivity of Molten ZnCl2 at Temperature as High as 1421 K

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    Salyulev, Alexander B.; Potapov, Alexei M.

    2015-02-01

    The electrical conductivity of molten ZnCl2 was measured in a wide temperature range (?T=863 K) to a temperature as high as 1421 K that is 417 degrees above the boiling point of the salt. At the temperature maximum of the own vapor pressure of the salt reached several megapascals.

  10. Temperature-dependent vibrational relaxation in polyatomic liquids: Picosecond infrared pump-probe experiments

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    Fayer, Michael D.

    Temperature-dependent vibrational relaxation in polyatomic liquids: Picosecond infrared pump solutes in two liquids were studied as a function of temperature from the melting points to the boiling,) and chloroform (CHClJ. The temperature dependencies of the lifetimes in Ccl4 are dramatically different from

  11. Numerical standards for flow-boiling analysis

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    W. T. Hancox; S. Banerjee

    1977-01-01

    A strategy for flow-boiling analysis development is illustrated through application to the equal-velocity and equal-temperature model. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of benchmark solutions to standard problems selected to isolate effects associated with analyses of the blowdown and emergency cooling phases of postulated loss-of-coolant accidents in nuclear power reactors. A benchmark solution procedure, based on the method of

  12. Simulation of low-power, low-flow sodium boiling with a transparent, atmospheric pressure water loop

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    A. E. Levin; B. H. Montgomery; J. J. Carbajo; J. L. Wantland

    1984-01-01

    Experiments have been performed in a transparent, single-tube boiling loop, using water as the working fluid, to simulate sodium boiling behavior in a similar geometry. Testing has been performed over a wide range of flows, powers, and temperatures to examine the onset of boiling, flow regimes, oscillatory flow behavior, and dryout. Analysis of experimental data has been aided by the

  13. Detection of point mutations by capillary electrophoresis with temporal temperature gradients.

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    Schell, J; Wulfert, M; Riesner, D

    1999-10-01

    By combining the advantages of capillary electrophoresis and temperature gradient gel electrophoresis, a method was developed to detect point mutations in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) fragments. Increasing and decreasing temporal temperature gradients were established by means of a computer-controlled Peltier module. Native and denaturing conditions were achieved by cooling to 25 degrees C and heating to 70 degrees C, respectively, a thermostating liquid surrounding the capillary. To separate nucleic acid fragments, a sieving media, containing 4% linear polyacrylamide, 1 x Tris borate EDTA buffer (TBE) and 6 M urea, was found appropriate. Renewal of the sieving matrix before each run significantly improved the reproducibility of fragment separation. The ability of this capillary electrophoresis system to detect point mutations is demonstrated with the human prion-protein gene. PMID:10546821

  14. Room Temperature Bubble Point Tests on Porous Screens: Implications for Cryogenic Liquid Acquisition Devices

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    Hartwig, Jason; Mann, J. Adin, Jr.

    2012-01-01

    We present experimental results for room temperature bubble point tests conducted at the Cedar Creek Road Cryogenic Complex, Cell 7 (CCL-7) at the NASA Glenn Research Center. The purpose of these tests was to investigate the performance of three different fine mesh screens in room temperature liquids to provide pretest predictions in cryogenic liquid nitrogen (LN2) and hydrogen (LH2) as part of NASA's microgravity LAD technology development program. Bench type tests based on the maximum bubble point method were conducted for a 325 x 2300, 450 x 2750, and 510 x 3600 mesh sample in pure room temperature liquid methanol, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, water, and mixtures of methanol and water to cover the intermediate to upper surface tension range. A theoretical model for the bubble point pressure is derived from the Young-LaPlace equation for the pressure drop across a curved interface. Governing equations are reduced in complexity through a set of simplifying assumptions to permit direct comparison with the experimental data. Screen pore sizes are estimated from scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to make pretest predictions. Pore sizes based on SEM analysis are compared with historical data available in the literature for the 325 x 2300 and 450 x 2750 screens as well with data obtained from bubble point tests conducted in this work. Experimental results show that bubble point pressure is proportional to the surface tension of the liquid. We show that there is excellent agreement between data and model for pure fluids when the data is corrected for non-zero contact angle measured on the screens using a modified Sessile Drop technique. SEM image analysis of the three meshes indicated that bubble point pressure would be a maximum for the finest mesh screen. The pore diameters based on SEM analysis and experimental data obtained here are in excellent agreement for the 325 x 2300 and 450 x 2750 meshes, but not for the finest 510 x 3600 mesh. Therefore the simplified model can be used to interpolate predictions for low surface tension cryogenic liquids only when pore diameters are based on room temperature bubble point tests and not SEM analysis as presently implemented.

  15. Enzymic hydrolysis of animal fats in organic solvents at temperatures below their melting points

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    M. D. Virto; Jose Miguel Lascaray; Rodolfo Solozabal; Mertxe de Renobales

    1991-01-01

    Lipase fromCandida rugosa catalyzed the hydrolysis of inedible beef tallow and pork lard (edible and inedible) in the presence of organic solvents\\u000a at temperatures below the melting point of the fat. Reactions were carried out at 50% substrate with 180 lipase units per\\u000a gram of fat in a two-liter reactor. In the presence of isooctane (5-10%) beef tallow yielded 94%

  16. Isotopic Effects on the Temperature of the Triple Point of Water

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    X. K. Yan; J. T. Zhang; Y. L. Wang; C. F. Ma; Y. N. Duan

    2008-01-01

    An investigation into the effects of isotopic composition on the triple point temperature of water has been carried out at\\u000a the National Institute of Metrology (NIM), China, since redefinition of the kelvin with respect to Vienna Standard Mean Ocean\\u000a Water (V-SMOW) was officially proposed by the Consultative Committee for Thermometry (CCT) in 2005. In this paper, a comparison\\u000a of four

  17. POINT 2011: ENDF/B-VII.1 Beta2 Temperature Dependent Cross Section Library

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    Cullen, D E

    2011-04-07

    This report is one in the series of 'POINT' reports that over the years have presented temperature dependent cross sections for the then current version of ENDF/B. In each case I have used my personal computer at home and publicly available data and codes. I have used these in combination to produce the temperature dependent cross sections used in applications and presented in this report. I should mention that today anyone with a personal computer can produce these results. The latest ENDF/B-VII.1 beta2 data library was recently and is now freely available through the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC), Brookhaven National Laboratory. This release completely supersedes all preceding releases of ENDF/B. As distributed the ENDF/B-VII.1 data includes cross sections represented in the form of a combination of resonance parameters and/or tabulated energy dependent cross sections, nominally at 0 Kelvin temperature. For use in our applications the ENDF/B-VII.1 library has been processed into cross sections at eight neutron reactor like temperatures, between 0 and 2100 Kelvin, in steps of 300 Kelvin (the exception being 293.6 Kelvin, for exact room temperature at 20 Celsius). It has also been processed to five astrophysics like temperatures, 1, 10, 100 eV, 1 and 10 keV. For reference purposes, 300 Kelvin is approximately 1/40 eV, so that 1 eV is approximately 12,000 Kelvin. At each temperature the cross sections are tabulated and linearly interpolable in energy. All results are in the computer independent ENDF-6 character format [R2], which allows the data to be easily transported between computers. In its processed form the POINT 2011 library is approximately 16 gigabyte in size and is distributed on one compressed DVDs (see, below for the details of the contents of each DVD).

  18. Triple point temperature of neon isotopes: Dependence on nitrogen impurity and sealed-cell model

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    Pavese, F.; Steur, P. P. M.; Giraudi, D. [Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM), Torino (Italy)] [Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM), Torino (Italy)

    2013-09-11

    This paper illustrates a study conducted at INRIM, to further check how some quantities influence the value of the triple point temperature of the neon high-purity isotopes {sup 20}Ne and {sup 22}Ne. The influence of nitrogen as a chemical impurity in neon is critical with regard to the present best total uncertainty achieved in the measurement of these triple points, but only one determination is available in the literature. Checks are reported, performed on two different samples of {sup 22}Ne known to contain a N{sub 2} amount of 157?10{sup ?6}, using two different models of sealed cells. The model of the cell can, in principle, have some effects on the shape of the melting plateau or on the triple point temperature observed for the sample sealed in it. This can be due to cell thermal parameters, or because the INRIM cell element mod. c contains many copper wires closely packed, which can, in principle, constrain the interface and induce a premelting-like effect. The reported results on a cell mod. Bter show no evident effect from the cell model and provide a value for the effect of N{sub 2} in Ne liquidus point of 8.6(1.9) ?K ppm N{sub 2}{sup ?1}, only slightly different from the literature datum.

  19. Temperature dependence of three-point correlation functions of viscous liquids: the case of glycerol

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    Dalle-Ferrier, Cécile; Eibl, Stefan; Pappas, Catherine; Alba-Simionesco, Christiane

    2008-12-01

    What causes the dramatic slowing down of flow and relaxation that leads to glass formation in liquids as temperature decreases is hardly understood so far and is the subject of intensive research work. It is tempting to ascribe the strong temperature dependence of the dynamics, irrespective of molecular details, to a collective or cooperative behavior characterized by a length scale that grows as one approaches the glass transition. To access this length experimentally, we use the recently introduced three-point dynamic susceptibility, from which the number of molecules dynamically correlated during the structural relaxation, Ncorr, can be extracted. The three-point functions are related to the sensitivity of the averaged two-time dynamics to external control parameters, such as temperature and density. We studied Ncorr values in an important temperature range for a large number of liquids, and found that it systematically grows when approaching the glass transition. Here we specially emphasize the case of glycerol for which we combined dielectric and neutron spin echo spectroscopy to cover more than 16 decades in relaxation time.

  20. High-temperature heat-pump fluids

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    M. P. Bertinat

    1988-01-01

    Heat pumps could be immensely useful in many industrial processes, but standard working fluids are unsuitable for the high temperatures involved. The ideal high-temperature heat-pump fluid should have a high (but not too high) critical temperature, a moderate critical pressure ( approximately=5.0 MPa) and a low (but not too low) boiling point. There are many organic fluids that do meet

  1. Rotational and vibrational temperatures in a hydrogen discharge with a magnetic X-point

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    Tsankov, Tsanko V.; Czarnetzki, Uwe [Institute for Plasma and Atomic Physics, Ruhr University Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany); Toko, Kaoru [Institute of Applied Physics, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573 (Japan)

    2012-12-15

    A novel plasma source with a magnetic X-point has been developed to probe an alternative for cesium-free negative hydrogen ion production. This study presents first results for the gas and vibrational temperatures in the source at 1 Pa and various RF powers. The temperatures are obtained from analysis of the intensity distribution of the molecular Fulcher-{alpha} bands. The gas temperature increases with the RF power, while the vibrational temperature remains constant in the studied range of RF powers. Both quantities show no appreciable spatial dependence. The obtained high values of the vibrational temperatures indicate a high population of the vibrational levels, favourable for the volume negative ion production. A theoretical concept indicates the presence of an optimum value for the vibrational temperature at which the negative hydrogen ion yield by volume processes has a maximum. Coincidently, the measured value is close to this optimum. This indicates that the novel concept can provide certain advantages compared to other sources based on volume production.

  2. Unorthodox bubbles when boiling in cold water.

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    Parker, Scott; Granick, Steve

    2014-01-01

    High-speed movies are taken when bubbles grow at gold surfaces heated spotwise with a near-infrared laser beam heating water below the boiling point (60-70?°C) with heating powers spanning the range from very low to so high that water fails to rewet the surface after bubbles detach. Roughly half the bubbles are conventional: They grow symmetrically through evaporation until buoyancy lifts them away. Others have unorthodox shapes and appear to contribute disproportionately to heat transfer efficiency: mushroom cloud shapes, violently explosive bubbles, and cavitation events, probably stimulated by a combination of superheating, convection, turbulence, and surface dewetting during the initial bubble growth. Moreover, bubbles often follow one another in complex sequences, often beginning with an unorthodox bubble that stirs the water, followed by several conventional bubbles. This large dataset is analyzed and discussed with emphasis on how explosive phenomena such as cavitation induce discrepancies from classical expectations about boiling. PMID:24580324

  3. Unorthodox bubbles when boiling in cold water

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    Parker, Scott; Granick, Steve

    2014-01-01

    High-speed movies are taken when bubbles grow at gold surfaces heated spotwise with a near-infrared laser beam heating water below the boiling point (60-70 °C) with heating powers spanning the range from very low to so high that water fails to rewet the surface after bubbles detach. Roughly half the bubbles are conventional: They grow symmetrically through evaporation until buoyancy lifts them away. Others have unorthodox shapes and appear to contribute disproportionately to heat transfer efficiency: mushroom cloud shapes, violently explosive bubbles, and cavitation events, probably stimulated by a combination of superheating, convection, turbulence, and surface dewetting during the initial bubble growth. Moreover, bubbles often follow one another in complex sequences, often beginning with an unorthodox bubble that stirs the water, followed by several conventional bubbles. This large dataset is analyzed and discussed with emphasis on how explosive phenomena such as cavitation induce discrepancies from classical expectations about boiling.

  4. Boiling local heat transfer enhancement in minichannels using nanofluids.

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    Chehade, Ali Ahmad; Gualous, Hasna Louahlia; Le Masson, Stephane; Fardoun, Farouk; Besq, Anthony

    2013-01-01

    This paper reports an experimental study on nanofluid convective boiling heat transfer in parallel rectangular minichannels of 800 ?m hydraulic diameter. Experiments are conducted with pure water and silver nanoparticles suspended in water base fluid. Two small volume fractions of silver nanoparticles suspended in water are tested: 0.000237% and 0.000475%. The experimental results show that the local heat transfer coefficient, local heat flux, and local wall temperature are affected by silver nanoparticle concentration in water base fluid. In addition, different correlations established for boiling flow heat transfer in minichannels or macrochannels are evaluated. It is found that the correlation of Kandlikar and Balasubramanian is the closest to the water boiling heat transfer results. The boiling local heat transfer enhancement by adding silver nanoparticles in base fluid is not uniform along the channel flow. Better performances and highest effect of nanoparticle concentration on the heat transfer are obtained at the minichannels entrance. PMID:23506445

  5. Boiling local heat transfer enhancement in minichannels using nanofluids

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    This paper reports an experimental study on nanofluid convective boiling heat transfer in parallel rectangular minichannels of 800 ?m hydraulic diameter. Experiments are conducted with pure water and silver nanoparticles suspended in water base fluid. Two small volume fractions of silver nanoparticles suspended in water are tested: 0.000237% and 0.000475%. The experimental results show that the local heat transfer coefficient, local heat flux, and local wall temperature are affected by silver nanoparticle concentration in water base fluid. In addition, different correlations established for boiling flow heat transfer in minichannels or macrochannels are evaluated. It is found that the correlation of Kandlikar and Balasubramanian is the closest to the water boiling heat transfer results. The boiling local heat transfer enhancement by adding silver nanoparticles in base fluid is not uniform along the channel flow. Better performances and highest effect of nanoparticle concentration on the heat transfer are obtained at the minichannels entrance. PMID:23506445

  6. Effects of turbulence and secondary flows on subcooled flow boiling

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    Bloch, Gregor; Sattelmayer, Thomas

    2014-03-01

    Experiments are conducted on the influence of turbulence and longitudinal vortices on subcooled flow boiling in a vertical, rectangular channel. Different flow inserts are used to create turbulence and vortices in the channel. Studied boiling regimes range from the onset of nucleate boiling over the critical heat flux up to fully developed film boiling. A wide range of measuring techniques is applied: time averaged particle image velocimetry (PIV) is used in cold flows for the evaluation of the effects the inserts have on the flow, high speed PIV and photography are used to determine the effects on the fluid and vapor movement in boiling experiments. Digital Holographic Interferometry is used for the evaluation of temperature distributions in the boiling flow. Furthermore, optical microprobes are used to obtain pointwise measurements in areas inaccessible to the imaging techniques. The experiments show that the flow inserts can have considerable impact on the heat fluxes and the distribution of vapor and temperature along the channel. All used inserts lead to an increase in critical heat flux, which is more pronounced for stronger turbulence and higher flow rates and fluid subcoolings. The measuring techniques reveal both a better transport of vapor from the heater surface as well as an increase in mixing in the liquid phase with flow inserts.

  7. Boiling incipience in a reboiler tube

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    Ali, H.; Alam, S.S. (Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim Univ., Aligarh 202 002 (IN))

    1991-03-01

    This heating surface and liquid temperature distributions were experimentally obtained to identify the boiling incipience conditions in a single vertical tube thermosiphon reboiler with water, acetone, ethanol, and ethylene glycol as test liquids. The test section was an electrically heated stainless steel tube of 25.56-mm i.d. and 1900 mm long. The uniform heat flux values were used in the range of 3800--40 000 W/m{sup 2}, while inlet liquid subcooling were varied from 0.2 to 45.5{degrees} C. The liquid submergence was maintained around 100, 75, 50 and 30%. All the data were generated at 1-atm pressure. The maximum superheats attained around boiling incipience were taken from the wall temperature distributions and correlated with heat flux and physical properties of liquids using the expression of Yin and Abdelmessih. The heated sections required for onset of fully developed boiling with net vapor generation were determined assuming a thermal equilibrium model. In this paper a dimensionless correlation relating these values with heat flux, liquid subcooling, and submergence is proposed.

  8. CFD simulation of DEBORA boiling experiments

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    Rzehak, Roland; Krepper, Eckhard

    2012-08-01

    In this work we investigate the present capabilities of computational fluid dynamics for wall boiling. The computational model used combines the Euler/Euler two-phase flow description with heat flux partitioning. This kind of modeling was previously applied to boiling water under high pressure conditions relevant to nuclear power systems. Similar conditions in terms of the relevant non-dimensional numbers have been realized in the DEBORA tests using dichlorodifluoromethane (R12) as the working fluid. This facilitated measurements of radial profiles for gas volume fraction, gas velocity, bubble size and liquid temperature as well as axial profiles of wall temperature. After reviewing the theoretical and experimental basis of correlations used in the ANSYS CFX model used for the calculations, we give a careful assessment of the necessary recalibrations to describe the DEBORA tests. The basic CFX model is validated by a detailed comparison to the experimental data for two selected test cases. Simulations with a single set of calibrated parameters are found to give reasonable quantitative agreement with the data for several tests within a certain range of conditions and reproduce the observed tendencies correctly. Several model refinements are then presented each of which is designed to improve one of the remaining deviations between simulation and measurements. Specifically we consider a homogeneous MUSIG model for the bubble size, modified bubble forces, a wall function for turbulent boiling flow and a partial slip boundary condition for the liquid phase. Finally, needs for further model developments are identified and promising directions discussed.

  9. The Effects of Annealing on the Resistance of High-temperature PRTs at the Triple Point of Water after High-temperature Use

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    J. Ancsin; Y. Zhang

    1994-01-01

    Experimental results indicate that Ro, the resistance of a platinum resistance thermometer at the triple point of water, is a logarithmic function of the cooling rate following high-temperature use of the thermometer. It is also shown that annealing at a constant cooling rate from the maximum temperature is a more efficient use of annealing time than soaking at constant temperatures

  10. A molecular dynamics simulation of the melting points and glass transition temperatures of myo-and neo-inositol

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    de Gispert, Adrià

    A molecular dynamics simulation of the melting points and glass transition temperatures of myo December 2003; accepted 23 August 2004 The heat of sublimation, density, melting point, and glass of glucose4 as well as the glass transition in a number of glucose hydrates.5 For the melting point and glass

  11. Boiling phenomena in near-critical SF6 observed in weightlessness

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    Lecoutre, Carole; Garrabos, Yves; Beysens, Daniel; Nikolayev, Vadim; Hahn, Inseob

    2014-07-01

    Boiling phenomena in the two-phase region of SF6 close to its critical point have been observed using the high-quality thermal and optical environment of the CNES dedicated facility ALI-DECLIC on board the International Space Station (ISS). The weightlessness environment of the fluid, which cancels buoyancy forces and favorites the three-dimensional spherical shape of the gas bubble, is proven to be an irreplaceable powerful tool for boiling studies. To identify each key mechanism of the boiling phenomena, the ALI-DECLIC experiments have benefited from (i) the well-adapted design of the test cells, (ii) the high-fidelity of the ALI insert teleoperation when long-duration experiment in stable thermal and microgravity environment are required and (iii) the high repeatability of the controlled thermal disturbances. These key mechanisms were observed by light transmission and interferometry technique independently with two sample cells filled with pure SF6 at a near-critical density. The fluid samples are driven away from thermal equilibrium by using a heater directly implemented in the fluid, or a surface heater on a sapphire optical window. In the interferometry cell, the bulk massive heater distinguishes two symmetrical two-phase domains. The modification of the gas bubble shape is observed during heating. In the direct observation cell, the gas bubble is separated by a liquid film from the thin layered transparent heater deposited on the sapphire window. The liquid film drying and the triple contact line motion during heating are observed using light transmission. The experiments have been performed in a temperature range of 10 K below the critical temperature Tc, with special attention to the range 0.1 mK?T-T?3 mK very close to the critical temperature. The unique advantage of this investigation is to provide opportunities to observe the boiling phenomena at very low heat fluxes, thanks to the fine adjustment of the liquid-vapor properties, (e.g. surface tension), by precise control of the distance to the critical point. We present the new observations of the gas bubble spreading over the heating surface which characterizes the regime where vapor bubbles nucleate separately and grow, as well as liquid drying, vapor film formation, triple contact line motion, which are the key mechanisms at the origin of the boiling crisis when the formed vapor film reduces the heat transfer drastically at the heater wall.

  12. Pool and flow boiling in variable and microgravity

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    Merte, Herman, Jr.

    1994-01-01

    As is well known, boiling is an effective mode of heat transfer in that high heat flux levels are possible with relatively small temperature differences. Its optimal application requires that the process be adequately understood. A measure of the understanding of any physical event lies in the ability to predict its behavior in terms of the relevant parameters. Despite many years of research the predictability of boiling is currently possible only for quite specialized circumstances, e.g., the critical heat flux and film boiling for the pool boiling case, and then only with special geometries. Variable gravity down to microgravity provides the opportunity to test this understanding, but possibly more important, by changing the dimensional and time scales involved permits more detailed observations of elements involved in the boiling process, and perhaps discloses phenomena heretofore unknown. The focus here is on nucleate boiling although, as will be demonstrated below, under but certain circumstances in microgravity it can take place concurrently with the dryout process. In the presence of earth gravity or forced convection effects, the latter process is usually referred to as film boiling. However, no vapor film as such forms with pool boiling in microgravity, only dryout. Initial results are presented here for pool boiling in microgravity, and were made possible at such an early date by the availability of the Get-Away-Specials (GAS). Also presented here are some results of ground testing of a flow loop for the study of low velocity boiling, eventually to take place also in microgravity. In the interim, variable buoyancy normal to the heater surface is achieved by rotation of the entire loop relative to earth gravity. Of course, this is at the expense of varying the buoyancy parallel to the heater surface. Two questions which must be resolved early in the study of flow boiling in microgravity are (1) the lower limits of liquid flow velocity where buoyancy effects become significant to the boiling process (2) the effect of lower liquid flow velocities on the Critical Heat Flux when buoyancy is removed. Results of initial efforts in these directions are presented, albeit restricted currently to the ever present earth gravity.

  13. Prediction of fuel cladding strain during post-boiling transition operation

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    Arai, S.; Murabayashi, H.; Tanabe, A.

    1986-01-01

    To obtain a basic understanding of the integrity of fuel cladding at elevated temperatures characteristic of operation beyond boiling transition in boiling water reactors, a new description of the transient deformation behavior for unirradiated Zircaloy-2 cladding was developed, using the Larson-Miller parameter (LMP) life-fraction approach. It is possible that the LMP life-fraction approach may give useful information to determine the criteria necessary to minimize fuel cladding damage during the post-boiling transition operation.

  14. A Fundamental Study of Nucleate Pool Boiling Under Microgravity. Final report

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    J. S. Ervin; H. Jr. Merte

    1996-01-01

    An experimental study of incipient boiling in short-term microgravity and with a\\/g = {+-} 1 for pool boiling was performed. Calibrated thin gold films sputtered on a smoothly polished quartz surface were used simultaneously for thermal-resistance measurements and heating of the boiling surface. The gold films were used for both transient and quasi-steady heating surface temperature measurements. Two test vessels

  15. Improvements in Predicting Void Fraction in Subcooled Boiling

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    Ha, Kwi Seok [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Yong Bum [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Korea, Republic of); No, Hee Cheon [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)

    2005-06-15

    A simple two-phase thermal-hydraulic tool with the drift-flux model has been used to develop a subcooled boiling model. The tool is composed of four governing equations: mixture mass, vapor mass, mixture momentum, and mixture enthalpy. Using the developed tool, various subcooled boiling models were investigated through the published experimental data. In the process of evaluation, two models were developed associated with the subcooled boiling. First, the Saha and Zuber correlation predicting the point of the net vapor generation was modified to consider the thermal and dynamic effects at the high-velocity region. Second, the pumping factor model was developed using the pi-theorem based on parameters related to the bubble generation mechanism, and it produced an additional parameter: the boiling number. The proposed models and several other models were evaluated against a series of subcooled flow boiling experiments at the pressure range of 1 to 146.8 bars. From the root-mean-square analysis for the predicted void fraction in the subcooled boiling region, the results of the proposed model presented the best predictions for the whole-pressure ranges. Also, the implementation of the developed models into RELAP5/MOD3.3 brought about improved results compared to those of the default model of the code.

  16. Relationship between supercooling point and mortality at low temperatures in Indianmeal moth (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).

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    Carrillo, M A; Cannon, C A; Wilcke, W F; Morey, R V; Kaliyan, N; Hutchison, W D

    2005-04-01

    Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hübner), is classified as a freeze-intolerant organism and one of the most cold-tolerant stored-product pests. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between mortality at low temperatures after minimum exposure and the supercooling point (SCP) for laboratory-reared P. interpunctella at different stages of development. This relationship also was analyzed for field-collected, cold-acclimated fifth instars. Mean SCP of laboratory-reared larvae (i.e., feeding stage) was consistently above approximately -16 degrees C. Mean SCP of laboratory-reared pupae and adults (i.e., nonfeeding stages) and field-collected, cold-acclimated fifth instars was consistently below approximately -21 degrees CP seemed to be the boundary between survival and death for larvae. However, it seemed that a 1-min exposure was not sufficient to cause larval mortality at the SCP. Alternatively, for both pupae and adults, the SCP seemed not to play an important role in their survival at low temperatures, with significant mortality observed at temperatures higher than the mean SCP. Adults were the most susceptible to low temperatures with no survival occurring at -20 degrees C, > 3 degrees C above its mean SCP. Results of this investigation demonstrate that P. interpunctella has a different response to low temperatures depending on stage of development and cold acclimation. Classifying P. interpunctella only as a freeze-intolerant organism disregards the occurrence of prefreeze mortality in this species. Therefore, a reclassification of this species (e.g., chill tolerant or chill susceptible) based on the extent of prefreeze mortality and the temperature and time of exposure at which it occurs is suggested. PMID:15889756

  17. An updated global grid point surface air temperature anomaly data set: 1851--1990

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    Sepanski, R.J.; Boden, T.A.; Daniels, R.C.

    1991-10-01

    This document presents land-based monthly surface air temperature anomalies (departures from a 1951--1970 reference period mean) on a 5{degree} latitude by 10{degree} longitude global grid. Monthly surface air temperature anomalies (departures from a 1957--1975 reference period mean) for the Antarctic (grid points from 65{degree}S to 85{degree}S) are presented in a similar way as a separate data set. The data were derived primarily from the World Weather Records and the archives of the United Kingdom Meteorological Office. This long-term record of temperature anomalies may be used in studies addressing possible greenhouse-gas-induced climate changes. To date, the data have been employed in generating regional, hemispheric, and global time series for determining whether recent (i.e., post-1900) warming trends have taken place. This document also presents the monthly mean temperature records for the individual stations that were used to generate the set of gridded anomalies. The periods of record vary by station. Northern Hemisphere station data have been corrected for inhomogeneities, while Southern Hemisphere data are presented in uncorrected form. 14 refs., 11 figs., 10 tabs.

  18. Film boiling of mercury droplets

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    Baumeister, K. J.; Schoessow, G. J.; Chmielewski, C. E.

    1975-01-01

    Vaporization times of mercury droplets in Leidenfrost film boiling on a flat horizontal plate are measured in an air atmosphere. Extreme care was used to prevent large amplitude droplet vibrations and surface wetting; therefore, these data can be compared to film boiling theory. Diffusion from the upper surface of the drop appears as a dominant mode of mass transfer from the drop. A closed-form analytical film boiling theory is developed to account for the diffusive evaporation. Reasonable agreement between data and theory is seen.

  19. The influence of end conditions on minimum film boiling from a cylinder

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    K.-H. Chang; L. C. Witte; S. Sankaran

    1989-01-01

    Upon preparing for an experiment in which liquid-solid contacts were to be measured near the minimum film boiling point in flow boiling, it became clear the thermal condition of the heater ends could exercise undue restrictions on the achievable minimum heat flux and wall superheat. For the experiment in question, the heater was to be heated electrically while suspended horizontally

  20. POOL BOILING OF HIGH-FREQUENCY CONDUCTORS

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    Wright, S. E. (Spencer E.); Konecni, S. (Snezana); Ammerman, C. N. (Curtt N.); Sims, J. R. (James R.)

    2001-01-01

    This study presents development of a unique, powerful method for cooling high-frequency, AC conductors that can benefit end users of transformer windings, electrical machine windings, and magnet coils. This method of heat removal involves boiling a dielectric, fluorinert refrigerant that is in direct contact with litz wire conductors. A pool boiling test vessel is constructed, which provides for temperature control of the pool of fluorinert liquid. The test vessel is fitted with viewing ports so that the experiments are observed and studied with the aid of high-speed photography. Tests are performed on a variety of litz wire conductors. The boiling heat transfer coefficient is dependent on the conductor surface roughness. The size of the features on the conductor surface depends on the single-strand wire gage from which the conductor is constructed. All tests are performed with the conductors mounted horizontally. These tests are performed using a DC power supply. The results of these experiments will aid in the design of future cooling systems.

  1. Estimating the Contribution of Impurities to the Uncertainty of Metal Fixed-Point Temperatures

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    Hill, K. D.

    2014-04-01

    The estimation of the uncertainty component attributable to impurities remains a central and important topic of fixed-point research. Various methods are available for this estimation, depending on the extent of the available information. The sum of individual estimates method has considerable appeal where there is adequate knowledge of the sensitivity coefficients for each of the impurity elements and sufficiently low uncertainty regarding their concentrations. The overall maximum estimate (OME) forsakes the behavior of the individual elements by assuming that the cryoscopic constant adequately represents (or is an upper bound for) the sensitivity coefficients of the individual impurities. Validation of these methods using melting and/or freezing curves is recommended to provide confidence. Recent investigations of indium, tin, and zinc fixed points are reported. Glow discharge mass spectrometry was used to determine the impurity concentrations of the metals used to fill the cells. Melting curves were analyzed to derive an experimental overall impurity concentration (assuming that all impurities have a sensitivity coefficient equivalent to that of the cryoscopic constant). The two values (chemical and experimental) for the overall impurity concentrations were then compared. Based on the data obtained, the pragmatic approach of choosing the larger of the chemical and experimentally derived quantities as the best estimate of the influence of impurities on the temperature of the freezing point is suggested rather than relying solely on the chemical analysis and the OME method to derive the uncertainty component attributable to impurities.

  2. Triple-Point Temperature and the Isotopic Composition of Three Commercial Neon Gases

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    Yang, I.; Gam, K. S.; Joung, W.; Kim, Y.-G.

    2015-04-01

    The triple-point temperature of neon, T_{tp-Ne} , is known to have dependence on the isotopic composition. Recently, the Technical Annex for the International Temperature Scale of 1990 was updated to specify the method of correction for the isotopic reference ratio of neon. In this study, to confirm this correction in the Technical Annex independently, the effects of the isotopic composition of neon on T_{tp-Ne} for three commercial neon gas sources were studied. For the measurement of the isotopic composition, a gas mass spectrometer was used to compare the sample gases with a reference neon gas whose isotopic composition was known with high precision by a gravimetric method. For the measurement of T_{tp-Ne} , an open-cell type cryostat for the realization of low-temperature fixed points was used. The physical cell and the thermal environment around it remained very similar for all T_{tp-Ne} measurements with the neon gases due to the nature of the open-cell type system. Therefore, the difference in T_{tp-Ne} among different samples could be measured with a relatively low uncertainty, canceling many systematic effects that are common to all measurements. Our result was consistent with the correction in the Technical Annex. Furthermore, because one of the commercial neon gases was the bottle that was used for KRISS measurements in the international comparison CCT-K2, it is now possible to correct the measurement for the reference isotopic ratio and compare it with other measurements for which isotopic composition data are available.

  3. Corresponding states correlation for temperature dependent surface tension of normal saturated liquids

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    Yi, Huili; Tian, Jianxiang

    2014-07-01

    A new simple correlation based on the principle of corresponding state is proposed to estimate the temperature-dependent surface tension of normal saturated liquids. The correlation is a linear one and strongly stands for 41 saturated normal liquids. The new correlation requires only the triple point temperature, triple point surface tension and critical point temperature as input and is able to represent the experimental surface tension data for these 41 saturated normal liquids with a mean absolute average percent deviation of 1.26% in the temperature regions considered. For most substances, the temperature covers the range from the triple temperature to the one beyond the boiling temperature.

  4. Determination of the 1%, 2.5%, and 5% occurrences of extreme dew-point temperatures and mean coincident dry-bulb temperatures

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    Colliver, D.G.; Zhang, H.; Gates, R.; Priddy, T. [Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States)

    1995-12-31

    The purpose of ASHRAE Research Project RP-754 was to find the outdoor design occurrences of extreme dew-point temperature and the corresponding mean coincident dry-bulb temperature for a large number of locations in North America. Thirty years of data (1961--1990) were used for 239 US locations, and the last 30 years of hourly data available (typically 1960--1989) were used for 143 Canadian locations. Tables are given that present the 1%, 2.5%, and 5% extreme summertime occurrences of dew-point temperatures and corresponding values of humidity ratios and the mean coincident dry-bulb (MCDB) temperature for the period of record. A map that shows the general geographical trends for the spatial distribution of the design dew-point values is also presented. Comparisons are provided between interpolation techniques to fill missing data, different weather data sets, and methods of calculating different definitions of extreme design and mean coincident data. Results are also reported of a comparison to evaluate the difference in humidity ratios between that calculated from the extreme design dry-bulb temperature and mean coincident wet-bulb temperature, versus that calculated from the extreme design dew-point temperature and the MCDB. It was found that the method of extreme dew point with MCDB had a higher humidity ratio that was on the average (for the 1% case and the 239 US locations) 0.00564 lb/lb larger than the humidity ratio found with the other method.

  5. RUBI -a Reference mUltiscale Boiling Investigation for the Fluid Science Laboratory

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    Nils Schweizer; Marco Stelzer; Olaf Schoele-Schulz; Gerold Picker; Hans Ranebo; Jan Dettmann; Olivier Minster; Balazs Toth; Josef Winter; Lounes Tadrist; Peter Stephan; Walter Grassi; Paolo di Marco; Catherine Colin; Gian Piero Celata; John Thome; Oleg Kabov

    2010-01-01

    Boiling is a two-phase heat transfer process where large heat fluxes can be transferred with small driving temperature differences. The high performance of boiling makes the process very interesting for heat transfer applications and it is widely used in industry for example in power plants, refrigeration systems, and electronics cooling. Nevertheless, due to the large number of involved phenomena and

  6. VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION OF ONE DIMENSIONAL MODELS USED IN SUBCOOLED FLOW BOILING ANALYSIS

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    Francisco A. Braz Filho; Alexandre D. Caldeira; Eduardo M. Borges

    Subcooled flow boiling occurs in many industrial applications and it is characterized by large heat transfer coefficients. However, this efficient heat transfer mechanism is limited by the critical heat flux, where the heat transfer coefficient decreases leading to a fast heater temperature excursion, potentially leading to heater melting and destruction. Subcooled flow boiling is especially important in water-cooled nuclear power

  7. TRANSITION BOILING HEAT TRANSFER FROM A HORIZONTAL SURFACE. Technical Report No. 17

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    Berenson

    1960-01-01

    An experiment, utilizing a condensing fluid as the heat source, was ; performed to determine the heat flux vs. temperature difference curve for ; transition pool boiling from a horizontal surface. The boiling curve was ; determined as a function of surface roughness, material, and cleanliness for n-; pentane at atmospheric pressure. The results of the experiment show that the

  8. Effects of different methods of preparation of ice mantles of triple point of water cells on the temporal behaviour of the triple-point temperatures

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    G T Furukawa; B W Mangum; G F Strouse

    1997-01-01

    We report results of an investigation of the temporal variation of the temperature of triple point of water (TPW) cells, in which the ice mantles were prepared by four different techniques using: (i) solid CO2, (ii) an immersion cooler, (iii) liquid-nitrogen-cooled rods, and (iv) liquid nitrogen (LN), first passing cold nitrogen vapours and then LN directly into the wells of

  9. Warm Humid Climate: Methodology to Study Air Temperature Distribution: Mobile Phones Base Stations as Viable Alternative for Fixed Points

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    Araujo, V.; Costa, A.; Labaki, L.

    2006-01-01

    WARM-HUMID CLIMATE: METHODOLOGY TO STUDY AIR TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION: MOBILE PHONES BASE STATIONS AS VIABLE ALTERNATIVE FOR FIXED POINTS Angelina Dias Leão Costa (1); Lucila Labaki (2); Virgínia Araújo (3) (1) and (2) School of Civil..., in February 2006, are presented. The fixed points were defined using 20 mobile phone base stations in the city of Natal/RN, distributed along the four administrative zones. Measurements were carried out for seven days, registering air temperature...

  10. The bi-variate frequency distribution of two concurrent climatic variables: a study of temperature and dew point

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    Zeitler, Jon William

    1991-01-01

    THE BI-VARIATE FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION OF TWO CONCURRENT CLIMATIC VARIABLES: A STUDY OF TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINT A Thesis by ION WILLIAM ZEITLER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1991 Major Subject: Meteorology THE BI-VARIATE FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION OF TWO CONCURRENT CLIMATIC VARIABLES: A STUDY OF TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINT A Thesis by JON WILLIAM ZEITLER Approved...

  11. Experimental studies of MLI systems at very low boundary temperatures

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    I. E. Spradley; T. C. Nast; D. J. Frank

    1990-01-01

    Experimental results for various multilayer insulation (MLI) systems are summarized for two sizes of tank calorimeters. The cold side boundary temperature was normal boiling point (NBP) helium (4.2 K) with hot boundaries between 30 and 130 K. Heat rate data were obtained for double aluminized Mylar (DAM) and double goldizer Mylar (DGM) radiation shields and for a wide variety of

  12. Hybrid Interrogation System for Distributed Fiber Strain Sensors and Point Temperature Sensors Based on Pulse Correlation and FBGs

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    Antonio Bueno; Koji Nonaka; Salvador Sales

    2009-01-01

    A hybrid interrogation scheme for distributed strain sensors and point temperature sensors is proposed and its feasibility is demonstrated. It exploits the advantages of distributed sensors and point sensors simultaneously. The proposed interrogation scheme uses a wavelength tunable pulse source and wavelength-dependent reflectors for region selective sensing. Experimental results confirm its linear response and a resolution of 0.02% of the

  13. Stability monitoring for boiling water reactors

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    Cecenas-Falcon, Miguel

    1999-11-01

    A methodology is presented to evaluate the stability properties of Boiling Water Reactors based on a reduced order model, power measurements, and a non-linear estimation technique. For a Boiling Water Reactor, the feedback reactivity imposed by the thermal-hydraulics has an important effect in the system stability, where the dominant contribution to this feedback reactivity is provided by the void reactivity. The feedback reactivity is a function of the operating conditions of the system, and cannot be directly measured. However, power measurements are relatively easy to obtain from the nuclear instrumentation and process computer, and are used in conjunction with a reduced order model to estimate the gain of the thermal-hydraulics feedback using an Extended Kalman Filter. The reduced order model is obtained by estimating the thermal-hydraulic transfer function from the frequency-domain BWR code LAPUR, and the stability properties are evaluated based on the pair of complex conjugate eigenvalues. Because of the recursive nature of the Kalman Filter, an estimate of the decay ratio is generated every sampling time, allowing continuous estimation of the stability parameters. A test platform based on a nuclear-coupled boiling channel is developed to validate the capability of the BWR stability monitoring methodology. The thermal-hydraulics for the boiling channel is modeled and coupled with neutron kinetics to analyze the non-linear dynamics of the closed-loop system. The model uses point kinetics to study core-wide oscillations, and normalized modal kinetics are introduced to study out-of-phase oscillations. The coolant flow dynamics is dominant in the power fluctuations observed by in-core nuclear instrumentation, and additive white noise is added to the solution for the channel flow in the thermal-hydraulic model to generate noisy power time series. The operating conditions of the channel can be modified to accommodate a wide range of stability conditions. Autoregressive analysis performed with the computer-generated series agrees with the stability properties of the boiling channel and with the results of the reduced order model method. Finally, a method to separate the fundamental and first harmonic modes form LPRM readings is presented and tested with computer simulations and plant data.

  14. Temperature and thermo-optic coefficient measurements using optical fibre long period gratings operating at phase matching turning point

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    Korposh, S.; Wong, R.; James, S.; Tatam, R.

    2013-05-01

    The response of optical fibre long period gratings (LPGs), fabricated with precise control of the grating period to operate at or near the phase matching turning point (PMTP), to temperature was studied. The effect of the grating period on sensor performance was studied. The sensitivity of the LPG operating at the phase matching turning point to temperature was 0.99 nm/°C for 111.5 ?m grating period that is ca. 7 times higher than that of an LPG operating far from turning point. The possibility of using LPG sensors to determine the thermo-optic coefficient of the surrounding material was explored.

  15. POINT 2012: ENDF/B-VII.1 Final Temperature Dependent Cross Section Library

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    Cullen, D E

    2012-02-26

    This report is one in the series of 'POINT' reports that over the years have presented temperature dependent cross sections for the then current version of ENDF/B [R1]. In each case I have used my personal computer at home and publicly available data and codes: (1) publicly available nuclear data (the current ENDF/B data, available on-line at the National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/) and, (2) publicly available computer codes (the current PREPRO codes, available on-line at the Nuclear Data Section, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, http://www-nds.iaea.or.at/ndspub/endf/prepro/) and, (3) My own personal computer located in my home. I have used these in combination to produce the temperature dependent cross sections used in applications and described in this report. I should mention that today anyone with a personal computer can produce these results: by its very nature I consider this data to be born in the public domain.

  16. Experiments on dry-out during flow boiling in a round minichannel

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    Alberto Cavallini; Stefano Bortolin; Davide Del Col; Marko Matkovic; Luisa Rossetto

    2007-01-01

    Temperature measurements during flow boiling of R134a in a 0.96 mm single circular channel are reported in order to provide\\u000a a criterion for the determination of the critical conditions in the channel. The flow boiling heat transfer is obtained by\\u000a using a secondary fluid; the wall temperature displays larger fluctuations in the zone where dryout occurs. These temperature\\u000a fluctuations in

  17. The Boiling eXperiment Facility (BXF) for the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG)

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    McQuillen, John; Chao, David; Vergilii, Frank

    2006-01-01

    Boiling is an effective means of cooling by removing heat from surfaces through vaporization of a working fluid. It is also affected by both the magnitude and direction of gravity. By conducting pool boiling tests in microgravity, the effect of buoyancy n the overall boiling process and the relative magnitude of other phenomena can be assessed. The Boiling eXperiment Facility (BXF) is being built for the Microgravity Science Glovebox. This facility will conduct two pool boiling studies. The first study the Microheater Array Boiling Experiment (MABE) uses two 96 element microheater arrays, 2.7 mm and 7.0 mm in size, to measure localized hear fluxes while operating at a constant temperature. The other experiment, the Nucleate Pool Boiling eXperiment (NPBX) uses a 85 mm diameter heater wafer that has been "seeded" with five individually-controlled nucleation sites to study bubble nucleation, growth, coalescence and departure. The BXF uses normal-perfluorohexane as the test fluid and will operate between pressures of 60 to 244 Pa. and temperatures of 35 to 60 C. Both sets of experimental heaters are highly instrumented. Pressure and bulk fluid temperature measurements will be made with standard rate video. A high speed video system will be used to visualize the boiling process through the bottom of the MABE heater arrays. The BXF is currently scheduled to fly on Utilization Flight-13A.1 to the ISS with facility integration into the MSG and operation during Increment 15

  18. The compensation of natural temperature gradient at the measuring point during the sap flow rate determination in trees

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    J. ?ermák; J. Ku?era

    1981-01-01

    The study summarizes the results of the influence of outer temperature gradient on the accuracy of sap flow rate measurements\\u000a in tree trunks by means of thermic-based methods. Particularly it deals with those methods based on the continual accurate\\u000a measurements of temperature differences between the heated part and the part with natural temperature, at the measuring point.\\u000a The battery of

  19. The initiation of boiling during pressure transients. [water boiling on metal surfaces

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    Weisman, J.; Bussell, G.; Jashnani, I. L.; Hsieh, T.

    1973-01-01

    The initiation of boiling of water on metal surfaces during pressure transients has been investigated. The data were obtained by a new technique in which light beam fluctuations and a pressure signal were simultaneously recorded on a dual beam oscilloscope. The results obtained agreed with those obtained using high speed photography. It was found that, for water temperatures between 90-150 C, the wall superheat required to initiate boiling during a rapid pressure transient was significantly higher than required when the pressure was slowly reduced. This result is explained by assuming that a finite time is necessary for vapor to fill the cavity at which the bubble originates. Experimental measurements of this time are in reasonably good agreement with calculations based on the proposed theory. The theory includes a new procedure for estimating the coefficient of vaporization.

  20. Characterization of Monodispersed ?-Al2O3 Particles, Synthesized by Homogeneous Precipitation under Reflux Boiling

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    Haq, Ikram Ul; Akhtar, Khalida; Khan, Zia Ullah

    2015-07-01

    In this study, micron size uniform particles of aluminum compounds were synthesized by the homogeneous precipitation method under reflux boiling, using aluminum nitrate, urea and potassium sulfate as starting materials. In this method, varying amounts of the reactants were heated in a Pyrex glass round bottom flask at the boiling temperature for various periods of time, which led to the production of precipitated particles in the reactant mixtures. Scanning electron microscopic (SEM) examination of the precipitated particles revealed that uniformity in particle morphology of the precipitated particles was dependent on the applied experimental conditions. As such, the latter were extensively optimized for obtaining particles of uniform morphology and size. Some of the batches of the precipitated particles were calcined at the elevated temperature (800 and 1000 °C) for transformation into crystalline solids. Similarly, the as prepared and calcined particles were characterized by SEM, XRD, TGA/DTA and FTIR. XRD results revealed that at 1000 °C of calcinations, the as prepared amorphous alumina transformed in to crystalline state, while below this temperature, i.e. at 800 °C calcination, the powder was amorphous in nature. The point of zero charge (PZC) of the desired sample was estimated by the salt addition method.

  1. Scale effects on flow boiling heat transfer in microchannels: A fundamental perspective

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    Kandlikar, Satish

    /microconvection are discussed. Further- more, it is pointed out that the convective contribution cannot be ruled out of a flow boiling loop with microchannels may not be justified unless the performance is better than

  2. A METHOD FOR IMPROVING HEAT TRANSFER TO A BOILING FLUID

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    C. W. Cowley; W. J. Timson; J. A. Sawdye

    1962-01-01

    Heat transfer rates from thermally conductive solids to boiling liquids ; can be improved by coating the solid with an insulator having sufficient ; insulation value to adjust the temperature difference between the coated solid ; and the liquid nitrogen to a value where more efficient heat transfer will result. ; The method is particularly applicable to conditions where the

  3. Crisis during the boiling of binary mixtures of liquids

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    E. V. Anokhina; Rostov State; Strany Sovetov

    2010-01-01

    The existing notions on the crisis of the boiling of binary mixtures are analyzed. It is shown that the maximal values of\\u000a the critical thermal load coincide with the so-called singular points corresponding to defined compounds. The search for new\\u000a binary systems with similar properties can be based on the investigation, first of all, of these binary points.

  4. Gravity and Heater Size Effects on Pool Boiling Heat Transfer

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    Kim, Jungho; Raj, Rishi

    2014-01-01

    The current work is based on observations of boiling heat transfer over a continuous range of gravity levels between 0g to 1.8g and varying heater sizes with a fluorinert as the test liquid (FC-72/n-perfluorohexane). Variable gravity pool boiling heat transfer measurements over a wide range of gravity levels were made during parabolic flight campaigns as well as onboard the International Space Station. For large heaters and-or higher gravity conditions, buoyancy dominated boiling and heat transfer results were heater size independent. The power law coefficient for gravity in the heat transfer equation was found to be a function of wall temperature under these conditions. Under low gravity conditions and-or for smaller heaters, surface tension forces dominated and heat transfer results were heater size dependent. A pool boiling regime map differentiating buoyancy and surface tension dominated regimes was developed along with a unified framework that allowed for scaling of pool boiling over a wide range of gravity levels and heater sizes. The scaling laws developed in this study are expected to allow performance quantification of phase change based technologies under variable gravity environments eventually leading to their implementation in space based applications.

  5. Laboratory study of non-aqueous phase liquid and water co-boiling during thermal treatment.

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    Zhao, C; Mumford, K G; Kueper, B H

    2014-08-01

    In situ thermal treatment technologies, such as electrical resistance heating and thermal conductive heating, use subsurface temperature measurements in addition to the analysis of soil and groundwater samples to monitor remediation performance. One potential indication of non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) removal is an increase in temperature following observations of a co-boiling plateau, during which subsurface temperatures remain constant as NAPL and water co-boil. However, observed co-boiling temperatures can be affected by the composition of the NAPL and the proximity of the NAPL to the temperature measurement location. Results of laboratory heating experiments using single-component and multi-component NAPLs showed that local-scale temperature measurements can be mistakenly interpreted as an indication of the end of NAPL-water co-boiling, and that significant NAPL saturations (1% to 9%) remain despite observed increases in temperature. Furthermore, co-boiling of multi-component NAPL results in gradually increasing temperature, rather than a co-boiling plateau. Measurements of gas production can serve as a complementary metric for assessing NAPL removal by providing a larger-scale measurement integrated over multiple smaller-scale NAPL locations. Measurements of the composition of the NAPL condensate can provide ISTT operators with information regarding the progress of NAPL removal for multi-component sources. PMID:24950371

  6. Boiling heat transfer on fins - experimental and numerical procedure

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    Orzechowski, T.; Tyburczyk, A.

    2014-03-01

    The paper presents the research methodology, the test facility and the results of investigations into non-isothermal surfaces in water boiling at atmospheric pressure, together with a discussion of errors. The investigations were conducted for two aluminium samples with technically smooth surfaces and thickness of 4 mm and 10 mm, respectively. For the sample of lower thickness, on the basis of the surface temperature distribution measured with an infrared camera, the local heat flux and the heat transfer coefficient were determined and shown in the form of a boiling curve. For the thicker sample, for which 1-D model cannot be used, numerical calculations were conducted. They resulted in obtaining the values of the local heat flux on the surface the invisible to the infrared, camera i.e. on the side on which the boiling of the medium proceeds.

  7. Flow regimes and mechanistic modeling of critical heat flux under subcooled flow boiling conditions

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    Le Corre, Jean-Marie

    Thermal performance of heat flux controlled boiling heat exchangers are usually limited by the Critical Heat Flux (CHF) above which the heat transfer degrades quickly, possibly leading to heater overheating and destruction. In an effort to better understand the phenomena, a literature review of CHF experimental visualizations under subcooled flow boiling conditions was performed and systematically analyzed. Three major types of CHF flow regimes were identified (bubbly, vapor clot and slug flow regime) and a CHF flow regime map was developed, based on a dimensional analysis of the phenomena and available data. It was found that for similar geometric characteristics and pressure, a Weber number (We)/thermodynamic quality (x) map can be used to predict the CHF flow regime. Based on the experimental observations and the review of the available CHF mechanistic models under subcooled flow boiling conditions, hypothetical CHF mechanisms were selected for each CHF flow regime, all based on a concept of wall dry spot overheating, rewetting prevention and subsequent dry spot spreading. It is postulated that a high local wall superheat occurs locally in a dry area of the heated wall, due to a cyclical event inherent to the considered CHF two-phase flow regime, preventing rewetting (Leidenfrost effect). The selected modeling concept has the potential to span the CHF conditions from highly subcooled bubbly flow to early stage of annular flow. A numerical model using a two-dimensional transient thermal analysis of the heater undergoing nucleation was developed to mechanistically predict CHF in the case of a bubbly flow regime. In this type of CHF two-phase flow regime, the high local wall superheat occurs underneath a nucleating bubble at the time of bubble departure. The model simulates the spatial and temporal heater temperature variations during nucleation at the wall, accounting for the stochastic nature of the boiling phenomena. The model has also the potential to evaluate the post-DNB heater temperature up to the point of heater melting. Validation of the proposed model was performed using detailed measured wall boiling parameters near CHF, thereby bypassing most needed constitutive relations. It was found that under limiting nucleation conditions; a peak wall temperature at the time of bubble departure can be reached at CHF preventing wall cooling by quenching. The simulations show that the resulting dry patch can survive the surrounding quenching event, preventing further nucleation and leading to a fast heater temperature increase. For more practical applications, the model was applied at known CHF conditions in simple geometry coupled with one-dimensional and three-dimensional (CFD) codes. It was found that, in the case where CHF occurs under bubbly flow conditions, the local wall superheat underneath nucleating bubbles is predicted to reach the Leidenfrost temperature. However, a better knowledge of statistical variations in wall boiling parameters would be necessary to correctly capture the CHF trends with mass flux (or Weber number). In addition, consideration of relevant parameter influences on the Leidenfrost temperature and consideration of interfacial microphysics at the wall would allow improved simulation of the wall rewetting prevention and subsequent dry patch spreading.

  8. Design, fabrication, packaging and testing of thin film thermocouples for boiling studies

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    Sinha, Nipun

    2009-06-02

    and fluctuations during boiling. Microfabricated thin film thermocouples were used in this study. The main aim of this study was to develop a repeatable procedure for fabrication of thin film thermocouples and to test them by measuring surface temperatures during...

  9. Evaluation of correlations of flow boiling heat transfer of R22 in horizontal channels.

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    Zhou, Zhanru; Fang, Xiande; Li, Dingkun

    2013-01-01

    The calculation of two-phase flow boiling heat transfer of R22 in channels is required in a variety of applications, such as chemical process cooling systems, refrigeration, and air conditioning. A number of correlations for flow boiling heat transfer in channels have been proposed. This work evaluates the existing correlations for flow boiling heat transfer coefficient with 1669 experimental data points of flow boiling heat transfer of R22 collected from 18 published papers. The top two correlations for R22 are those of Liu and Winterton (1991) and Fang (2013), with the mean absolute deviation of 32.7% and 32.8%, respectively. More studies should be carried out to develop better ones. Effects of channel dimension and vapor quality on heat transfer are analyzed, and the results provide valuable information for further research in the correlation of two-phase flow boiling heat transfer of R22 in channels. PMID:23956695

  10. Evaluation of Correlations of Flow Boiling Heat Transfer of R22 in Horizontal Channels

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    Fang, Xiande; Li, Dingkun

    2013-01-01

    The calculation of two-phase flow boiling heat transfer of R22 in channels is required in a variety of applications, such as chemical process cooling systems, refrigeration, and air conditioning. A number of correlations for flow boiling heat transfer in channels have been proposed. This work evaluates the existing correlations for flow boiling heat transfer coefficient with 1669 experimental data points of flow boiling heat transfer of R22 collected from 18 published papers. The top two correlations for R22 are those of Liu and Winterton (1991) and Fang (2013), with the mean absolute deviation of 32.7% and 32.8%, respectively. More studies should be carried out to develop better ones. Effects of channel dimension and vapor quality on heat transfer are analyzed, and the results provide valuable information for further research in the correlation of two-phase flow boiling heat transfer of R22 in channels. PMID:23956695

  11. Space-charge-limited and temperature-limited electron flow in the vicinity of edges and conical points

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    Finn, J.M.; Antonsen, T.M. Jr.; Manheimer, W.M.

    1988-04-01

    Similarity solutions for electron flow in the neighborhood of edges (cylindrical corners) and conical points are found. Boundary conditions on the cathode giving space-charge-limited and temperature limited flow are used. The results show the scaling of density, potential, and current density with distance from the singularity as a function of corner angle (cone angle). The results are expected to be useful in initializing trajectories in simulation codes for various diode designs involving sharp corners and points.

  12. A correlation of water solubility in jet fuels with API gravity: aniline point percent aromatics, and temperature.

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    Byington, Alonzo

    1964-01-01

    A CORRELATION OF WATER SOLUBILITY IN JET FUELS WITH API GRAVITY, ANILINE POINT PERCENT AROMATICS, AND TEMPERATURE A Thesis By ALONZO B YINGTON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January, 1964 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering A CORRELATION OF MATER SOLUBILITT IH JET FUELS WITS API GEAVITT, ANILINE POINT, PERCENT ARONATICS, AND TENPERATURE A Thesis By ALOHZO BYIHGTOH Approved...

  13. Acoustically enhanced boiling heat transfer

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Douglas, Zachary; Boziuk, Thomas R.; Smith, Marc K.; Glezer, Ari

    2012-05-01

    An acoustic field generated by a light-weight, low-power acoustic driver is shown to increase the critical heat flux during pool boiling by about 17%. It does this by facilitating the removal of vapor bubbles from the heated surface and suppressing the instability that leads to the transition to film boiling at the critical heat flux. Bubble removal is enhanced because the acoustic field induces capillary waves on the surface of a vapor bubble that interact with the bubble contact line on the heated surface causing the contact line to contract and detach the bubble from the surface. The acoustic field also produces a radiation pressure that helps to facilitate the bubble detachment process and also suppresses the transition to film boiling. The mechanisms associated with these interactions are explored using three different experimental setups with acoustic forcing: an air bubble on the underside of a horizontal surface, a single vapor bubble on the top side of a horizontal heated surface, and pool boiling from a horizontal heated surface. Measurements of the capillary waves induced on the bubbles, bubble motion, and heat transfer from the heated surface were performed to isolate and identify the dominant forces involved in these acoustically forced motions.

  14. Thermosyphon boiling in vertical channels

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Bar-Cohen; H. Schweitzer

    1983-01-01

    The thermal characteristics of ebullient cooling systems for VHSIC and VLSI microelectronic component thermal control are studied by experimentally and analytically investigating boiling heat transfer from a pair of flat, closely spaced, isoflux plates immersed in saturated water. A theoretical model for liquid flow rate through the channel is developed and used as a basis for correlating the rate of

  15. The Variation with Temperature of the Principal Elastic Moduli of NaCl near the Melting Point

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lloyd Hunter

    1942-01-01

    The principal elastic moduli of single crystal rods of NaCl were measured over the temperature range 20°C to 804°C, the melting point. The measurements were carried out by means of a tripartite piezoelectric oscillator consisting of a quartz crystal driver, an intermediate fused silica bar, and the NaCl specimen. The shear constants C44 and (C11-C12) decrease nearly linearly with temperature,

  16. Subcooled flow film boiling across a horizontal cylinder. Part I. Analytical model

    SciTech Connect

    Chou, X.S.; Witte, L.C. (Univ. of Houston, TX (United States))

    1995-02-01

    An analytical model of stable subcooled flow film boiling on the front of a horizontal cylinder and a model for the wake region downstream of the flow separation points were developed. The flow and temperature fields upstream of the separation points were represented by a 'local-similarity' solution obtained through a rigorous mathematical transformation. The transformed governing equations were solved numerically using a finite-difference scheme. Numerical solutions for the vapor layer thickness, the velocity, and the temperature fields were obtained for both the liquid and vapor layers. The results showed that the liquid boundary layer was thicker than the vapor film. Increases in the liquid subcooling and in the free-stream velocity decreased the vapor layer thickness. The influence of convection in the vapor layer is small yielding a near-linear temperature distribution. A two-dimensional vapor wake model was developed based on mass and energy balances. Numerical solutions, including the vapor layer thickness and the temperature field of the front part and the wake part, were matched at the separation points. The results showed that increases in the liquid subcooling decreased the vapor layer thickness. Heat transfer in the wake region can amount up to 20 percent of the heat transfer in the forward region and should not be neglected especially at high subcooling. 19 refs., 8 figs.

  17. Variation of Subcooled Film Boiling State in He II with the Pressure

    SciTech Connect

    Nozawa, M.; Murakami, M.; Yamamoto, I. [Institute of Engineering Mechanics and Systems, University of Tsukuba, Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba 305-8573 (Japan); Kimura, N. [Cryogenics Science Center, Applied Research Laboratory, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Oho 1-1, Tsukuba 305-0801 (Japan)

    2004-06-23

    The characteristic feature of subcooled film boiling in He II was experimentally studied. The visual observation and the transient pressure and temperature measurements were performed to investigate the variation of the subcooled film boiling state with the pressure. In the highly subcooled state, the boiling state was relatively stable and little dynamic behavior of the vapor layer was observed. The pressure and temperature oscillations were hardly detected. As the pressure is reduced and consequently the degree of subcooling decreases, the thickness of vapor layer becomes thick and the dynamic behavior gradually becomes violent. The pressure and temperature oscillations appear with a very high frequency around several kHz. As the pressure further decreases to near the lambda pressure, the boiling state changes to much more violent boiling state with a frequency of several hundred Hz. A vapor bubble repeats formation and crush periodically, which apparently resembles noisy film boiling in saturated He II. The boundary between the stable and the unstable boilings seems to be in the pressure higher than the lambda pressure.

  18. Marangoni Effects in the Boiling of Binary Fluid Mixtures

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ahmed, Sayeed; Carey, Van P.; Motil, Brian

    1996-01-01

    Results of very recent experimental studies indicate that during nucleate boiling in some binary mixture, Marangoni effects augment the gravity driven flow of liquid towards the heated surface. With gravity present, it is impossible to separate the two effects. The reduced gravity environment gives an unique opportunity to explore th role of Marangoni effects on the boiling mechanisms free of gravitational body forces that obscure the role of such effects. However, recent experimental results suggest that under reduced gravity conditions, Marangoni effects is the dominant mechanism of vapor-liquid exchange at the surface for some binary mixture. To further explore such effects, experiments have been conducted with water/2-propanol mixtures at three different concentrations under normal gravity with different orientations of the heater surface and under reduce gravity aboard the DC-9 aircraft at NASA Lewis Research Center. The system pressure was sub atmospheric (approx. 8 kP at 1g(n)) and the bulk liquid temperature varied from low subcooling to near saturation. The molar concentrations of 2-propanol tested were 0.015, 0.025, and 0.1. Boiling curves were obtained both for high gravity (approx. 2g(n)) and reduce gravity (approx. 0.01g(n)). For each concentration of 2-propanol, the critical heat flux has been determined in the flight experiments only for reduced gravity conditions. Comparison of boiling curves and CHF obtained under l-g(n) an reduced gravity indicates that boiling mechanism in this mixtures is nearly independent of gravity. The results also indicate that the Marangoni mechanism is strong enough in these mixtures to sustain the boiling under reduced gravity conditions.

  19. Zero-Point Energy: The Case of the Leiden Low-Temperature Laboratory of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dirk van Delft

    2008-01-01

    In this paper we examine the reaction of the Leiden low-temperature laboratory of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes to new ideas in quantum theory. Especially the contributions of Albert Einstein (1906) and Peter Debye (1912) to the theory of specific heat, and the concept of zero-point energy formulated by Max Planck in 1911, gave a boost to solid state research to test

  20. Overcoming the Limitations of the SIE and OME Methods in Assessing the Effects of Impurities in Temperature Fixed Points

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    Fahr, M.; Cundy, D. S.

    2015-03-01

    Impurities are still among the primary concerns regarding the realization of many fixed points of the International Temperature Scale (ITS-90). Several methods have been suggested to correct for these effects. The most promising strategy, with regard to the achievable uncertainty level, is the `sum of the individual estimates' (SIE) method. It involves a chemical analysis of the material and a calculation of each of the detected chemical species' effect on the phase-transition temperature of the fixed-point substance. This correction can be accurate only if all the detected impurities are completely dissolved. Given the recent evidence for insoluble impurities in metal fixed points, this strategy needs to be modified; otherwise, it may lead to an inaccurate estimation of the impurity-related effect on the fixed-point temperature. In this article, a correction method is set out that reflects the crucial distinction between soluble, insoluble, and partially soluble impurities. This `sum of the individual estimates for the dissolved species' (SIEDS) method starts from a chemical analysis but takes into account only the dissolved particles. For this purpose, different types of substances are considered as possible dissolved impurities and are discussed from a chemical point of view. For those impurities where data are insufficient, only an uncertainty estimation is possible. For this purpose, the `overall maximum estimate of the dissolved species' (OMEDS) method is derived from the SIEDS method as the new counterpart to the well-known `overall maximum estimate' (OME) method.

  1. An investigation of the structures of the high-boiling phenols isolated from the tar of group G6 coal

    SciTech Connect

    Platonov, V.V.; Ivleva, L.N.; Klyavina, O.A.; Prokof'ev, E.E.

    1983-01-01

    A scheme is proposed for separating the phenols isolated from the tar of group G6 coal with boiling points above 523 K. It has been shown that the high-boiling phenols of hard-coal tars are complex polyfunctional compounds. Molecular and structural formulas of the phenols are suggested.

  2. High freezing point fuels used for aviation turbine engines

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Friedman, R.

    1979-01-01

    Broadened-specification aviation fuels could be produced from a greater fraction of crude source material with improvements in fuel supply and price. These fuels, particularly those with increased final boiling temperatures, would have higher freezing temperatures than current aviation turbine fuels. For the small but significant fraction of commercial flights where low fuel temperatures make higher freezing-point fuel use unacceptable, adaptations to the fuel or fuel system may be made to accommodate this fuel. Several techniques are discussed. Fuel heating is the most promising concept. One simple design uses existing heat rejection from the fuel-lubricating oil cooler, another uses an engine-driven generator for electrical heating.

  3. Trend analysis and change point detection of annual and seasonal precipitation and temperature series over southwest Iran

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zarenistanak, Mohammad; Dhorde, Amit G.; Kripalani, R. H.

    2014-03-01

    This paper presents results of trend analysis and change point detection of annual and seasonal precipitation, and mean temperature (TM), maximum temperature (TMAX) and minimum temperature (TMIN) time series of the period 1950-2007. Investigations were carried out for 50 precipitation stations and 39 temperature stations located in southwest Iran. Three statistical tests including Pettitt's test, Sequential Mann-Kendall test (SQ-MK test) and Mann-Kendall rank test (MK-test) were used for the analysis. The results obtained for precipitation series indicated that most stations showed insignificant trends in annual and seasonal series. Out of the stations which showed significant trends, highest numbers were observed during winter season while no significant trends were detected in summer precipitation. Moreover, no decreasing significant trends were detected by statistical tests in annual and seasonal precipitation series. The analysis of temperature trends revealed a significant increase during summer and spring seasons. TMAX was more stable than TMIN and TM, and winter was stable compared to summer, spring and autumn seasons. The results of change point detection indicated that most of the positive significant mutation points in TM, TMAX and TMIN began in the 1990s.

  4. Loop Heat Pipe Transient Behavior Using Heat Source Temperature for Set Point Control with Thermoelectric Converter on Reservoir

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ku, Jentung; Paiva, Kleber; Mantelli, Marcia

    2011-01-01

    The LHP operating temperature is governed by the saturation temperature of its reservoir. Controlling the reservoir saturation temperature is commonly done by cold biasing the reservoir and using electrical heaters to provide the required control power. With this method, the loop operating temperature can be controlled within 0.5K or better. However, because the thermal resistance that exists between the heat source and the LHP evaporator, the heat source temperature will vary with its heat output even if the LHP operating temperature is kept constant. Since maintaining a constant heat source temperature is of most interest, a question often raised is whether the heat source temperature can be used for LHP set point temperature control. A test program with a miniature LHP was carried out to investigate the effects on the LHP operation when the control temperature sensor was placed on the heat source instead of the reservoir. In these tests, the LHP reservoir was cold-biased and was heated by a control heater. Test results show that it was feasible to use the heat source temperature for feedback control of the LHP operation. In particular, when a thermoelectric converter was used as the reservoir control heater, the heat source temperature could be maintained within a tight range using a proportional-integral-derivative or on/off control algorithm. Moreover, because the TEC could provide both heating and cooling to the reservoir, temperature oscillations during fast transients such as loop startup could be eliminated or substantially reduced when compared to using an electrical heater as the control heater.

  5. 46 CFR 153.908 - Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring cargo temperature during discharge...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring...Cargo Information § 153.908 Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring...For Category A or B NLS, the cargo's viscosity at 20 °C in mPa.s and, if the...

  6. 46 CFR 153.908 - Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring cargo temperature during discharge...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring...Cargo Information § 153.908 Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring...For Category A or B NLS, the cargo's viscosity at 20 °C in mPa.s and, if the...

  7. 46 CFR 153.908 - Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring cargo temperature during discharge...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring...Cargo Information § 153.908 Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring...For Category A or B NLS, the cargo's viscosity at 20 °C in mPa.s and, if the...

  8. 46 CFR 153.908 - Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring cargo temperature during discharge...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring...Cargo Information § 153.908 Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring...For Category A or B NLS, the cargo's viscosity at 20 °C in mPa.s and, if the...

  9. 46 CFR 153.908 - Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring cargo temperature during discharge...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring...Cargo Information § 153.908 Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring...For Category A or B NLS, the cargo's viscosity at 20 °C in mPa.s and, if the...

  10. Nucleate pool boiling in the long duration low gravity environment of the space shuttle

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hasan, M. M.; Lin, C. S.; Knoll, R. H.; Bentz, M. D.; Meserole, J. S.

    1993-01-01

    The results are presented of an experimental study of nucleate pool boiling performed in the low gravity environment of the space shuttle. Photographic observations of pool boiling in Freon 113 were obtained during the 'Tank Pressure Control Experiment', flown on the Space Transportation System STS-43 in August 1991. Nucleate boiling data from large (relative to bubble size) flat heating surfaces (0.1046 by 0.0742 m) was obtained at very low heat fluxes (0.22 to 1.19 kw/so m). The system pressure and the bulk liquid subcooling varied in the range of 40 to 60 kPa and 3 to 5 C respectively. Thirty-eight boiling tests, each of 10 min duration for a given heat flux, were conducted. Measurements included the heater power, heater surface temperature, the liquid temperature and the system pressure as functions of heating time. Video data of the first 2 min of heating was recorded for each test. In some tests the video clearly shows the inception of boiling and the growth and departure of bubbles from the surface during the first 2 min of heating. In the absence of video data, the heater temperature variation during heating shows the inception of boiling and stable nucleate boiling. During the stable nucleate boiling, the wall superheat varied between 2.8 to 3.8 C for heat fluxes in the range of 0.95 to 1.19 kw/so m. The wall superheat at the inception of boiling varied between 2 to 13 C.

  11. Nucleate pool boiling in the long duration low gravity environment of the Space Shuttle

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hasan, M. M.; Lin, C. S.; Knoll, R. H.; Bentz, M. D.; Meserole, J. S.

    1993-01-01

    The results are presented of an experimental study of nucleate pool boiling performed in the low gravity environment of the space shuttle. Photographic observations of pool boiling in Freon 113 were obtained during the 'Tank Pressure Control Experiment,' flown on the Space Transportation System, STS-43 in August 1991. Nucleate boiling data from large (relative to bubble size) flat heating surfaces (0.1046 by 0.0742 m) was obtained at very low heat fluxes (0.22 to 1.19 kW/sq m). The system pressure and the bulk liquid subcooling varied in the range of 40 to 60 kPa and 3 to 5 C respectively. Thirty-eight boiling tests, each of 10-min duration for a given heat flux, were conducted. Measurements included the heater power, heater surface temperature, the liquid temperature and the system pressure as functions of heating time. Video data of the first 2 min of heating was recorded for each test. In some tests the video clearly shows the inception of boiling and the growth and departure of bubbles from the surface during the first 2 min of heating. In the absence of video data, the heater temperature variation during heating shows the inception of boiling and stable nucleate boiling. During the stable nucleate boiling, the wall superheat varied between 2.8 to 3.8 C for heat fluxes in the range of 0.95 to 1.19 kW/sq m. The wall superheat at the inception of boiling varied between 2 to 13 C.

  12. Homogeneous Boiling Explosion during High Heat Flux Pulse Heating of Water

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hasan, Mohammad Nasim; Monde, Masanori; Mitsutake, Yuichi

    A model based on one-dimensional heat conduction and classical homogeneous nucleation has been applied to study the boiling explosion phenomena during high heat flux pulse heating of water. In this model, a characteristic liquid cluster at the liquid boundary is taken into consideration and the boiling explosion condition is defined by considering the energy balance in that cluster. The model describes that the boiling explosion corresponds to a particular stage of liquid heating at which the energy consumption in the cluster due to bubble nucleation and growth exceeds the energy deposition to the cluster by external heating. By applying this model, the occurrence of the boiling explosion condition in water at atmospheric pressure has been determined for a wide range of boundary heat fluxes (15-1000 MW/m2) at various liquid initial temperatures (293 K-373 K). The effects of the boundary heat flux and the liquid initial temperature on various boiling explosion characteristics such as the liquid temperature and the time of the boiling explosion, heat flux across the liquid vapor interface, number of bubbles generated per unit area at the boiling explosion etc. are determined and discussed in context with other relevant information. The boiling explosion time as obtained in the present model is found to be in good agreement with that reported by other researchers for identical liquid heating conditions. With the consideration of a characteristic time period of 1 millisecond for the occurrence of the boiling explosion, the present study corresponds to a limiting boundary heat flux of about 15 MW/m2 for water at atmospheric pressure.

  13. Temperature measurement during microwave processing

    SciTech Connect

    Darby, G.; Clark, D.E.; DiFiore, R.; Foltz, D. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)] [and others

    1995-12-31

    Many ceramic materials have been fabricated using sol-gel processing where the starting materials consist of a liquid organic precursor mixed with water and alcohol. The initial stages in sol-gel reactions require temperatures in the range of 100{degrees}C or less, and therefore appear ideally suited for processing in a conventional microwave oven. In this paper we evaluate the use of several types of thermocouple geometries for measuring the temperature of liquids, including tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS) during microwave heating. The boiling point of water is used as a reference on which to base the accuracy of our measurements.

  14. Receiver Noise Temperature the Quantum Noise Limit and the Role of the Zero-Point Fluctuations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. R. Kerr; M. J. Feldman; S. k. Paul

    Abstract There,are,in use,at present,three,different,ways,of deducing,the,receiver noise temperature TR from the measured Y-factor, each resulting in a different value of TR. The methods differ in the way the physical temperatures,of the hot and cold loads, Th and Tc (usually room temperature and liquid nitrogen), are converted,into,radiated,power,\\

  15. The Physics of Boiling at Burnout

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Theofanous, T. G.; Tu, J. P.; Dinh, T. N.; Salmassi, T.; Dinh, A. T.; Gasljevic, K.

    2000-01-01

    The basic elements of a new experimental approach for the investigation of burnout in pool boiling are presented. The approach consists of the combined use of ultrathin (nano-scale) heaters and high speed infrared imaging of the heater temperature pattern as a whole, in conjunction with highly detailed control and characterization of heater morphology at the nano and micron scales. It is shown that the burnout phenomenon can be resolved in both space and time. Ultrathin heaters capable of dissipating power levels, at steady-state, of over 1 MW/square m are demonstrated. A separation of scales is identified and it is used to transfer the focus of attention from the complexity of the two-phase mixing layer in the vicinity of the heater to a micron-scaled microlayer and nucleation and associated film-disruption processes within it.

  16. Modeling acid-gas generation from boiling chloride brines

    PubMed Central

    2009-01-01

    Background This study investigates the generation of HCl and other acid gases from boiling calcium chloride dominated waters at atmospheric pressure, primarily using numerical modeling. The main focus of this investigation relates to the long-term geologic disposal of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, where pore waters around waste-emplacement tunnels are expected to undergo boiling and evaporative concentration as a result of the heat released by spent nuclear fuel. Processes that are modeled include boiling of highly concentrated solutions, gas transport, and gas condensation accompanied by the dissociation of acid gases, causing low-pH condensate. Results Simple calculations are first carried out to evaluate condensate pH as a function of HCl gas fugacity and condensed water fraction for a vapor equilibrated with saturated calcium chloride brine at 50-150°C and 1 bar. The distillation of a calcium-chloride-dominated brine is then simulated with a reactive transport model using a brine composition representative of partially evaporated calcium-rich pore waters at Yucca Mountain. Results show a significant increase in boiling temperature from evaporative concentration, as well as low pH in condensates, particularly for dynamic systems where partial condensation takes place, which result in enrichment of HCl in condensates. These results are in qualitative agreement with experimental data from other studies. Conclusion The combination of reactive transport with multicomponent brine chemistry to study evaporation, boiling, and the potential for acid gas generation at the proposed Yucca Mountain repository is seen as an improvement relative to previously applied simpler batch evaporation models. This approach allows the evaluation of thermal, hydrological, and chemical (THC) processes in a coupled manner, and modeling of settings much more relevant to actual field conditions than the distillation experiment considered. The actual and modeled distillation experiments do not represent expected conditions in an emplacement drift, but nevertheless illustrate the potential for acid-gas generation at moderate temperatures (<150°C). PMID:19917082

  17. Heat Transfer Performances of Pool Boiling on Metal-Graphite Composite Surfaces

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Zhang, Nengli; Chao, David F.; Yang, Wen-Jei

    2000-01-01

    Nucleate boiling, especially near the critical heat flux (CHF), can provide excellent economy along with high efficiency of heat transfer. However, the performance of nucleate boiling may deteriorate in a reduced gravity environment and the nucleate boiling usually has a potentially dangerous characteristic in CHF regime. That is, any slight overload can result in burnout of the boiling surface because the heat transfer will suddenly move into the film-boiling regime. Therefore, enhancement of nucleate boiling heat transfer becomes more important in reduced gravity environments. Enhancing nucleate boiling and critical heat flux can be reached using micro-configured metal-graphite composites as the boiling surface. Thermocapillary force induced by temperature difference between the graphite-fiber tips and the metal matrix, which is independent of gravity, will play an important role in bubble detachment. Thus boiling heat transfer performance does not deteriorate in a reduced-gravity environment. Based on the existing experimental data, and a two-tier theoretical model, correlation formulas are derived for nucleate boiling on the copper-graphite and aluminum-graphite composite surfaces, in both the isolated and coalesced bubble regimes. Experimental studies were performed on nucleate pool boiling of pentane on cooper-graphite (Cu-Gr) and aluminum-graphite (Al-Gr) composite surfaces with various fiber volume concentrations for heat fluxes up to 35 W per square centimeter. It is revealed that a significant enhancement in boiling heat transfer performance on the composite surfaces is achieved, due to the presence of micro-graphite fibers embedded in the matrix. The onset of nucleate boiling (the isolated bubble regime) occurs at wall superheat of about 10 C for the Cu-Gr surface and 15 C for the Al-Gr surface, much lower than their respective pure metal surfaces. Transition from an isolated bubble regime to a coalesced bubble regime in boiling occurs at a superheat of about 14 C on Cu-Gr surface and 19 C on Al-Gr surface.

  18. New flow boiling heat transfer model for hydrocarbons evaporating inside horizontal tubes

    SciTech Connect

    Chen, G. F.; Gong, M. Q.; Wu, J. F.; Zou, X. [Key Laboratory of Cryogenics, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2711, 35, Beijing, 100190 (China); Wang, S. [Key Laboratory of Cryogenics, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2711, 35, Beijing, 100190 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Science, No. 19 YuQuan Road, Beijing, 100049 (China)

    2014-01-29

    Hydrocarbons have high thermodynamic performances, belong to the group of natural refrigerants, and they are the main components in mixture Joule-Thomson low temperature refrigerators (MJTR). New evaluations of nucleate boiling contribution and nucleate boiling suppression factor in flow boiling heat transfer have been proposed for hydrocarbons. A forced convection heat transfer enhancement factor correlation incorporating liquid velocity has also been proposed. In addition, the comparisons of the new model and other classic models were made to evaluate its accuracy in heat transfer prediction.

  19. A review on saturated boiling of liquids on tube bundles

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Swain, Abhilas; Das, Mihir Kumar

    2014-05-01

    A review of recent investigation on boiling of saturated liquids over plain and enhanced tube bundles has been carried out taking the earlier review works as reference point. The experimental observations of various geometry and performance parameters studied by researchers are analyzed keeping current demand of industries in design and development of compact, efficient heat exchanging devices. The study shows that tube spacing plays an important role in determination of compactness of the heat exchanger.

  20. Boyle temperature as a point of ideal gas in gentile statistics and its economic interpretation

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    Maslov, V. P.; Maslova, T. V.

    2014-07-01

    Boyle temperature is interpreted as the temperature at which the formation of dimers becomes impossible. To Irving Fisher's correspondence principle we assign two more quantities: the number of degrees of freedom, and credit. We determine the danger level of the mass of money M when the mutual trust between economic agents begins to fall.

  1. Steady State Film Boiling Heat Transfer Simulated With Trace V4.160

    SciTech Connect

    Audrius Jasiulevicius; Rafael Macian-Juan [Paul Scherrer Institute, 5232 Villigen PSI, Schweiz (Switzerland)

    2006-07-01

    This paper presents the results of the assessment and analysis of TRACE v4.160 heat transfer predictions in the post-CHF (critical heat flux) region and discusses the possibilities to improve the TRACE v4.160 code predictions in the film boiling heat transfer when applying different film boiling correlations. For this purpose, the TRACE v4.160-calculated film boiling heat flux and the resulting maximum inner wall temperatures during film boiling in single tubes were compared with experimental data obtained at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. The experimental database included measurements for pressures ranging from 30 to 200 bar and coolant mass fluxes from 500 to 3000 kg/m{sup 2}s. It was found that TRACE v4.160 does not produce correct predictions of the film boiling heat flux, and consequently of the maximum inner wall temperature in the test section, under the wide range of conditions documented in the KTH experiments. In particular, it was found that the standard TRACE v4.160 under-predicts the film boiling heat transfer coefficient at low pressure-low mass flux and high pressure-high mass flux conditions. For most of the rest of the investigated range of parameters, TRACE v4.160 over-predicts the film boiling heat transfer coefficient, which can lead to non-conservative predictions in applications to nuclear power plant analyses. Since no satisfactory agreement with the experimental database was obtained with the standard TRACE v4.160 film boiling heat transfer correlations, we have added seven film boiling correlations to TRACE v4.160 in order to investigate the possibility to improve the code predictions for the conditions similar to the KTH tests. The film boiling correlations were selected among the most commonly used film boiling correlations found in the open literature, namely Groeneveld 5.7, Bishop (2 correlations), Tong, Konkov, Miropolskii and Groeneveld-Delorme correlations. The only correlation among the investigated, which resulted in a significant improvement of TRACE predictions, was the Groeneveld 5.7. It was found, that replacing the current film boiling correlation (Dougall-Rohsenow) for the wall-togas heat transfer with Groeneveld 5.7 improves the code predictions for the film boiling heat transfer at high qualities in single tubes in the entire range of pressure and coolant mass flux considered. (authors)

  2. A study of forced convection boiling under reduced gravity

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Merte, Herman, Jr.

    1992-01-01

    This report presents the results of activities conducted over the period 1/2/85-12/31/90, in which the study of forced convection boiling under reduced gravity was initiated. The study seeks to improve the understanding of the basic processes that constitute forced convection boiling by removing the buoyancy effects which may mask other phenomena. Specific objectives may also be expressed in terms of the following questions: (1) what effects, if any, will the removal of body forces to the lowest possible levels have on the forced convection boiling heat transfer processes in well-defined and meaningful circumstances? (this includes those effects and processes associated with the nucleation or onset of boiling during the transient increase in heater surface temperature, as well as the heat transfer and vapor bubble behaviors with established or steady-state conditions); and (2) if such effects are present, what are the boundaries of the relevant parameters such as heat flux, heater surface superheat, fluid velocity, bulk subcooling, and geometric/orientation relationships within which such effects will be produced?

  3. Experimental demonstration of contaminant removal from fractured rock by boiling.

    PubMed

    Chen, Fei; Liu, Xiaoling; Falta, Ronald W; Murdoch, Lawrence C

    2010-08-15

    This study was conducted to experimentally demonstrate removal of a chlorinated volatile organic compound from fractured rock by boiling. A Berea sandstone core was contaminated by injecting water containing dissolved 1,2-DCA (253 mg/L) and sodium bromide (144 mg/L). During heating, the core was sealed except for one end, which was open to the atmosphere to simulate an open fracture. A temperature gradient toward the outlet was observed when boiling occurred in the core. This indicates that steam was generated and a pressure gradient developed toward the outlet, pushing steam vapor and liquid water toward the outlet. As boiling occurred, the concentration of 1,2-DCA in the condensed effluent peaked up to 6.1 times higher than the injected concentration. When 38% of the pore volume of condensate was produced, essentially 100% of the 1,2-DCA was recovered. Nonvolatile bromide concentration in the condensate was used as an indicator of the produced steam quality (vapor mass fraction) because it can only be removed as a solute, and not as a vapor. A higher produced steam quality corresponds to more concentrated 1,2-DCA removal from the core, demonstrating that the chlorinated volatile compound is primarily removed by partitioning into vapor phase flow. This study has experimentally demonstrated that boiling is an effective mechanism for CVOC removal from the rock matrix. PMID:20666474

  4. Comparisons of temperature, pressure and humidity measurements by balloon-borne radiosondes and frost point hygrometers during MOHAVE 2009

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    Hurst, D. F.; Hall, E. G.; Jordan, A. F.; Miloshevich, L. M.; Whiteman, D. N.; Leblanc, T.; Walsh, D.; Vömel, H.; Oltmans, S. J.

    2011-07-01

    We compare coincident, balloon-borne, in situ measurements of temperature and pressure by two radiosondes (Vaisala RS92, Intermet iMet-1-RSB) and measurements of relative humidity (RH) by Vaisala RS92 sondes and frost point hygrometers. Data from a total of 28 balloon flights with mixed payloads are analyzed in 1-km altitude bins to quantify measurement biases between sensors and how they vary with altitude. The disparities between sensors determined here are compared to measurement uncertainties quoted by the two radiosonde manufacturers. Our comparisons expose several flight profiles with anomalously large measurement differences. Excluding these anomalous profiles, 33 % of RS92-iMet median temperature differences exceed the uncertainty limits calculated from manufacturer-quoted uncertainties. A statistically significant, altitude-independent bias of about 0.5 ± 0.2 °C is revealed for the RS92-iMet temperature differences. Similarly, 23 % of RS92-iMet median pressure differences exceed the quoted uncertainty limits, with 83 % of these excessive differences above 16 km altitude. The pressure differences are altitude dependent, increasing from -0.6 ± 0.9 hPa at the surface to 0.7 ± 0.1 hPa above 15 km. Temperature and pressure differences between redundant RS92 sondes on the same balloon exceed manufacturer-quoted reproducibility limits 20 % and 2 % of the time, respectively, with most of the excessive differences belonging to anomalous difference profiles. Relative humidity measurements by RS92 sondes are compared to other RS92 sondes and to RH values calculated using frost point hygrometer measurements and coincident radiosonde temperature measurements. For some flights the RH differences are anomalously large, but in general are within the ±5 % RH measurement uncertainty limits quoted for the RS92. The quantitative effects of RS92 and iMet pressure and temperature differences on frost point-based water vapor mixing ratios and RH values, respectively, are also presented.

  5. Microscale schlieren visualization of near-bubble mass transport during boiling of 2-propanol/water mixtures in a square capillary

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    Sun, Chen-li; Huang, Chien-Yuan

    2014-07-01

    In this study, we successfully utilize the microscale schlieren method to visualize the microscale mass transport near the vapor-liquid interface during boiling of 2-propanol/water mixtures in a square capillary. Because the variation in the refractive index with composition is much greater than that with temperature, the microscale schlieren method proves to be a powerful tool for investigating the solutocapillary convection without the interference of thermocapillarity. When the difference between the equilibrium vapor and liquid mole fractions is large, we observe high concentration gradients near the vapor-liquid interface due to both mass diffusion and the solutocapillary effects. Although the solutocapillary convection is decidedly affected by the eruptive nature of the boiling process, the near-bubble mass transport still plays a vital role in boiling heat transfer. In a square capillary of d = 900 ?m, mass diffusion dominates and the depletion of 2-propanol near the vapor-liquid interface increases. This leads to an increase in the local bubble point causing the deterioration of heat transfer for 2-propanol/water mixtures. However, in the smaller square capillary of d = 500 ?m, the solutocapillary effect becomes more important. The induced convection near the contact line helps to augment the boiling heat transfer at x = 0.015, despite the fact that mass diffusion tends to cause a higher concentration gradient normal to the bubble front during the boiling process. Herein, we prove that the microscale schlieren method is able to provide valuable insight into the leverage between different mechanisms in heat transfer during the vaporization process of 2-propanol/water mixtures in a square capillary.

  6. Numerical analysis of contaminant removal from fractured rock during boiling.

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    Chen, Fei; Falta, Ronald W; Murdoch, Lawrence C

    2012-06-01

    A multiphase heat transfer numerical model is used to simulate a laboratory experiment of contaminant removal at boiling temperatures from a rock core representing the matrix adjacent to a fracture. The simulated temperature, condensate production, contaminant and bromide concentrations are similar to experimental data. A key observation from the experiment and simulation is that boiling out approximately 1/2 pore volume (50 mL) of water results in the removal of essentially 100% of the dissolved volatile contaminant (1,2-DCA). A field-scale simulation using the multiple interacting continua (MINC) discretization approach is conducted to illustrate possible applications of thermal remediation of fractured geologic media, assuming uniform heating. The results show that after 28% of the pore water (including both steam vapor and liquid water) was extracted, and essentially all the 1,2-DCA mass (more than 99%) was removed. PMID:22579665

  7. Control of the boiling crisis: analysis of a model system

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    Pumir, A.; Barelko, V. V.; Buryak, E. V.

    2007-11-01

    Controlling the transition between the low (nucleate) and high temperature (film) regimes of boiling is a serious challenge for a number of technological applications. Based on the theoretical analysis of a simplified reaction-diffusion model, it has recently been shown [A. Pumir, V.V. Barelko, Chaos 12, 610 (2002)] that the transition towards the dangerous situation where the high temperature phase tends to invade the whole system requires a higher power in a periodically spatially modulated system than in an homogeneous system. We show here that the transition mechanisms between the various boiling regimes depend on the ratio between the periodicity length along the wire and the characteristic thermal diffusion length. We analyse theoretically a simple experimental setup aimed at testing these ideas. The heater consists of a thin wire, with an applied electric current, with alternatively low resistance and high resistance sections. We determine the gain in stability for a set of realistic values of the parameters.

  8. Investigations of Mechanisms Associated with Nucleate Boiling Under Microgravity Conditions

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    Dhir, Vijay K.; Hasan, M.; Chao, David (Technical Monitor)

    2003-01-01

    In this work a building block type of approach is used so that a basic understanding of the processes that contribute to nucleate boiling heat fluxes under microgravity conditions can be developed. This understanding will lead to development of a mechanistic model for nucleate boiling heat transfer which could eventually be used as a design tool in space applications. Task Description Task 1: Fabrication of the Experimental Setup. Under this task, the test section and liquid holding and viewing chambers will be fabricated. Artificial cylinder cavities will be formed on silicon wafers. A single cavity and two or four cavities, with a prescribed spacing and size, will be formed. The desired nucleation wall superheat will be used to determine the size of the mouth of the cavities. Task 2: Experiments. The basic experiments for flow and temperature field around single and multiple (2 or 4 separated or merged bubbles growing on downward facing or inclined surfaces) will be carried out under normal gravity conditions. The experiments will be conducted at one atmosphere pressure, but liquid subcooling will be varied from 0 to 30C. Water and PF-5050 will be used as test liquids. Task 3: Analytical/Numerical Models. In this task, transient temperature and flow field in vapor and liquid will be determined during growth of a single bubble. Analysis will include the evolution of the vapor-liquid interface and development of microlayer underneath the bubbles. For merged bubbles, detailed calculations of flow and temperature field will be carried out for transient shapes of vapor stems supporting a large bubble and the corresponding evaporation rate. Flow and temperature field for a bubble sliding along a heated wall will also be determined. Microgravity conditions will be simulated and a framework of a numerical tool for prediction of nucleate boiling heat fluxes under microgravity conditions will be developed. Task 4: Experiments in a KC-135. To understand bubble growth and detachment behavior of single or large merged bubbles, boiling experiments will be conducted under low gravity (10-2 g) conditions of the aircraft. In these experiments, 'designed' surfaces will be used. Visual observations and heat transfer data will be taken, but holography will not be used. The apparatus used for laboratory experiments will also be employed for experiments in the aircraft. Task 5: Experiments in the Space Shuttle. Effort will be devoted for defining a boiling experiment to be conducted on a 'designed' surface. The experiment will provide microgravity data on bubble growth and departure. These data are needed for development of a credible model for nucleate boiling heat fluxes under microgravity conditions. The heat transfer data will also be obtained and will be used to validate the models.

  9. Rotational cars application to simultaneous and multiple-point temperature and concentration determination in a turbulent flow

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    Snow, J. B.; Murphy, D. V.; Chang, R. K.

    1984-01-01

    Coherent Anti-stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) from the pure rotational Raman lines of N2 is employed to measure the instantaneous rotational temperature of N2 gas at room temperature and below with good spatial resolution. A broad-bandwidth dye laser is used to obtain the entire rotational spectrum from a signal laser pulse; the CARS signal is then dispersed by a spectrograph and recorded on an optical multichannel analyzer. A best-fit temperature is found in several seconds with the aid of a computer for each experimental spectrum by a least squares comparison with calculated spectra. The model used to calculate the theoretical spectra incorporates the temperature and pressure dependence of the pressure-broadened rotational Raman lines, includes the nonresonant background susceptibility, and assumes that the pump laser has a finite linewidth. Temperatures are fit to experimental spectra recorded over the temperature range of 135 to 296K, and over the pressure range of 0.13 to 15.3 atm. In addition to the spatially resolved single point work, we have used multipoint CARS to obtain information from many spatially resolved volume elements along a cylindrical line (0.1 x 0.1 x 2.0 mm). We also obtained qualitative information on the instantaneous species concentration and temperature at 20 spatially resolved volume elements (0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 mm) along a line.

  10. Investigation of the effects of pressure gradient, temperature and wall temperature ratio on the stagnation point heat transfer for circular cylinders and gas turbine vanes

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    Nagamatsu, H. T.; Duffy, R. E.

    1984-01-01

    Low and high pressure shock tubes were designed and constructed for the purpose of obtaining heat transfer data over a temperature range of 390 to 2500 K, pressures of 0.3 to 42 atm, and Mach numbers of 0.15 to 1.5 with and without pressure gradient. A square test section with adjustable top and bottom walls was constructed to produce the favorable and adverse pressure gradient over the flat plate with heat gages. A water cooled gas turbine nozzle cascade which is attached to the high pressure shock tube was obtained to measuse the heat flux over pressure and suction surfaces. Thin-film platinum heat gages with a response time of a few microseconds were developed and used to measure the heat flux for laminar, transition, and turbulent boundary layers. The laminar boundary heat flux on the shock tube wall agreed with Mirel's flat plate theory. Stagnation point heat transfer for circular cylinders at low temperature compared with the theoretical prediction, but for a gas temperature of 922 K the heat fluxes were higher than the predicted values. Preliminary flat plate heat transfer data were measured for laminar, transition, and turbulent boundary layers with and without pressure gradients for free-stream temperatures of 350 to 2575 K and flow Mach numbers of 0.11 to 1.9. The experimental heat flux data were correlated with the laminar and turbulent theories and the agreement was good at low temperatures which was not the case for higher temperatures.

  11. Length Scale and Gravity Effects on Microgravity Boiling Heat Transfer

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    Kim, Jungho; McQuillen, John; Balombin, Joe

    2002-11-01

    Boiling is a complex phenomenon where hydrodynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, and interfacial phenomena are tightly interwoven. An understanding of boiling and critical heat flux in microgravity environments is of importance to space based hardware and processes such as heat exchange, cryogenic fuel storage and transportation, electronic cooling, and material processing due to the large amounts of heat that can be removed with relatively little increase in temperature. Although research in this area has been performed in the past four decades, the mechanisms by which heat is removed from surfaces in microgravity are still unclear. In earth gravity, buoyancy is an important parameter that affects boiling heat transfer through the rate at which bubbles are removed from the surface. A simple model describing the bubble departure size based on a quasistatic force balance between buoyancy and surface tension is given by the Fritz I relation: Bo1/2 = 0.0208 theta where Bo is the ratio between buoyancy and surface tension forces. For small, rapidly growing bubbles, inertia associated with the induced liquid motion can also cause bubble departure. In microgravity, the magnitude of effects related to natural convection and buoyancy are small and physical mechanisms normally masked by natural convection in earth gravity such as Marangoni convection can substantially influence the boiling and vapor bubble dynamics. CHF (critical heat transfer) is also substantially affected by microgravity. In 1 g environments, Bo has been used as a correlating parameter for CHF. Zuber's CHF model for an infinite horizontal surface assumes that vapor columns formed by the merger of bubbles become unstable due to a Helmholtz instability blocking the supply of liquid to the surface. The jets are spaced lambdaD apart, where lambdaD = 2pi square root of 3[(sigma)/(g(rhol - rhov]1/2 = 2pi square root of 3 L Bo-1/2 = square root of 3 lambdac and is the wavelength that amplifies most rapidly. The critical wavelength, lambdac, is the wavelength below which a vapor layer underneath a liquid layer is stable. For heaters with Bo smaller than about 3 (heaters smaller than lambdaD), the above model is not applicable, and surface tension effects dominate. Bubble coalescence is thought to be the mechanism for CHF under these conditions. Small Bo can result by decreasing the size of a heater in earth gravity, or by operating a large heater in a lower gravity environment. In the microgravity of space, even large heaters can have low Bo, and models based on Helmholtz instability should not be applicable. The macrolayer model of Haramura and Katto is dimensionally equivalent to Zuber's model and has the same dependence on gravity, so it should not be applicable as well. The goal of this work is to determine how boiling heat transfer mechanisms in a low-g environment are altered from those at higher gravity levels. Boiling data using a microheater array was obtained under gravity environments ranging from 1.8 g to 0.02 g with heater sizes ranging from 2.7 mm to 1 mm. The boiling behavior for 2.7 mm at 0.02 g looked quite similar to boiling on the 1 mm heater at 1 g-the formation of a large primary bubble surrounded by smaller satellite bubbles was observed under both conditions. The similarity suggests that for heaters smaller than some fraction of Ic, coalescence and surface tension dominate boiling heat transfer. It also suggests that microgravity boiling can be studied by studying boiling on very small heaters.

  12. Forced flow boiling heat transfer of liquid hydrogen for superconductor cooling

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    Yasuyuki Shirai; Hideki Tatsumoto; Masahiro Shiotsu; Koichi Hata; Hiroaki Kobayashi; Yoshihiro Naruo; Yoshifumi Inatani; Katsuhiro Kinoshita

    2011-01-01

    Heat transfer from inner side of a heated vertical pipe to liquid hydrogen flowing upward was first measured at the pressure of 0.7MPa for wide ranges of flow rates and liquid temperatures. The heat transfer coefficients in non-boiling regime for each flow velocity were well in agreement with the Dittus–Boelter equation. The heat fluxes at the inception of boiling and

  13. Nucleate pool boiling of liquid methane and its natural gas mixtures

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    Maoqiong Gong; Jia Ma; Jianfeng Wu; Yu Zhang; Zhaohu Sun; Yuan Zhou

    2009-01-01

    An apparatus was designed and built for the study on pool-boiling heat transfer characteristics of pure and mixed fluids at cryogenic temperature. With this apparatus, extensive measurements were carried out to investigate the pool-boiling behaviors of pure methane and three binary mixtures of methane+ethane, methane+propane and methane+isobutane, as well as a multicomponent mixture of methane, ethane, propane and isobutane. The

  14. Criticality in the slowed-down boiling crisis at zero gravity

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    Charignon, T.; Lloveras, P.; Chatain, D.; Truskinovsky, L.; Vives, E.; Beysens, D.; Nikolayev, V. S.

    2015-05-01

    Boiling crisis is a transition between nucleate and film boiling. It occurs at a threshold value of the heat flux from the heater called CHF (critical heat flux). Usually, boiling crisis studies are hindered by the high CHF and short transition duration (below 1 ms). Here we report on experiments in hydrogen near its liquid-vapor critical point, in which the CHF is low and the dynamics slow enough to be resolved. As under such conditions the surface tension is very small, the experiments are carried out in the reduced gravity to preserve the conventional bubble geometry. Weightlessness is created artificially in two-phase hydrogen by compensating gravity with magnetic forces. We were able to reveal the fractal structure of the contour of the percolating cluster of the dry areas at the heater that precedes the boiling crisis. We provide a direct statistical analysis of dry spot areas that confirms the boiling crisis at zero gravity as a scale-free phenomenon. It was observed that, in agreement with theoretical predictions, saturated boiling CHF tends to zero (within the precision of our thermal control system) in zero gravity, which suggests that the boiling crisis may be observed at any heat flux provided the experiment lasts long enough.

  15. Correlation of pool boiling curves for the homogeous group freons

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    J. W. Westwater; J. C. Zinn; K. J. Brodbeck

    1989-01-01

    A knowledge of the complete boiling curve q verses ÎT for a liquid, including the regimes of nucleate boiling, transition boiling, and a film boiling is needed for the design and operation of various types of heat transfer equipment. No general method exists for predicting the complete curve. Most difficult is the prediction of the nucleate boiling curve, the transition

  16. Numerical simulation of subcooled flow boiling

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    Won Cheol Park

    2003-01-01

    Sub-cooled flow boiling in a U-bend has been examined using numerical methods. An Eulerian\\/Eulerian mathematical description was used with a multiphase computational algorithm to predict several types of flows and to examine sub-cooled flow boiling. As a prelude to the study of sub-cooled boiling and two-phase flows, single-phase laminar and turbulent flows in a U-bend were investigated. Air-water bubbly up

  17. The bi-variate frequency distribution of two concurrent climatic variables: a study of temperature and dew point 

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    Zeitler, Jon William

    1991-01-01

    variables to a bi-variate theoretical distribution. A likely reason for this is the lack of historical. concurrent observations, coupled with a previous lack of computer capability for handling data. The recent implementation of automated observation... calculations can be made for selected stations in Texas. The specific objectives of this study will be to: (1) Establish and identify statistical properties of the temperature and dew point data. (2) Attempt to develop methods for computing joint...

  18. Effects of gravity on the boiling of binary fluid mixtures

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    S. Ahmed; V. P. Carey

    1998-01-01

    Experiments have been conducted with water\\/2-propanol mixtures under reduced gravity, normal gravity and high gravity in order to investigate Marangoni effects and their interaction with the gravitational effect in the pool boiling of binary mixtures. The system pressure was subatmospheric (? 8 kPa at lgn)and the bulk liquid temperature varied from low subcooling to near saturation. The molar concentrations of

  19. Influence of the ambient temperature during heat pipe manufacturing on its function and heat transport ability

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    ?aja, A.; Nemec, P.; Malcho, M.

    2014-03-01

    Heat pipe is heat transfer device working at a minimum temperature difference of evaporator and condenser. Operating temperature of the heat pipe determine by properties of the working substance and pressure achieved during production. The contribution is focused on the determining the effect of the initial surrounding temperature where the heat pipe is manufactured and on the obtaining performance characteristics produced heat pipes in dependence of manufacturing temperature. Generally hold, that the boiling point of the working liquid decrease with decreasing ambient pressure. Based on this can be suppose that producing of lower ambient temperature during heat pipe manufacturing, will create the lower pressure, the boiling point of the working fluid will lower too and the heat pipe should be better performance characteristics.

  20. The Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration Low-Melting-Temperature Metals

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    McDonald, Kirk

    /gm. Boiling point of bismuth alloys 1600 C. Specific heat 0.13 J/gm. 200 J for T = 1500 C. no boiling: Eddy currents; boiling. 2 #12;The Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration Element Atomic Density Melting Boiling Heat Heat of Thermal Number Temp. Temp. Capacity Vapor. Cond. (gm/cm3 ) ( C) ( C

  1. Mechanisms of Boiling in Microchannels: Critical Assessment

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    J. R. Thome; L. Consolini

    2010-01-01

    \\u000a Numerous characteristic trends and effects have been observed in published studies on two-phase micro-channel boiling heat\\u000a transfer. While macro-scale flow boiling heat transfer may be decomposed into nucleate and convective boiling contributions,\\u000a at the micro-scale the extent of these two important mechanisms remains unclear. Although many experimental studies have proposed\\u000a nucleate boiling as the dominant micro-scale mechanism, based on the

  2. Transient boiling in two-phase helium natural circulation loops

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    Furci, H.; Baudouy, B.; Four, A.; Meuris, C.

    2014-01-01

    Two-phase helium natural circulation loops are used for cooling large superconducting magnets, as CMS for LHC. During normal operation or in the case of incidents, transients are exerted on the cooling system. Here a cooling system of this type is studied experimentally. Sudden power changes are operated on a vertical-heated-section natural convection loop, simulating a fast increase of heat deposition on magnet cooling pipes. Mass flow rate, heated section wall temperature and pressure drop variations are measured as a function of time, to assess the time behavior concerning the boiling regime according to the values of power injected on the heated section. The boiling curves and critical heat flux (CHF) values have been obtained in steady state. Temperature evolution has been observed in order to explore the operating ranges where heat transfer is deteriorated. Premature film boiling has been observed during transients on the heated section in some power ranges, even at appreciably lower values than the CHF. A way of attenuating these undesired temperature excursions has been identified through the application of high enough initial heating power.

  3. Electrical effects in measurements at the silver point using high temperature SPRTs

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    Widiatmo, J. V.; Harada, K.; Yamazawa, K.; Tamba, J.; Arai, M.

    2013-09-01

    In this work, measurements at the silver point using various types of HTSPRT are conducted, with a focus on finding a reliable thermal and electrical condition for an HTSPRT calibration. Sodium heat pipe furnaces, operating on DC power supply, are used. A platinum wire is bound to the graphite crucible of one of silver point cells used, through which a DC voltage bias can be provided. The effect of the DC voltage bias and of the heat pipe ground-connection to the HTSPRT reading at silver point is evaluated. Cell comparisons are also performed at various ground-connection conditions. A method for estimating the uncertainty due to such effect in an HTSPRT calibration at silver point is proposed. At the request of the authors and the Proceedings Editor the above article has been amended due to errors discovered in the published paper. A corrected version of this article has now been published together with a List of Changes attached at the end of the corrected article. For reference, the original published version of the article is also attached and follows after the List of Changes. The corrected article was published on 24 September 2013.

  4. Similarities and Differences Between Flow Boiling in Microchannels and Pool Boiling

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    Satish G. Kandlikar

    2010-01-01

    Recent literature indicates that under certain conditions the heat transfer coefficient during flow boiling in microchannels is quite similar to that under pool boiling conditions. This is rather unexpected, as microchannels are believed to provide significant heat transfer enhancement under single-phase as well as flow boiling conditions. This article explores the underlying heat transfer mechanisms and illustrates the similarities and

  5. Influence of subcooled boiling on out-of-phase oscillations in boiling water reactors

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    J. L. Muñoz-Cobo; S. Chiva; A. Escrivá

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, we develop a reduced order model with modal kinetics for the study of the dynamic behavior of boiling water reactors. This model includes the subcooled boiling in the lower part of the reactor channels. New additional equations have been obtained for the following dynamics magnitudes: the effective inception length for subcooled boiling, the average void fraction in

  6. High-freezing-point fuels used for aviation turbine engines

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    Friedman, R.

    1979-01-01

    Broadened-specification aviation fuels could be produced from a greater fraction of crude source material with improvements in fuel supply and price. These fuels, particularly those with increased final boiling temperatures, would have higher freezing temperatures than current aviation turbine fuels. The higher-freezing-point fuels can be substituted in the majority of present commercial flights, since temperature data indicate that in-flight fuel temperatures are relatively mild. For the small but significant fraction of commercial flights where low fuel temperatures make higher freezing-point fuel use unacceptable, adaptations to the fuel or fuel system may be made to accommodate this fuel. Several techniques are discussed. Fuel heating is the most promising concept. One simple system design uses existing heat rejection from the fuel-lubricating oil cooler, another uses an engine-driven generator for electrical heating. Both systems offer advantages that outweigh the obvious penalties.

  7. Measurement of the radiance temperature (at 655 nm) of melting graphite near its triple point by a pulse-heating technique

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    A. Cezairliyan; A. P. Miiller

    1990-01-01

    Measurements of the radiance temperature of graphite at 655 nm have been performed in the vicinity of its triple point by means of a rapid pulse-heating technique. The method is based on resistively heating the specimen in a pressurized gas environment from room temperature to its melting point in less than 20 ms by passing an electrical current pulse through

  8. The effect of natural variations in the isotopic composition on the reproducibility of the temperature of the triple point of water

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    S. F. Gerasimov; A. I. Pokhodun; O. S. Shulgat

    2008-01-01

    The effect of long-term natural variations in the isotopic composition on the temperature of the reproduction of the triple\\u000a point of water – the main reference point of the ITS-90 International Temperature Scale – is investigated.

  9. Calculation of pitch point in the counter flow heat exchanger used in low-temperature waste heat powered Organic Rankine cycle

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wang Hui-tao; Wang Hua

    2010-01-01

    The calculation of pitch point in the counter flow heat exchanger used in low-temperature waste heat powered Organic Rankine cycle is investigated. Detailed calculations of a HRSG with binary mixture fluids of different composition have been done on the base of pinch point analysis. The influence of binary mixture composition on the temperature distribution in the counter flow heat recovery

  10. USING A MINI TRIPLE POINT OF WATER SYSTEM TO IMPROVE RELIABILITY IN A TEMPERATURE CALIBRATION LABORATORY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mingjian Zhao; Rick Walker

    A mini TPW system was introduced as an excellent way to measure the errors in the calibration system of a secondary level temperature laboratory. In this paper, the structure and operation of this system is briefly introduced. Also, its performance is discussed. The mini TPW system was directly compared to a traditional TPW cell. The difference between the mini TPW

  11. Effect of dry hydrocarbons and critical point temperature on the efficiencies of organic Rankine cycle

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Isam H. Aljundi

    2011-01-01

    Higher efficiencies and optimal utilization of geothermal energy require a careful selection of the working fluid in organic Rankine cycles (ORC). The objectives of this study are to analyze and explain the effect of using alternative dry fluids on the efficiencies of the ORC and compare them with other refrigerants. In addition, the effect of the critical temperature on the

  12. Modeling of Transient Heat Transfer in Temperature Fixed Points: Indium Cell Design

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    Le Sant, V.; Morice, R.; Failleau, G.

    2008-10-01

    Laboratoire national de métrologie et d’essais has recently constructed a new device to realize the indium fixed point adiabatically. In parallel, a numerical heat transfer model has been developed as an aid to understanding its thermal behavior. This transient axially symmetric two-dimensional (2D) model simulates the melting process using the apparent specific heat method; the effects of mixing and convection within the liquid phase of indium are not taken into account. The thermal parameters, the nonuniformity of the furnace, and the thermal control of the surroundings were assessed with the aim of reducing parasitic heat exchanges. The results of the modeling are in good agreement with the measurements and clarify the parasitic heat flux observed during the phase transition. This article describes the model and the first results obtained. The model is a helpful tool in evaluating future technical improvements of the enclosure used to realize the indium fixed point.

  13. Modeling and analysis of low heat flux natural convection sodium boiling in LMFBRs

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    Khatib-Rahbar, M.; Cazzoli, E.G.

    1982-09-01

    Flow excursion induced dryout at low heat flux natural convection boiling, typical of liquid metal fast breeder reactor, is addressed. Steady state calculations indicate that low quality boiling is possible up to the point of Ledinegg instability leading to flow excursion and subsequent dryout in agreement with experimental data. A flow regime-dependent dryout heat flux relationship based upon saturated boiling criterion is also presented. Transient analysis indicates that premature flow excursion can not be ruled out and sodium boiling is highly transient dependent. Analysis of a high heat flux forced convection, loss-of-flow transient shows a significantly faster flow excursion leading to dryout in excellent agreement with parallel calculations using the two-dimensional THORAX code. 31 refs., 25 figs., 6 tabs.

  14. Flow excursion-induced dryout at low heat flux natural convection boiling

    SciTech Connect

    Khatib-Rahbar, M.; Cazzoli, E.G.

    1986-05-01

    Flow excursion-induced dryout at low heat flux natural convection boiling, typical of liquid metal fast breeder reactors, is addressed. Steady-state calculations indicate that low-quality boiling is possible up to the point of the Ledinegg instability, leading to flow excursion and subsequent dryout in agreement with experimental data. A flow regime -dependent critical heat flux relationship based upon a saturated boiling criterion is also presented. Transient analyses indicate that premature flow excursion cannot be ruled out and the boiling process is transient dependent. Analysis of a loss-of-flow transient at high heat flux forced convection shows a significantly faster flow excursion leading to dryout, which is in excellent agreement with the results of the two-dimensional THORAX code.

  15. Boiling Fluids Behave Quite Differently in Space - Duration: 19 seconds.

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    The boiling process is really different in space, since the vapor phase of a boiling liquid does not rise via buoyancy. Spacecraft and Earth-based systems use boiling to efficiently remove large am...

  16. Enhancement of Pool Boiling Heat Transfer in Confined Space 

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    Hsu, Chia-Hsiang

    2014-05-05

    Pool boiling is an effective method used in many technical applications for a long time. Its highly efficient heat transfer performance results from not only the convection effect but also the phase change process in pool boiling. Pool boiling...

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  18. The tricritical point of finite-temperature phase transitions in large N(Higgs) gauge theories

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    Peter Arnold; David Wright

    1996-10-02

    Gauge theories broken by a single Higgs field are known to have first-order phase transitions in temperature if $\\lambda/g^2 \\ll 1$, where $g$ is the gauge coupling and $\\lambda$ the Higgs self-coupling. If the theory is extended from one to $N$ Higgs doublets, with U($N$) flavor symmetry, the transition is known to be second order for $\\lambda/g^2 \\gtrsim 1$ in the $N\\to\\infty$ limit. We show that one can in principal compute the tricritical value of $\\lambda/g^2$, separating first from second-order transitions, to any order in $1/N$. In particular, scalar fluctuations at the transition damp away the usual problems with the infrared behavior of high-temperature non-Abelian gauge theories. We explicitly compute the tricritical value of $\\lambda/g^2$ for U(1) and SU(2) gauge theory to next-to-leading order in $1/N$.

  19. A Time-Domain Sub-Micro Watt Temperature Sensor With Digital Set-Point Programming

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Poki Chen; Tuo-Kuang Chen; Yu-Shin Wang; Chun-Chi Chen

    2009-01-01

    To realize the on-chip temperature monitoring of VLSI circuits, an accurate time-domain low-power CMOS thermostat based on delay lines is proposed. Contrary to the voltage-domain predecessors, the proposed circuit can benefit from the performance enhancement due to the scaling down of fabrication processes. By replacing R-string voltage division and voltage comparator with delay line time division and time comparator, only

  20. Nanowires for Enhanced Boiling Heat Transfer

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Renkun Chen; Ming-Chang Lu; Vinod Srinivasan; Zhijie Wang; Hyung Hee Cho; Arun Majumdar

    2009-01-01

    ABSTRACT Boiling is a common mechanism for liquid-vapor phase transition and is widely exploited in power generation and refrigeration devices and systems. The efficacy of boiling heat transfer is characterized by two parameters: (a) heat transfer coefficient (HTC) or the thermal conductance; (b) the critical heat flux (CHF) limit that demarcates the transition from high HTC to very low HTC.

  1. Nanofluid boiling: The effect of surface wettability

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    Johnathan S. Coursey; Jungho Kim

    2008-01-01

    Nanofluid boiling has shown potential to increase boiling heat transfer, but the mechanisms responsible are poorly understood. One likely mechanism for nanofluid enhancement is an improvement in surface wettability. This study is targeted towards investigating whether or not nanofluids improve the critical heat flux (CHF) by altering the surface energy as has been observed for pure fluids. The surface of

  2. Stability monitoring for boiling water reactors

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    Miguel Cecenas-Falcon

    1999-01-01

    A methodology is presented to evaluate the stability properties of Boiling Water Reactors based on a reduced order model, power measurements, and a non-linear estimation technique. For a Boiling Water Reactor, the feedback reactivity imposed by the thermal-hydraulics has an important effect in the system stability, where the dominant contribution to this feedback reactivity is provided by the void reactivity.

  3. SWR 1000: The Innovative Boiling Water Reactor

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    Werner Brettschuh; Greg Hudson

    2004-01-01

    Framatome ANP has developed the boiling water reactor SWR 1000 in close cooperation with German nuclear utilities and with support from various European partners. This advanced reactor design marks a new era in the successful tradition of boiling water reactor technology and, with a gross electric output of between 1290 and 1330 MW, is aimed at assuring competitive power generating

  4. A New Theory of Nucleate Pool Boiling in Arbitrary Gravity

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    Buyevich, Y. A.; Webbon, Bruce W.

    1995-01-01

    Heat transfer rates specific to nucleate pool boiling under various conditions are determined by the dynamics of vapour bubbles that are originated and grow at nucleation sites of a superheated surface. A new dynamic theory of these bubbles has been recently developed on the basis of the thermodynamics of irreversible processes. In contrast to other existing models based on empirically postulated equations for bubble growth and motion, this theory does not contain unwarrantable assumptions, and both the equations are rigorously derived within the framework of a unified approach. The conclusions of the theory are drastically different from those of the conventional models. The bubbles are shown to detach themselves under combined action of buoyancy and a surface tension force that is proven to add to buoyancy in bubble detachment, but not the other way round as is commonly presumed. The theory ensures a sound understanding of a number of so far unexplained phenomena, such as effect caused by gravity level and surface tension on the bubble growth rate and dependence of the bubble characteristics at detachment on the liquid thermophysical parameters and relevant temperature differences. The theoretical predictions are shown to be in a satisfactory qualitative and quantitative agreement with observations. When being applied to heat transfer at nucleate pool boiling, this bubble dynamic theory offers an opportunity to considerably improve the main formulae that are generally used to correlate experimental findings and to design boiling heat removal in various industrial applications. Moreover, the theory makes possible to pose and study a great deal of new problems of essential impact in practice. Two such problems are considered in detail. One problem concerns the development of a principally novel physical model for the first crisis of boiling. This model allows for evaluating critical boiling heat fluxes under various conditions, and in particular at different gravity levels, with a good agreement with experimental evidence. The other problem bears upon equilibrium shapes of a detached bubble near a heated surface in exceedingly low gravity. In low gravity or in weightlessness, the bubble can remain in the close vicinity of the surface for a long time, and its shape is greatly affected by the Marangoni effect due to both temperature and possible surfactant concentration being nonuniform along the interface. The bubble performs at these conditions like a heat pipe, with evaporation at the bubble lower boundary and condensation at its upper boundary, and ultimately ensures a substantial increase in heat removal as compared with that in normal gravity. Some other problems relevant to nucleate pool and forced convection boiling heat transfer are also discussed.

  5. Pool Boiling of Ethanol-Water mixture on Nano-Textured Surfaces

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    Yarin, Alexander; Sahu, Rakesh; Sinha-Ray, Sumit; Sinha-Ray, Suman

    2015-03-01

    An experimental and theoretical study of pool boiling of ethanol-water mixtures on nano-textured surfaces was studied. A comparison of pool boiling on bare copper surface with pool boiling on surfaces covered by copper-plated supersonically-blown nanofibers revealed a significant increase in the heat flux in the latter case. Namely, the heat flux on the nano-textured surfaces was about 3-8 times higher than that on the bare copper surfaces, while the surface temperature due to the nano-texture would be lower by about 10 °C at the same heat flux. The significant positive effect of the nano-texture is due to the fact that it facilitates bubble nucleation. Some preliminary results of numerical modeling of boiling process in the framework of the Cahn-Hilliard approach are discussed and several examples of the predictions are given. Supported by NASA, Grant No. NNX13AQ77G.

  6. Forced flow boiling heat transfer of liquid hydrogen for superconductor cooling

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    Shirai, Yasuyuki; Tatsumoto, Hideki; Shiotsu, Masahiro; Hata, Koichi; Kobayashi, Hiroaki; Naruo, Yoshihiro; Inatani, Yoshifumi; Kinoshita, Katsuhiro

    2011-06-01

    Heat transfer from inner side of a heated vertical pipe to liquid hydrogen flowing upward was first measured at the pressure of 0.7 MPa for wide ranges of flow rates and liquid temperatures. The heat transfer coefficients in non-boiling regime for each flow velocity were well in agreement with the Dittus-Boelter equation. The heat fluxes at the inception of boiling and the departure from nucleate boiling (DNB) heat fluxes are higher for higher flow velocity and subcooling. It was found that the trend of dependence of the DNB heat flux on flow velocity was expressed by the correlation derived by Hata et al. based on their data for subcooled flow boiling of water, although it has different propensity to subcooling.

  7. Photonically enhanced flow boiling in a channel coated with carbon nanotubes

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    Kousalya, Arun S.; Hunter, Chad N.; Putnam, Shawn A.; Miller, Timothy; Fisher, Timothy S.

    2012-02-01

    High heat dissipation rates are enabled by multi-phase cooling schemes owing to latent heat uptake. We demonstrate enhanced flow boiling from a carbon nanotube (CNT)-coated copper surface exposed to low-intensity ultraviolet (UV)-visible excitation. Compared to non-illuminated results, the average boiling incipience temperature decreased by 4.6 °C and heat transfer coefficients improved by 41.5% with light exposure. These improved results are attributed to augmented hydrophilicity upon exposure to UV light and possible nanoscale opto-thermal effects, and suggest opportunities for active temperature control of temperature-sensitive devices.

  8. Relationships between membrane water molecules and Patman equilibration kinetics at temperatures far above the phosphatidylcholine melting point.

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    Vaughn, Alexandra R; Bell, Thomas A; Gibbons, Elizabeth; Askew, Caitlin; Franchino, Hannabeth; Hirsche, Kelsey; Kemsley, Linea; Melchor, Stephanie; Moulton, Emma; Schwab, Morgan; Nelson, Jennifer; Bell, John D

    2015-04-01

    The naphthalene-based fluorescent probes Patman and Laurdan detect bilayer polarity at the level of the phospholipid glycerol backbone. This polarity increases with temperature in the liquid-crystalline phase of phosphatidylcholines and was observed even 90°C above the melting temperature. This study explores mechanisms associated with this phenomenon. Measurements of probe anisotropy and experiments conducted at 1M NaCl or KCl (to reduce water permittivity) revealed that this effect represents interactions of water molecules with the probes without proportional increases in probe mobility. Furthermore, comparison of emission spectra to Monte Carlo simulations indicated that the increased polarity represents elevation in probe access to water molecules rather than increased mobility of relevant bilayer waters. Equilibration of these probes with the membrane involves at least two steps which were distinguished by the membrane microenvironment reported by the probe. The difference in those microenvironments also changed with temperature in the liquid-crystalline phase in that the equilibrium state was less polar than the initial environment detected by Patman at temperatures near the melting point, more polar at higher temperatures, and again less polar as temperature was raised further. Laurdan also displayed this level of complexity during equilibration, although the relationship to temperature differed quantitatively from that experienced by Patman. This kinetic approach provides a novel way to study in molecular detail basic principles of what happens to the membrane environment around an individual amphipathic molecule as it penetrates the bilayer. Moreover, it provides evidence of unexpected and interesting membrane behaviors far from the phase transition. PMID:25559316

  9. Challenging the distributed temperature sensing technique for estimating groundwater discharge to streams through controlled artificial point source experiment

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    Lauer, F.; Frede, H.-G.; Breuer, L.

    2012-04-01

    Spatially confined groundwater discharge can contribute significantly to stream discharge. Distributed fibre optic temperature sensing (DTS) of stream water has been successfully used to localize- and quantify groundwater discharge from this type "point sources" (PS) in small first-order streams. During periods when stream and groundwater temperatures differ PS appear as abrupt step in longitudinal stream water temperature distribution. Based on stream temperature observation up- and downstream of a point source and estimated or measured groundwater temperature the proportion of groundwater inflow to stream discharge can be quantified using simple mixing models. However so far this method has not been quantitatively verified, nor has a detailed uncertainty analysis of the method been conducted. The relative accuracy of this method is expected to decrease nonlinear with decreasing proportions of lateral inflow. Furthermore it depends on the temperature differences (?T) between groundwater and surface water and on the accuracy of temperature measurement itself. The latter could be affected by different sources of errors. For example it has been shown that a direct impact of solar radiation on fibre optic cables can lead to errors in temperature measurements in small streams due to low water depth. Considerable uncertainty might also be related to the determination of groundwater temperature through direct measurements or derived from the DTS signal. In order to directly validate the method and asses it's uncertainty we performed a set of artificial point source experiments with controlled lateral inflow rates to a natural stream. The experiments were carried out at the Vollnkirchener Bach, a small head water stream in Hessen, Germany in November and December 2011 during a low flow period. A DTS system was installed along a 1.2 km sub reach of the stream. Stream discharge was measured using a gauging flume installed directly upstream of the artificial PS. Lateral inflow was simulated using a pumping system connected to a 2 m3 water tank. Pumping rates were controlled using a magnetic inductive flowmeter and kept constant for a time period of 30 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the simulated inflow rate. Different temperatures of lateral inflow were adjusted by heating the water in the tank (for summer experiments a cooling by ice cubes could be realized). With this setup, different proportions of lateral inflow to stream flow ranging from 2 to 20%, could be simulated for different ?T's (2-7° C) between stream- and inflowing water. Results indicate that the estimation of groundwater discharge through DTS is working properly, but that the method is very sensitive to the determination of the PS groundwater temperature. The span of adjusted ?T and inflow rates of the artificial system are currently used to perform a thorough uncertainty analysis of the DTS method and to derive thresholds for detection limits.

  10. Considerations in predicting burnout of cylinders in flow boiling

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    Sadasivan, P.; Lienhard, J.H. (Univ. of Houston, TX (United States))

    1992-02-01

    Previous investigations of the critical heat flux in flow boiling have resulted in widely different hydrodynamic mechanisms for the occurrence of burnout. Results of the present study indicate that existing models are not completely realistic representations of the process. The present study sorts out the influences of the far-wake bubble breakoff and vapor sheet characteristics, gravity, surface wettability, and heater surface temperature distribution on the peak heat flux in flow boiling on cylindrical heaters. The results indicate that burnout is dictated by near-surface effects. The controlling factor appears to be the vapor escape pattern close to the heater surface. It is also shown that a deficiency of liquid at the downstream end of the heater surface is not the cause of burnout.

  11. Boiling oxygen experimental studies in an electrically heated tube

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    Peroulias, C.; Pidcoke, L. H.; Schwartz, S. H.; Mussell, D. E.

    1988-01-01

    An experimental study was made of subcooled flow boiling with LOX; data were obtained with thermocouples attached to the walls of an electrically heated tube through which the LOX flowed. Pressure levels in the tube ranged from 200 psia to supercritical values, and the cooling level varied from the saturated condition to 50 F. Reynolds numbers ranged from 1.5 x 10 to 3.5 x 10 to the 5th. Results show that an increase in either pressure, subcooling level, or Reynolds number produces an increase in the film boiling heat transfer coefficient. Data for this range of parameters were found to correlate in terms of the Stanton number vs (T sub w - T sub s)/(T sub s - T sub b), where T is temperature, w is the wall, s is the saturated condition, and b is the bulk.

  12. Multi-Scale Experiments in Turbulent Subcooled Boiling Flow Through a Square Channel with a Single Heated Wall 

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    Estrada Perez, Carlos Eduardo

    2014-12-12

    In this work, visualization experimental techniques that provide whole-field and multi-scale measurements of the liquid turbulence parameters, liquid and heater wall temperatures, and gas phase local parameters, were used to study subcooled boiling...

  13. Film boiling on the inside of vertical tubes with upward flow of the fluid at low qualities

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    Dougall, R. S.

    1963-01-01

    Flow regimes, local heat transfer coefficients, and temperature distributions along the wall have been studied for film boiling inside a vertical tube with upward flow of a saturated liquid. The area of interest has been ...

  14. Influence of temperature on strength of cemented surrogate nitrate salt waste

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    Not Available

    1993-03-01

    The Rocky Flats Plant (RFP) generates large volumes of a low level aqueous waste stream high in nitrate salts. The aqueous waste is concentrated by evaporation and then mixed with Portland cement prior to transport and disposal. Planned process upgrades include a new horizontal thin film evaporator. Temperature of brine at discharge end of the new evaporator will be near boiling point. Introduction of hot water to cement can degrade the monolithic waste form. However, the RFP salt waste contains high concentrations of compounds known to retard hydration. This paper discusses impact of introducing high temperature waste to cement. The study evaluated three waste compositions: (1) highest probable nitrate composition, (2) highest probable chloride composition, and (3) current composition. Results showed that compressive strength of final waste form increased with brine temperature, and waste forms from brine at the boiling point exhibited a near doubling of compressive strength when compared to waste forms from brine at room temperature.

  15. Temperature-plant pigment-optical relations in a recurrent offshore mesoscale eddy near Point Conception, California

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    Simpson, James J.; Pelaez, Jose; Haury, Loren R.; Wiesenhahn, David; Koblinsky, Chester J.

    1986-01-01

    The temperature-plant pigment-optical structure of a mesoscale anticyclonic eddy consistently found in shipboard surveys and satellite-sensed data several hundred kilometers southwest of Point Conception, CA, is described on three different time scales (100-day mesoscale, annual, and several-year). The satellite coastal zone color scanner (CZCS) ocean color imagery detected the near-surface chlorophyll structure of the eddy, but in situ optical and plant pigment data suggest that such imagery does not provide a good estimate of the integrated chlorophyll field of the eddy. The temperature and plant pigment boundaries of the eddy, as determined from two-dimensional gradients of advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) and CZCS imagery, do not coincide spatially. This and in situ temperature, plant pigment, and optical structure provide additional evidence that some eddy systems in the California Current are not isolated vortex systems but rather continuously entrain waters of nonlocal origin laterally into their upper layers. Within the California Current a ratio of AVHRR/CZCS data is useful for separating inshore from oceanic water masses and following their surface entrainment by offshore vortices. The historical 28-year California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations data for the Point Conception region of the California Current and remotely sensed data over this region show that the Point Conception eddy is a recurrent feature in the offshore California Current. Moreover, the available data provide evidence that a large number of warm-core mesoscale eddies occur simultaneously in a transition zone between coastal and oceanic regimes, that these features recur at preferred locations within the transition zone, and that this family of eddies should impose a significant offshore boundary condition on the flow of the California Current.

  16. Sensing Atomic Motion from the Zero Point to Room Temperature with Ultrafast Atom Interferometry

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    Johnson, K G; Mizrahi, J; Wong-Campos, J D; Monroe, C

    2015-01-01

    We sense the motion of a trapped atomic ion using a sequence of state-dependent ultrafast momentum kicks. We use this atom interferometer to characterize a nearly-pure quantum state with $n=1$ phonon and accurately measure thermal states ranging from near the zero-point energy to $\\bar{n}\\sim 10^4$, with the possibility of extending at least 100 times higher in energy. The complete energy range of this method spans from the ground state to far outside of the Lamb-Dicke regime, where atomic motion is greater than the optical wavelength. These interferometric techniques are useful for characterizing ultrafast entangling gates between multiple trapped ions, and may also be used for sensing electromagnetic fields over a wide dynamic range.

  17. Sensing Atomic Motion from the Zero Point to Room Temperature with Ultrafast Atom Interferometry

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    K. G. Johnson; B. Neyenhuis; J. Mizrahi; J. D. Wong-Campos; C. Monroe

    2015-07-23

    We sense the motion of a trapped atomic ion using a sequence of state-dependent ultrafast momentum kicks. We use this atom interferometer to characterize a nearly-pure quantum state with $n=1$ phonon and accurately measure thermal states ranging from near the zero-point energy to $\\bar{n}\\sim 10^4$, with the possibility of extending at least 100 times higher in energy. The complete energy range of this method spans from the ground state to far outside of the Lamb-Dicke regime, where atomic motion is greater than the optical wavelength. These interferometric techniques are useful for characterizing ultrafast entangling gates between multiple trapped ions, and may also be used for sensing electromagnetic fields over a wide dynamic range.

  18. Heat transfer 1982; Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, West Germany, September 6-10, 1982. Volume 4 - General papers: Pool boiling, flow boiling, measuring techniques

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    Grigull, U.; Straub, J.; Hahne, E.; Stephan, K.

    Papers are presented on nucleate pool boiling in a microgravity environment; the influence of diameter on nucleate boiling outside tubes; burnout during flow across a small cylinder influenced by parallel cylinders; and the application of the swollen polymer technique to the study of heat transfer on film-cooled surfaces. Other topics include homogeneous nucleation in transient boiling; the heat transfer characteristics of the two-phase closed thermosyphon (wickless heat pipe); boiling heat transfer in annular flow; and the effect of rod bundle geometry (even-odd) on burnout. Attention is also given to wall temperature fluctuation of the evaporating tube at the dryout region, to the flow boiling of ethanol/cyclohexane mixtures, and to capillary flows around hemispherical bubbles. For individual items see A83-42758 to A83-42781

  19. Effective temperature and the fluctuation theorem in a double quantum dot coupled to a point-contact electrometer

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    Golubev, D. S.; Utsumi, Y.; Marthaler, M.; Schön, Gerd

    2012-12-01

    We study single-electron transport through a double quantum dot (DQD) monitored by a capacitively coupled quantum point-contact (QPC) electrometer. We derive the full counting statistics for the coupled DQD - QPC system and obtain the joint probability distribution of the charges transferred through the DQD and the QPC consistent with the fluctuation theorem for four terminal system. For the two-terminal DQD system, the FT is not necessarily satisfied. It is due to the back action caused by the shot noise of the QPC, and the FT for the DQD is modified with an “effective temperature”.

  20. Grid point surface air temperature calculations with a fast turnaround: Combining the results of IMAGE and a GCM

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    Jonas, M.; Olendrzynski, K.; Ganopolski, A.V.; Petoukhov, V.K.; Shaw, R.W.

    1996-12-31

    This study describes a methodology that combines the outputs of (1) the Integrated Model to Assess the Greenhouse Effect (IMAGE Version 1.0) of the Netherlands National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (RIVM) and (2) ECHAM-1/LSG, the Global Circulation Model (GCM) of the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany. The combination enables one to calculate grid point surface air temperature changes for different scenarios with a turnaround time that is much quicker than that for a GCM.

  1. A dual-unit pressure sensor for on-chip self-compensation of zero-point temperature drift

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    Wang, Jiachou; Li, Xinxin

    2014-08-01

    A novel dual-unit piezoresistive pressure sensor, consisting of a sensing unit and a dummy unit, is proposed and developed for on-chip self-compensation for zero-point temperature drift. With an MIS (microholes inter-etch and sealing) process implemented only from the front side of single (1?1?1) silicon wafers, a pressure sensitive unit and another identically structured pressure insensitive dummy unit are compactly integrated on-chip to eliminate unbalance factors induced zero-point temperature-drift by mutual compensation between the two units. Besides, both units are physically suspended from silicon substrate to further suppress packaging-stress induced temperature drift. A simultaneously processes ventilation hole-channel structure is connected with the pressure reference cavity of the dummy unit to make it insensitive to detected pressure. In spite of the additional dummy unit, the sensor chip dimensions are still as small as 1.2?mm × 1.2?mm × 0.4?mm. The proposed dual-unit sensor is fabricated and tested, with the tested sensitivity being 0.104?mV?kPa-1 3.3?V-1, nonlinearity of less than 0.08% · FSO and overall accuracy error of ± 0.18% · FSO. Without using any extra compensation method, the sensor features an ultra-low temperature coefficient of offset (TCO) of 0.002%?°C-1 · FSO that is much better than the performance of conventional pressure sensors. The highly stable and small-sized sensors are promising for low cost production and applications.

  2. Comparison of the triple-point temperatures of {sup 20}Ne, {sup 22}Ne and normal Ne

    SciTech Connect

    Nakano, T.; Tamura, O. [National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ), AIST, Tsukuba (Japan)] [National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ), AIST, Tsukuba (Japan); Nagao, K. [Geochemical Research Center, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)] [Geochemical Research Center, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    2013-09-11

    At the National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ), the triple points of {sup 20}Ne and {sup 22}Ne were realized using modular sealed cells, Ec3Ne20 and Ec8Ne22, made by the Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRiM) in Italy. The difference of the triple-point temperatures of {sup 20}Ne and {sup 22}Ne was estimated by using the sub-range of standard platinum resistance thermometers (SPRTs) calibrated by NMIJ on the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90). The melting curves obtained with the Ec3Ne20 and Ec8Ne22 cells show narrow widths (0.1 mK) over a wide range of the inverse of the melted fraction (1/F) from 1/F=1 to 1/F=10. The liquidus point T{sub tp} estimated by the melting curves from F?0.5 to F?0.85 using the Ec8Ne22 is 0.146 29 (4) K higher than that using the Ec3Ne20 cell, which is in good agreement with that observed by INRiM using the same cells. After correction of the effect of impurities and other isotopes for Ec3Ne20 and Ec8Ne22 cells, the difference of T{sub tp} between pure {sup 20}Ne and pure {sup 22}Ne is estimated to be 0.146 61 (4) K, which is consistent with the recent results reported elsewhere. The sub-ranges of SPRTs computed by using the triple point of {sup 20}Ne or {sup 22}Ne realized by the Ec3Ne20 cell or the Ec8Ne22 cell in place of the triple point of Ne for the defining fixed point of the ITS-90 are in good agreement with those realized on the basis of the ITS-90 at NMIJ within 0.03 mK, which is much smaller than the non-uniqueness and the sub-range inconsistency of SPRTs.

  3. Dirac point and transconductance of top-gated graphene field-effect transistors operating at elevated temperature

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    Hopf, T.; Vassilevski, K. V., E-mail: k.vasilevskiy@ncl.ac.uk; Escobedo-Cousin, E.; King, P. J.; Wright, N. G.; O'Neill, A. G.; Horsfall, A. B.; Goss, J. P. [School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU (United Kingdom); Wells, G. H.; Hunt, M. R. C. [Department of Physics, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)

    2014-10-21

    Top-gated graphene field-effect transistors (GFETs) have been fabricated using bilayer epitaxial graphene grown on the Si-face of 4H-SiC substrates by thermal decomposition of silicon carbide in high vacuum. Graphene films were characterized by Raman spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy, and Hall measurements to estimate graphene thickness, morphology, and charge transport properties. A 27?nm thick Al?O? gate dielectric was grown by atomic layer deposition with an e-beam evaporated Al seed layer. Electrical characterization of the GFETs has been performed at operating temperatures up to 100?°C limited by deterioration of the gate dielectric performance at higher temperatures. Devices displayed stable operation with the gate oxide dielectric strength exceeding 4.5 MV/cm at 100?°C. Significant shifting of the charge neutrality point and an increase of the peak transconductance were observed in the GFETs as the operating temperature was elevated from room temperature to 100?°C.

  4. Handheld low-temperature plasma probe for portable "point-and-shoot" ambient ionization mass spectrometry.

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    Wiley, Joshua S; Shelley, Jacob T; Cooks, R Graham

    2013-07-16

    We describe a handheld, wireless low-temperature plasma (LTP) ambient ionization source and its performance on a benchtop and a miniature mass spectrometer. The source, which is inexpensive to build and operate, is battery-powered and utilizes miniature helium cylinders or air as the discharge gas. Comparison of a conventional, large-scale LTP source against the handheld LTP source, which uses less helium and power than the large-scale version, revealed that the handheld source had similar or slightly better analytical performance. Another advantage of the handheld LTP source is the ability to quickly interrogate a gaseous, liquid, or solid sample without requiring any setup time. A small, 7.4-V Li-polymer battery is able to sustain plasma for 2 h continuously, while the miniature helium cylinder supplies gas flow for approximately 8 continuous hours. Long-distance ion transfer was achieved for distances up to 1 m. PMID:23721516

  5. STUDY OF THE CRITICAL POINT IN LATTICE QCD AT HIGH TEMPERATURE AND DENSITY.

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    EJIRI,S.

    2007-07-30

    We propose a method to probe the nature of phase transitions in lattice QCD at finite temperature and density, which is based on the investigation of an effective potential as a function of the average plaquette. We analyze data obtained in a simulation of two-flavor QCD using p4-improved staggered quarks with bare quark mass m/T = 0.4, and find that a first order phase transition line appears in the high density regime for {mu}{sub q}/T {approx}> 2.5. The effective potential as a function of the quark number density is also studied. We calculate the chemical potential as a function of the density from the canonical partition function and discuss the existence of the first order phase transition line.

  6. Zero Boil Off Cryogen Storage for Future Launchers

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    Valentian, D.; Plachta, D.; Kittel, P.; Hastings, L. J.; Salerno, Louis J.; Arnold, James O. (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    Zero boil off (ZBO) cryogen storage using both cryocoolers and passive insulation technologies will enable long-term exploration missions by allowing designers to optimize tankage without the need for excess cryogen storage to account for boil off. Studies of ZBO (zero boil off) have been on-going in the USA for several years. More recently, a review of the needs of advanced space propulsion took place in Europe. This showed the interest of the European community in cryogenic propulsion for planetary missions as well as the use of liquid hydrogen for large power electric propulsion (manned Mars missions). Although natural boiling could be acceptable for single leg missions, passive insulation techniques yield roughly a I% per month cryogen loss and this would not be cost effective for robotic planetary missions involving storage times greater than one year. To make economic sense, long-term exploration missions require lower tank capacity and longer storage times. Recent advances in cryocooler technology, resulting in vast improvements in both cooler efficiency and reliability, make ZBO is a clear choice for planetary exploration missions. Other, more near term applications of ZBO include boil-off reduction or elimination applied to first and upper stages of future earth-to-orbit (ETO) launchers. This would extend launch windows and reduce infrastructure costs. Successors to vehicles like Ariane 5 could greatly benefit by implementing ZBO. Zero Boil Off will only be successful in ETO launcher applications if it makes economic sense to implement. The energy cost is only a fraction of the total cost of buying liquid cryogen, the rest being transportation and other overhead. Because of this, higher boiling point cryogens will benefit more from on-board liquefaction, thus reducing the infrastructure costs. Since hydrogen requires a liquefier with at least a 17% efficiency just to break even from a cost standpoint, one approach for implementing ZBO in upper stages would be to actively cool the shield in the hydrogen tank to reduce the parasitic losses. This would allow the use of less expensive, presently available coolers (80 K vs. 20 K) and potentially simplify the system by requiring only a single compressor on the pad amd a single disconnect line. The compressor could be a hefty commercial unit, with only the cold head requiring expensive flight development and qualification. While this is actually a reduced boil off configuration rather than a zero-boil off case, if the cryogen loss could be cut significantly, the increase in hold time and reduced need for draining and refilling the propellant tanks could meet the vehicle operations needs in the majority of instances.Bearing in mind the potential benefits of ZBO, NASA AMES and SNECMA Moteurs decided to exchange their technical views on the subject. This paper will present a preliminary analysis for a multi-mission module using a fairly low thrust cryogenic engine and ZBO during cruise. Initial mass is 5.5. tons (in ETO). The cryogenic engine will be used near each periapsis in order to minimize the AV requirement. The payload obtained by this propulsion system is compared to a classical storable bipropellant propulsion system for several cases (e. g. Mars lander, Jupiter orbiter, Saturn orbiter). For the Jupiter and Saturn cases, the power source could be an RTG or a large parabolic mirror illuminating a solar panel. It is shown -that - due to its much larger specific impulse - the cryogenic ZBO solution provides much higher payloads, especially for exploration missions involving landing on planets, asteroids, comets, or other celestial bodies.

  7. A method of concurrent thermographic–photographic visualization of flow boiling in a minichannel

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    Arif B. Ozer; Ahmet F. Oncel; D. Keith Hollingsworth; Larry C. Witte

    2011-01-01

    A method is developed to capture the distribution of surface temperature while simultaneously imaging the bubble motions in diabatic flow boiling in a horizontal minichannel. Liquid crystal thermography is used to obtain highly resolved surface temperature measurements on the uniformly heated upper surface of the channel. High-speed images of the flow field are acquired simultaneously and are overlaid with the

  8. Growth responses of male broilers subjected to increasing air velocities at high ambient temperatures and a high dew point.

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    Dozier, W A; Lott, B D; Branton, S L

    2005-06-01

    This study examined live performance responses of male broilers to increasing air velocity of 120 and 180 m/min reared under high cyclic temperatures (25-35-25 degrees C) with a 23 degrees C dew point from 21 to 49 d. Birds were reared in an environmental facility containing 2 wind tunnels (4 pens/tunnel) and 6 floor pens (control). At 21 d, 53 birds were placed in each pen of the wind tunnels and control group, respectively, and growth performance was determined weekly. Increasing air velocity from 120 to 180 m/min improved BW and BW gain from 29 to 35, 36 to 42, and 43 to 49 d of age leading to a cumulative advantage of 287 g in BW gain and a 10-point difference in feed conversion from 21 to 49 d of age. Subjecting birds to air velocity improved growth rate, feed consumption, and feed conversion at each weekly interval from 28 to 49 d over the control birds. These results indicate that male broilers approximating 2.0 to 3.0 kg respond to an air velocity of 180 m/min when exposed to high cyclic temperatures. PMID:15971539

  9. Temperature Differences in the Cepheid Instability Strip Require Differences in the Period-Luminosity Relation in Slope and Zero Point

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    Allan Sandage; G. A. Tammann

    2008-03-26

    A graphical and an algebraic demonstration is made to show why the slope and zero point of the Cepheid period-luminosity (P-L) relation is rigidly coupled with the slope and zero point of the Cepheid instability strip in the HR diagram. The graphical demonstration uses an arbitrary (toy) ridge line in the instability strip, while the algebraic demonstration uses the pulsation equation into which the observed P-L relations for the Galaxy and the LMC are put to predict the temperature zero points and slopes of the instability strips. Agreement between the predicted and measured instability strip slopes argue that the observed P-L differences between the Galaxy and LMC are real. In another proof, the direct evidence for different P-L slopes in different galaxies is shown by comparing the Cepheid data in the Galaxy, the combined data in NGC 3351 and NGC 4321, in M31, LMC, SMC, IC 1613, NGC 3109, and in Sextans A+B. The P-L slopes for the Galaxy, NGC 3351, NGC 4321, and M31 are nearly identical and are the steepest in the sample. The P-L slopes decrease monotonically with metallicity in the order listed, showing that the P-L relation is not the same in different galaxies, complicating their use in calibrating the extragalactic distance scale.

  10. Boiling Heat Transfer to Halogenated Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

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    Yoshida, Suguru; Fujita, Yasunobu

    The current state of knowledge on heat transfer to boiling refrigerants (halogenated hydrocarbons) in a pool and flowing inside a horizontal tube is reviewed with an emphasis on information relevant to the design of refrigerant evaporators, and some recommendations are made for future research. The review covers two-phase flow pattern, heat transfer characteristics, correlation of heat transfer coefficient, influence of oil, heat transfer augmentation, boiling from tube-bundle, influence of return bend, burnout heat flux, film boiling, dryout and post-dryout heat transfer.

  11. Critical heat flux in subcooled flow boiling

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    Hall, David Douglas

    The critical heat flux (CHF) phenomenon was investigated for water flow in tubes with particular emphasis on the development of methods for predicting CHF in the subcooled flow boiling regime. The Purdue University Boiling and Two-Phase Flow Laboratory (PU-BTPFL) CHF database for water flow in a uniformly heated tube was compiled from the world literature dating back to 1949 and represents the largest CHF database ever assembled with 32,544 data points from over 100 sources. The superiority of this database was proven via a detailed examination of previous databases. The PU-BTPFL CHF database is an invaluable tool for the development of CHF correlations and mechanistic models that are superior to existing ones developed with smaller, less comprehensive CHF databases. In response to the many inaccurate and inordinately complex correlations, two nondimensional, subcooled CHF correlations were formulated, containing only five adjustable constants and whose unique functional forms were determined without using a statistical analysis but rather using the parametric trends observed in less than 10% of the subcooled CHF data. The correlation based on inlet conditions (diameter, heated length, mass velocity, pressure, inlet quality) was by far the most accurate of all known subcooled CHF correlations, having mean absolute and root-mean-square (RMS) errors of 10.3% and 14.3%, respectively. The outlet (local) conditions correlation was the most accurate correlation based on local CHF conditions (diameter, mass velocity, pressure, outlet quality) and may be used with a nonuniform axial heat flux. Both correlations proved more accurate than a recent CHF look-up table commonly employed in nuclear reactor thermal hydraulic computer codes. An interfacial lift-off, subcooled CHF model was developed from a consideration of the instability of the vapor-liquid interface and the fraction of heat required for liquid-vapor conversion as opposed to that for bulk liquid heating. Severe vapor effusion in an upstream wetting front lifts the vapor-liquid interface off the surface, triggering CHF. Since the model is entirely based on physical observations, it has the potential to accurately predict CHF for other fluids and flow geometries which are beyond the conditions for which it was validated.

  12. Boiling heat transfer in rectangular microchannels with reentrant cavities

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    Peles, Yoav

    been found to promote convective boiling, while Nucleate Boiling dominated at low Reynolds number transfer and fluid flow mechanisms governing boil- ing in microchannels, and has resulted in heat transferBoiling heat transfer in rectangular microchannels with reentrant cavities Ali Kosßar, Chih

  13. Boiling heat transfer on superhydrophilic, superhydrophobic, and superbiphilic surfaces

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    Attinger, Daniel

    , metallurgy, electronics cooling, and food processing. While flow boiling describes the boiling of liquidsBoiling heat transfer on superhydrophilic, superhydrophobic, and superbiphilic surfaces Amy Rachel Enhanced heat transfer Pool boiling Nucleation a b s t r a c t With recent advances in micro

  14. A generalized equation for surface tension from the triple point to the critical point

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    G. R. Somayajulu

    1988-01-01

    A three-parameter generalized equation is proposed for surface tension from the triple point to the critical point. This equation not only fits the data well but also is good for interpolation between the normal boiling point and the critical point. This equation is also good for extrapolation to the triple point. This equation has been tested using the surface tension

  15. Cookery method and end-point temperature can affect the Warner–Bratzler shear force, cooking loss, and internal cooked color of beef longissimus steaks

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    J. W. S. Yancey; M. D. Wharton; J. K. Apple

    2011-01-01

    Steaks from 60 beef ribeye rolls were used to test the interactive effects of cookery method and end-point temperature on Warner–Bratzler shear force (WBSF) and internal cooked color. Pairs of longissimus thoracis (LT) steaks were assigned to combinations of 3 different end-point temperatures and 5 cookery methods. The forced-air convection oven (FAC) required the longest time and produced the reddest

  16. Pool boiling on nano-finned surfaces 

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    Sriraman, Sharan Ram

    2008-10-10

    The effect of nano-structured surfaces on pool boiling heat transfer is explored in this study. Experiments are conducted in a cubical test chamber containing fluoroinert coolant (PF5060, Manufacturer: 3M Co.) as the ...

  17. Pool boiling on nano-finned surfaces 

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    Sriraman, Sharan Ram

    2009-05-15

    The effect of nano-structured surfaces on pool boiling heat transfer is explored in this study. Experiments are conducted in a cubical test chamber containing fluoroinert coolant (PF5060, Manufacturer: 3M Co.) as the working ...

  18. Pool boiling heat transfer characteristics of nanofluids

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    Kim, Sung Joong, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01

    Nanofluids are engineered colloidal suspensions of nanoparticles in water, and exhibit a very significant enhancement (up to 200%) of the boiling Critical Heat Flux (CHF) at modest nanoparticle concentrations (50.1% by ...

  19. Description of boiling project burnout detector

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    Raymond, M. W.

    1957-01-01

    Introduction: In order to effectively utilize the high heat flux available through the mechanism of nucleate boiling in forced convection heat transfer, it is of primary importance that the maximum flux or "burnout" ...

  20. Nucleate boiling bubble growth and departure

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    Staniszewski, Bogumil E.

    1959-01-01

    The vapor bubble formation on the heating surface during pool boiling has been studied experimentally. Experiments were made at the atmospheric pressure 28 psi and 40 psi, using degassed distilled water and ethanol. The ...

  1. Characterization of laser-tissue interaction processes by low-boiling emitted substances

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    Weigmann, Hans-Juergen; Lademann, Juergen; Serfling, Ulrike; Lehnert, W.; Sterry, Wolfram; Meffert, H.

    1996-01-01

    Main point in this study was the investigation of the gaseous and low-boiling substances produced in the laser plume during cw CO2 laser and XeCl laser irradiation of tissue by gas chromatography (GC)/mass spectrometry. The characteristic emitted amounts of chemicals were determined quantitatively using porcine muscular tissue. The produced components were used to determine the character of the chemical reaction conditions inside the interaction zone. It was found that the temperature, and the water content of the tissue are the main parameter determining kind and amount of the emitted substances. The relative intensity of the GC peak of benzene corresponds to a high temperature inside the interaction area while a relative strong methylbutanal peak is connected with a lower temperature which favors Maillard type reaction products. The water content of the tissue determines the extent of oxidation processes during laser tissue interaction. For that reason the moisture in the tissue is the most important parameter to reduce the emission of harmful chemicals in the laser plume. The same methods of investigation are applicable to characterize the interaction of a controlled and an uncontrolled rf electrosurgery device with tissue. The results obtained with model tissue are in agreement with the situation characteristic in laser surgery.

  2. A model of boiling for fluid inclusion studies: Application to the Bolaños Ag–Au–Pb–Zn epithermal deposit, Western Mexico

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    Carles Canet; Sara I. Franco; Rosa María Prol-Ledesma; Eduardo González-Partida; Ruth Esther Villanueva-Estrada

    2011-01-01

    Boiling can be inferred from fluid inclusion microthermometry studies when a progressive increase in apparent salinity is observed along with a decrease of homogenization temperature (TH) and depth, thus reflecting the partitioning of non-volatile solutes into the liquid phase during steam loss. We propose a model for fluid evolution during boiling based on mass and heat balance equations, which establishes

  3. Visualization study on pool boiling heat transfer

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    Kamei, Shuya; Hirata, Masaru

    1991-04-01

    The visualized boiling phenomena were observed by means of high speed photographic shadowgraphy using a rotating prism camera (nac HIGH SPEED CAMERA model-16HD) with the speed of about 3500 frames per second. The photographs show that pool boiling heat transfer phenomena are varied for the boiling curve based on the experiments. Experiments have been carried out to investigate pool boiling heat transfer phenomena on a horizontal thin filament in subcooled and saturated distilled water. The experiments were performed for atmospheric pressure,for filament diameters of about 0.3 mm, for region of natural convection to film boiling. The color-film made by high speed movie camera are converted to high speed color video-tape. It is convenient to edit and show the tape for visualization with teaching the students. The high speed color video showed that the successive motion and shape of bubbles during their process of detachment varied with increasing heat flux on the heated surface of a filament. From these results, it was confirmed that the high speed phenomena of boiling by the slow motion video pictures could be estimated clearly.

  4. Apparatus for pumping liquids at or below the boiling point

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    Bingham, Dennis N. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2002-01-01

    A pump comprises a housing having an inlet and an outlet. An impeller assembly mounted for rotation within the housing includes a first impeller piece having a first mating surface thereon and a second impeller piece having a second mating surface therein. The second mating surface of the second impeller piece includes at least one groove therein so that at least one flow channel is defined between the groove and the first mating surface of the first impeller piece. A drive system operatively associated with the impeller assembly rotates the impeller assembly within the housing.

  5. On the Boiling Points of the Alkyl Halides.

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    Correia, John

    1988-01-01

    Discusses the variety of explanations in organic chemistry textbooks of a physical property of organic compounds. Focuses on those concepts explaining attractive forces between molecules. Concludes that induction interactions play a major role in alkyl halides and other polar organic molecules and should be given wider exposure in chemistry texts.…

  6. Characteristics of Pool Boiling on Graphite-Copper Composite Surfaces

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    Zhang, Nengli; Chao, David F.; Yang, Wen-Jei

    2002-01-01

    Nucleate pool boiling performance of different liquids on graphite-copper composite (Gr-Cu) surfaces has been experimentally studied and modeled. Both highly wetting fluids, such as freon-113 and pentane, and a moderately wetting fluid (water) were tested on the Gr-Cu surfaces with different graphite-fiber volume fractions to reveal the enhancement effects of the composite surfaces on the nucleate pool boiling. Results of the experiments show that the graphite-fiber volume fraction has an optimum value. The Gr-Cu composite surface with 25 percent graphite-fiber volume (f=0.25) has a maximum enhancement effect on the nucleate boiling heat transfer comparing to the pure copper surface. For the highly wetting fluid, the nucleate boiling heat transfer is generally enhanced on the Gr- Cu composite surfaces by 3 to 6 times shown. In the low heat flux region, the enhancement is over 6 times, but in the high heat flux region, the enhancement is reduced to about 40%. For the moderately wetting fluid (water), stronger enhancement of nucleate boiling heat transfer is achieved on the composite surface. It shown the experimental results in which one observes the nucleate boiling heat transfer enhancement of 5 to 10 times in the low heat flux region and an enhancement of 3 to 5 times in the high heat flux region. Photographs of bubble departure during the initial stage of nucleate boiling indicate that the bubbles detached from the composite surface are much smaller in diameter than those detached from the pure copper surface. Typical photographs are presented.It shows that the bubbles departed from the composite surface have diameters of only O(0.1) mm, while those departed from the pure copper surface have diameters of O(1) mm. It is also found that the bubbles depart from the composite surface at a much higher frequency, thus forming vapor columns. These two phenomena combined with high thermal conductivity of the graphite fiber are considered the mechanisms for such a significant augmentation in nucleate boiling heat transfer on the composite surfaces. A physical model is developed to describe the phenomenon of bubble departure from the composite surface: The preferred site of bubble nucleation is the fiber tip because of higher tip temperature than the surrounding copper base and poor wettability of the graphite tip compared with that of the base material (copper). The high evaporation rate near the contact line produces the vapor cutback due to the vapor recoil pushing the three-phase line outwards from the fiber tip, and so a neck of the bubble is formed near the bubble bottom. Evaporation and surface tension accelerate the necking process and finally result in the bubble departure while a new small bubble is formed at the tip when the surface tension pushes the three-phase line back to the tip. The process is schematically shown. The proposed model is based on and confirmed by experimental results.

  7. The effect of surface gas injection on film boiling heat transfer

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    Duignan, M.R. (Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)); Greene, G.A. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Irvine, T.F. Jr. (State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States))

    1991-01-01

    A database was developed for heat transfer from a horizontal plate with both film boiling and gas jetting occurring simultaneously, in a pool of water maintained at its saturation temperature. The effect of passing nitrogen through established film boiling is to increase the heat transfer from that surface. At the highest superficial gas velocity measured, approximately 8.5 cm/s, and for a constant surface temperature, the heat transfer increases by a factor of two over the heat transfer with no enhancement by gas flux. Further, as the superficial gas velocity approached zero, the data approach the stable film boiling asymptote. A semi-empirical model was developed and correlated to the database. The result is an equation which represents better than 90% of all the measured data within {plus minus}15% bounds.

  8. The effect of surface gas injection on film boiling heat transfer

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    Duignan, M.R. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States); Greene, G.A. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Irvine, T.F. Jr. [State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States)

    1991-12-31

    A database was developed for heat transfer from a horizontal plate with both film boiling and gas jetting occurring simultaneously, in a pool of water maintained at its saturation temperature. The effect of passing nitrogen through established film boiling is to increase the heat transfer from that surface. At the highest superficial gas velocity measured, approximately 8.5 cm/s, and for a constant surface temperature, the heat transfer increases by a factor of two over the heat transfer with no enhancement by gas flux. Further, as the superficial gas velocity approached zero, the data approach the stable film boiling asymptote. A semi-empirical model was developed and correlated to the database. The result is an equation which represents better than 90% of all the measured data within {plus_minus}15% bounds.

  9. Evolution of Skin Temperature after the Application of Compressive Forces on Tendon, Muscle and Myofascial Trigger Point

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    Magalhães, Marina Figueiredo; Dibai-Filho, Almir Vieira; de Oliveira Guirro, Elaine Caldeira; Girasol, Carlos Eduardo; de Oliveira, Alessandra Kelly; Dias, Fabiana Rodrigues Cancio; Guirro, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus

    2015-01-01

    Some assessment and diagnosis methods require palpation or the application of certain forces on the skin, which affects the structures beneath, we highlight the importance of defining possible influences on skin temperature as a result of this physical contact. Thus, the aim of the present study is to determine the ideal time for performing thermographic examination after palpation based on the assessment of skin temperature evolution. Randomized and crossover study carried out with 15 computer-user volunteers of both genders, between 18 and 45 years of age, who were submitted to compressive forces of 0, 1, 2 and 3 kg/cm2 for 30 seconds with a washout period of 48 hours using a portable digital dynamometer. Compressive forces were applied on the following spots on the dominant upper limb: myofascial trigger point in the levator scapulae, biceps brachii muscle and palmaris longus tendon. Volunteers were examined by means of infrared thermography before and after the application of compressive forces (15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes). In most comparisons made over time, a significant decrease was observed 30, 45 and 60 minutes after the application of compressive forces (p < 0.05) on the palmaris longus tendon and biceps brachii muscle. However, no difference was observed when comparing the different compressive forces (p > 0.05). In conclusion, infrared thermography can be used after assessment or diagnosis methods focused on the application of forces on tendons and muscles, provided the procedure is performed 15 minutes after contact with the skin. Regarding to the myofascial trigger point, the thermographic examination can be performed within 60 minutes after the contact with the skin. PMID:26070073

  10. Induction heating pure vapor source of high temperature melting point materials on electron cyclotron resonance ion source

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    Kutsumi, Osamu; Kato, Yushi; Matsui, Yuuki; Sato, Fuminobu; Iida, Toshiyuki [Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Kitagawa, Atsushi; Muramatsu, Masayuki [National Institute of Radiological Science (NRIS), 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Uchida, Takashi; Yoshida, Yoshikazu [Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre, Toyo University, 2100 Kujirai, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-8585 (Japan)

    2010-02-15

    Multicharged ions that are needed are produced from solid pure material with high melting point in an electron cyclotron resonance ion source. We develop an evaporator by using induction heating (IH) with multilayer induction coil, which is made from bare molybdenum or tungsten wire without water cooling and surrounding the pure vaporized material. We optimize the shapes of induction coil and vaporized materials and operation of rf power supply. We conduct experiment to investigate the reproducibility and stability in the operation and heating efficiency. IH evaporator produces pure material vapor because materials directly heated by eddy currents have no contact with insulated materials, which are usually impurity gas sources. The power and the frequency of the induction currents range from 100 to 900 W and from 48 to 23 kHz, respectively. The working pressure is about 10{sup -4}-10{sup -3} Pa. We measure the temperature of the vaporized materials with different shapes, and compare them with the result of modeling. We estimate the efficiency of the IH vapor source. We are aiming at the evaporator's higher melting point material than that of iron.

  11. A relationship between chemical structure and the critical temperature

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    Fedors, R. F.

    1982-01-01

    The present investigation is concerned with the effect of both molecular weight and chemical structure on the critical temperature. Using data from the comprehensive compilation of critical constants of Kudchadker et al. (1968), a simple relationship could be developed between the critical temperature and chemical structure. This relationship does not require experimental data such as the normal boiling point. It was found that the critical temperature (Tc) is given by an expression containing m and the sum of delta-i, where m is the total number of atoms in the molecule and delta-i is a number whose value is obtained from a table of additive atomic, group, and structural constants.

  12. Contaminant Recovery during In-Situ Boiling in Rock

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    Chen, F.; Liu, X.; Falta, R. W.; Murdoch, L. C.

    2009-12-01

    In-situ boiling may be an effective mechanism for removing contaminants from tight rock matrix where they would otherwise be all but inaccessible. Heating the matrix above the boiling temperature and then depressurizing will induce boiling that leads to large gas-phase pressure gradients and a steam stripping effect that can remove the contaminants from the matrix. Despite the promise of this process, it has not yet been demonstrated in the field or laboratory, and the controlling parameters and limits of the process are poorly understood. The objective of this project is to characterize mass transfer during boiling in saturated rock. We built an experimental apparatus to heat cores (5cmx30cm) of contaminated rock in a pressurized vessel. The core was sealed in Teflon tube with metal end caps and wrapped with a strip heater. Additional heaters were located in the end caps. Sensors were placed on the surface and embedded within the core to monitor the temperature. An insulation layer covered the strip heater to minimize the heat loss. A recent test was conducted using Berea sandstone (18 millidarcy) initially saturated with de-aired water and contaminated by injecting 200ml (about 2 pore volumes) containing 200mg/L of 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCA), 10 mg/L of chlorobenzene (CB), and 195 mg/L sodium bromide (NaBr). The solution was circulated and both inlet and outlet concentrations were monitored. After the contaminant injection, both the inlet and outlet valves were closed and the core was heated at a constant power of 31.3 watts. Pressure and temperature increased for 3 hours until temperatures exceeded 100 C. A valve on the outlet tube was opened and steam flow started immediately and was routed through a condenser. Concentrations of chlorinated solvents in the outflow increased abruptly to between 6 and 10 times the input concentration. The concentrations decreased after a few 10s of ml were recovered, and at least 80 to 90 percent of the contaminant masses were recovered in less than half of a pore volume of water. Interestingly, bromide was essentially absent from the recovered water containing the chlorinated solvents. These observations indicate that contaminants were stripped by a continuous steam phase that developed in the pore space of the sandstone throughout the length of the core. Volatile compounds were effectively transported to the steam-filled channels while leaving the non-volatile ionic compounds behind in the remaining water. This is significant because experimentally demonstrating this steam stripping mechanism is the first step toward developing a technique for effectively recovering contaminants from the matrix of fractured rock.

  13. Pressure drop and heat transfer in inverted film boiling hydrogen

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    Pasch, James

    Two-phase boiling hydrogen pressure drop and heat transfer is studied in the context of high velocity upflow in a constant, high heat flux, steady state, internal pipe flow environment. These data were generated by NASA in the early and mid 1960s in support of the manned space flight programs. Measurements taken were local pressure, temperature, and voltage drop. System measurements included mass flow rate, and test section inlet and discharge pressure and temperature. This effort establishes the nature of the flow as inverted film boiling, which has been studied to some degree. In this structure, the wall temperatures are too hot to allow liquid to remain at the surface. Therefore, a vapor film is established at the wall throughout the flow. The approach of this analysis is to reverse-engineer the data to determine mass quality, void fraction, and velocity slip. This is accomplished by applying a one-dimensional, five-equation model, with pressure gradient being the one combined equation for the liquid and vapor phases. Other major assumptions are that all of the vapor is at the mean film temperature, and the liquid core experiences no sensible heating. The resulting velocity slips are correlated for high and low pressure conditions, with the cutoff established at 600 kPa. Good agreement is achieved between the pressures predicted using the slip correlations and the measured pressures. Results are in general significantly better than those from the homogeneous equilibrium model. Various established heat transfer coefficient models are also applied to these data. It is shown that pre-critical heat flux models fail absolutely to predict the heat transfer coefficient. It is further shown that film boiling models that focus on buoyancy fail as well. While all forced convection film boiling models are within a reasonable range of the data, recommendations for appropriate models are made. The range of pipe inlet conditions are 188 kPa to 1265 kPa, mass fluxes from 327 kg/m2-s to 3444 kg/m2-s, and heat fluxes from 294 kW/m2 to 2093 kW/m2. Two heated test section lengths are 30.5 cm. and 61.0 cm. long, and five different diameters range from 0.48 cm. to 1.29 cm.

  14. Temperature dependence of the dielectric function and the interband critical-point parameters of GaP

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    Zollner, Stefan; Garriga, Miquel; Kircher, Jens; Humlí?ek, Josef; Cardona, Manuel; Neuhold, Georg

    1993-09-01

    We have used spectroscopic ellipsometry to measure the dielectric function ?(?) of GaP from 10 to 640 K in the 1.6-5.6-eV photon-energy region. By performing a line-shape analysis of the observed structures, the interband critical-point (CP) parameters (strength, threshold energy, broadening, and excitonic phase angle) and their temperature dependence have been determined. Special emphasis is put on the E'0, E'0+?'0, and E2 CP's. We determine the spin-orbit splitting of ?c15 to be ?'0=160+/-10 meV. The observed decrease in energy of the CP's (after correction for the effect of thermal expansion) and the corresponding increase in broadening with increasing temperature agree reasonable well with results of a calculation that takes into account the Debye-Waller and self-energy terms of the deformation-potential-type electron-phonon interaction. New local empirical pseudopotential form factors were fitted to the available band-structure data and used in the electron-phonon calculations.

  15. Facilitating Students' Conceptual Understanding of Boiling Using a Four-Step Constructivist Teaching Method

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    Calik, Muammer

    2008-01-01

    The aim of the work presented here was to devise an activity associated with factors affecting boiling points. The intervention used a four-step constructivist-based teaching strategy, which was subsequently evaluated by a cohort of students. Data collection consisted of application of a purpose designed questionnaire consisting of four open-ended…

  16. Effect of Void Distribution Parameter and Axial Power Profile on Boiling Water Reactor Bifurcation Characteristics

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    D. D. B. van Bragt; Rizwan-uddin; T. H. J. J. van der Hagen

    2000-01-01

    Bifurcation analyses of the impact of the void distribution parameter Câ and the axial power profile on the stability of boiling water reactors (BWRs) are reported. Bifurcation characteristics of heated channels (without nuclear feedback) appear to be very sensitive to the axial power profile. A turning point bifurcation was detected for a (symmetrically) peaked axial power profile. This kind of

  17. Experimental investigation of tube length effect on nucleate pool boiling heat transfer

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    Myeong-Gie Kang

    1998-01-01

    The effect of a vertically installed tube length on the nucleate pool boiling heat transfer coefficient under atmospheric pressure has been empirically obtained using various combination of major parameters for application to advanced light water reactor design. The experimental data for q? versus ?T test are counted as 1,063 points and can cover the extent of D = 9.7 ?

  18. Study on the stability behaviour of a natural circulation pressure tube type boiling water reactor

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    A. K. Nayak; P. K. Vijayan; D. Saha; V. Venkat Raj; M. Aritomi

    2002-01-01

    The stability behaviour of a natural circulation pressure tube type boiling water reactor (BWR) has been investigated analytically. The analytical model considers homogeneous two-phase flow, a point kinetics model for the neutron dynamics and a lumped heat transfer model for the fuel dynamics. The results indicate that both Type I and Type II density-wave instabilities can occur in the reactor

  19. IMPORTANCE OF HIGH POWER DENSITY BOILING-WATER REACTOR DEVELOPMENT TO WIDE SPREAD ECONOMIC NUCLEAR POWER

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    D. H. Imhoff; S. Levy

    1962-01-01

    The goals, economic advantages, and status of high power density ; development in boiling water reactors are discussed. The incentives and ; disadvantages of high power density development are compared, and it is concluded ; that the development will lead to reduced nuclear power costs. High power ; density operating experience will be acquired from the Big Rock Point Nuclear

  20. Lattice Boltzmann modeling of boiling heat transfer: The boiling curve and the effects of wettability

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    Li, Q; Francois, M M; He, Y L; Luo, K H

    2015-01-01

    A hybrid thermal lattice Boltzmann (LB) model is presented to simulate thermal multiphase flows with phase change based on an improved pseudopotential LB approach [Q. Li, K. H. Luo, and X. J. Li, Phys. Rev. E 87, 053301 (2013)]. The present model does not suffer from the spurious term caused by the forcing-term effect, which was encountered in some previous thermal LB models for liquid-vapor phase change. Using the model, the liquid-vapor boiling process is simulated. The boiling curve together with the three boiling stages (nucleate boiling, transition boiling, and film boiling) is numerically reproduced in the LB community for the first time. The numerical results show that the basic features and the fundamental characteristics of boiling heat transfer are well captured, such as the severe fluctuation of transient heat flux in the transition boiling and the feature that the maximum heat transfer coefficient lies at a lower wall superheat than that of the maximum heat flux. Furthermore, the effects of the he...

  1. Subcooled flow boiling and microbubble emission boiling phenomena in a partially heated microchannel

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    Guodong Wang; Ping Cheng

    2009-01-01

    A simultaneous visualization and measurement study has been carried out to investigate subcooled flow boiling and microbubble emission boiling (MEB) phenomena of deionized water in a partially heated Pyrex glass microchannel, having a hydraulic diameter of 155?m, which was integrated with a Platinum microheater. Effects of mass flux, inlet water subcooling and surface condition of the microheater on subcooled flow

  2. Improvements to the prediction of boiling transition during boiling water reactor transients

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    R. E. Phillips; R. W. Shumway; K. H. Chu

    1981-01-01

    The ability to accurately predict the time required to reach a boiling transition in postulated BWR (Boiling Water Reactor) loss of coolant accidents is an important step in analyzing the system response to these transients. As part of the effort to develop an advanced BWR system analysis computer code capable of simulating these postulated transients, a study has been undertaken

  3. Cryogenic Boil-Off Reduction System

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    Plachta, David W.; Guzik, Monica C.

    2014-03-01

    A computational model of the cryogenic boil-off reduction system being developed by NASA as part of the Cryogenic Propellant Storage and Transfer technology maturation project has been applied to a range of propellant storage tanks sizes for high-performing in-space cryogenic propulsion applications. This effort focuses on the scaling of multi-layer insulation (MLI), cryocoolers, broad area cooling shields, radiators, solar arrays, and tanks for liquid hydrogen propellant storage tanks ranging from 2 to 10 m in diameter. Component scaling equations were incorporated into the Cryogenic Analysis Tool, a spreadsheet-based tool used to perform system-level parametric studies. The primary addition to the evolution of this updated tool is the integration of a scaling method for reverse turbo-Brayton cycle cryocoolers, as well as the development and inclusion of Self-Supporting Multi-Layer Insulation. Mass, power, and sizing relationships are traded parametrically to establish the appropriate loiter period beyond which this boil-off reduction system application reduces mass. The projected benefit compares passive thermal control to active thermal control, where active thermal control is evaluated for reduced boil-off with a 90 K shield, zero boil-off with a single heat interception stage at the tank wall, and zero boil-off with a second interception stage at a 90 K shield. Parametric studies show a benefit over passive storage at loiter durations under one month, in addition to showing a benefit for two-stage zero boil-off in terms of reducing power and mass as compared to single stage zero boil-off. Furthermore, active cooling reduces the effect of varied multi-layer insulation performance, which, historically, has been shown to be significant.

  4. Vacuum membrane distillation by microchip with temperature gradient.

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    Zhang, Yaopeng; Kato, Shinji; Anazawa, Takanori

    2010-04-01

    A multilayered microchip (25 x 95 mm) used for vacuum distillation is designed, fabricated and tested by rectification of a water-methanol mixture. The polymer chip employs a cooling channel to generate a temperature gradient along a distillation channel below, which is separated into a channel (72 microm deep) for liquid phase and a channel (72 microm deep) for vapor phase by an incorporated microporous poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) membrane. The temperature gradient is controlled by adjusting hotplate temperature and flow rate of cooling water to make the temperatures in the stripping section higher than the increasing boiling points of the water-enriched liquids and the temperatures in the rectifying section lower than the decreasing dew points of the methanol-enriched vapors. The effects of temperature gradient, feed composition, feed flow rate and membrane pore size on the micro distillation are also investigated. A theoretical plate number up to 1.8 is achieved at the optimum conditions. PMID:20300677

  5. Design and test of a compact optics system for the pool boiling experiment

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    Ling, Jerri S.; Laubenthal, James R.

    1990-01-01

    The experiment described seeks to improve the understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that constitute nucleate pool boiling. The vehicle for accomplishing this is an investigation, including tests to be conducted in microgravity and coupled with appropriate analyses, of the heat transfer and vapor bubble dynamics associated with nucleation, bubble growth/collapse and subsequent motion, considering the interrelations between buoyancy, momentum and surface tension which will govern the motion of the vapor and surrounding liquid, as a function of the heating rate at the heat transfer surface and the temperature level and distribution in the bulk liquid. The experiment is designed to be contained within the confines of a Get-Away-Special Canister (GAS Can) installed in the bay of the space shuttle. When the shuttle reaches orbit, the experiment will be turned on and testing will proceed automatically. In the proposed Pool Boiling Experiment a pool of liquid, initially at a precisely defined pressure and temperature, will be subjected to a step imposed heat flux from a semitransparent thin-film heater forming part of one wall of the container such that boiling is initiated and maintained for a defined period of time at a constant pressure level. Transient measurements of the heater surface and fluid temperatures near the surface will be made, noting especially the conditions at the onset of boiling, along with motion photography of the boiling process in two simultaneous views, from beneath the heating surface and from the side. The conduct of the experiment and the data acquisition will be completely automated and self-contained. For the initial flight, a total of nine tests are proposed, with three levels of heat flux and three levels of subcooling. The design process used in the development and check-out of the compact photographic/optics system for the Pool Boiling Experiment is documented.

  6. Boiling behavior of sodium-potassium alloy in a bench-scale solar receiver

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    Moreno, J. B.; Andraka, C. E.; Moss, T. A.

    During 1989-90, a 75-kW(sub t) sodium reflux pool-boiler solar receiver was successfully demonstrated at Sandia National Laboratories. Significant features of this receiver include the following: (1) boiling sodium as the heat transfer medium, and (2) electric-discharge-machined (EDM) cavities as artificial nucleation sites to stabilize boiling. Since this first demonstration, design of a second-generation pool-boiler receiver that will bring the concept closer to commercialization has begun. For long life, the new receiver uses Haynes Alloy 230. For increased safety factors against film boiling and flooding, it has a refined shape and somewhat larger dimensions. To eliminate the need for trace heating, the receiver will boil the sodium-potassium alloy NaK-78 instead of sodium. To reduce manufacturing costs, it will use one of a number of alternatives to EDM cavities for stabilization of boiling. To control incipient-boiling superheats, especially during hot restarts, it will contain a small amount of inert gas. Before the new receiver design could be finalized, bench-scale tests of some of the proposed changes were necessary. A series of bench-scale pool boilers were built from Haynes Alloy 230 and filled with NaK-78. Various boiling-stabilizer candidates were incorporated into them, including laser-drilled cavities and a number of different sintered-powder-metal coatings. These bench-scale pool boilers have been operated at temperatures up to 750 C, heated by quartz lamps with incident radiant fluxes up to 95 W/sq cm. The effects of various orientations and added gases have been studied. Results of these studies are presented.

  7. Structural changes of malt proteins during boiling.

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    Jin, Bei; Li, Lin; Liu, Guo-Qin; Li, Bing; Zhu, Yu-Kui; Liao, Liao-Ning

    2009-01-01

    Changes in the physicochemical properties and structure of proteins derived from two malt varieties (Baudin and Guangmai) during wort boiling were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry, SDS-PAGE, two-dimensional electrophoresis, gel filtration chromatography and circular dichroism spectroscopy. The results showed that both protein content and amino acid composition changed only slightly during boiling, and that boiling might cause a gradual unfolding of protein structures, as indicated by the decrease in surface hydrophobicity and free sulfhydryl content and enthalpy value, as well as reduced alpha-helix contents and markedly increased random coil contents. It was also found that major component of both worts was a boiling-resistant protein with a molecular mass of 40 kDa, and that according to the two-dimensional electrophoresis and SE-HPLC analyses, a small amount of soluble aggregates might be formed via hydrophobic interactions. It was thus concluded that changes of protein structure caused by boiling that might influence beer quality are largely independent of malt variety. PMID:19305362

  8. A study of flow boiling phenomena using real time neutron radiography

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    David Raymond Novog

    2000-01-01

    The operation and safety of both fossil-fuel and nuclear power stations depend on adequate cooling of the thermal source involved. This is usually accomplished using liquid coolants that are forced through the high temperature regions by a pumping system; this fluid then transports the thermal energy to another section of the power station. However, fluids that undergo boiling during this

  9. The stress corrosion cracking behavior of austenitic stainless steels in boiling magnesium chloride solutions

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    Osama M. Alyousif; Rokuro Nishimura

    2007-01-01

    The change in the mechanism of stress corrosion cracking with test temperature for Type 304, 310 and 316 austenitic stainless steels was investigated in boiling saturated magnesium chloride solutions using a constant load method. Three parameters (time to failure; tf, steady-state elongation rate; lss and transition time at which a linear increase in elongation starts to deviate; tss) obtained from

  10. Study of spray cooling of a pressure vessel head of a boiling water reactor

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    Henryk Anglart; Farid Alavyoon; Rémi Novarini

    2010-01-01

    The present paper deals with a theoretical analysis of the spray cooling of a Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) head in a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). To this end a detailed computational model has been developed. The model predicts the trajectories, diameters and temperatures of subcooled droplets moving in saturated vapor. The model has been validated through comparison with experimental data,

  11. Assessment of typical BWR (boiling water reactor) vessel configurations and examination coverage

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    S. M. Walker; E. J. Feige; J. R. Ingamells; G. L. Calhoun; J. Davis; A. Kapoor

    1990-01-01

    Even though boiling water reactors (BWRs) are not susceptible to the kind of incident known as pressurized thermal shock that must be considered in the design and operation of pressurized water reactors, BWR reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) have experienced higher than expected embrittlement caused by fast neutron irradiation. This has required the vessel to be at a higher temperature than

  12. Modelling of crack chemistry in sensitized stainless steel in boiling water reactor environments

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    A. Turnbull

    1997-01-01

    An advanced model has been used to predict the chemistry and potential in a stress corrosion crack in sensitized stainless steel in a boiling water reactor (BWR) environment. The model assumes trapezoidal crack geometry, incorporates anodic reaction and cathodic reduction within the crack, and takes into account the limited solubility of cations in high temperature water. The results indicate that

  13. How does surface wettability influence nucleate boiling?

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    Phan, Hai Trieu; Caney, Nadia; Marty, Philippe; Colasson, Stéphane; Gavillet, Jérôme

    2009-05-01

    Although the boiling process has been a major subject of research for several decades, its physics still remain unclear and require further investigation. This study aims at highlighting the effects of surface wettability on pool boiling heat transfer. Nanocoating techniques were used to vary the water contact angle from 20° to 110° by modifying nanoscale surface topography and chemistry. The experimental results obtained disagree with the predictions of the classical models. A new approach of nucleation mechanism is established to clarify the nexus between the surface wettability and the nucleate boiling heat transfer. In this approach, we introduce the concept of macro- and micro-contact angles to explain the observed phenomenon. To cite this article: H.T. Phan et al., C. R. Mecanique 337 (2009).

  14. Nucleate pool boiling: High gravity to reduced gravity; liquid metals to cryogens

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    Merte, Herman, Jr.

    1988-01-01

    Requirements for the proper functioning of equipment and personnel in reduced gravity associated with space platforms and future space station modules introduce unique problems in temperature control; power generation; energy dissipation; the storage, transfer, control and conditioning of fluids; and liquid-vapor separation. The phase change of boiling is significant in all of these. Although both pool and flow boiling would be involved, research results to date include only pool boiling because buoyancy effects are maximized for this case. The effective application of forced convection boiling heat transfer in the microgravity of space will require a well grounded and cogent understanding of the mechanisms involved. Experimental results are presented for pool boiling from a single geometrical configuration, a flat surface, covering a wide range of body forces from a/g = 20 to 1 to a/g = 0 to -1 for a cryogenic liquid, and from a/g = 20 to 1 for water and a liquid metal. Similarities in behavior are noted for these three fluids at the higher gravity levels, and may reasonably be expected to continue at reduced gravity levels.

  15. Flow boiling with enhancement devices for cold plate coolant channel design

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    Boyd, Ronald D.

    1991-01-01

    Future space exploration and commercialization will require more efficient heat rejection systems. For the required heat transfer rates, such systems must use advanced heat transfer techniques. Forced two phase flow boiling heat transfer with enhancements falls in this category. However, moderate to high quality two phase systems tend to require higher pressure losses. This report is divided into two major parts: (1) Multidimensional wall temperature measurement and heat transfer enhancement for top heated horizontal channels with flow boiling; and (2) Improved analytical heat transfer data reduction for a single side heated coolant channel. Part 1 summarizes over forty experiments which involve both single phase convection and flow boiling in a horizontal channel heated externally from the top side. Part 2 contains parametric dimensionless curves with parameters such as the coolant channel radius ratio, the Biot number, and the circumferential coordinate.

  16. Sodium boiling experiments in bundle geometries under fast transient and steady state conditions

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    Peppler, F. W.

    Flow loss experiments were carried out in tubular and 7 pin test-sections and in a sodium cooled 37 pin bundle with sinusoidal axial heat flux profile. Thermohydraulic behavior under fast loss of flow conditions, particularly three-dimensional phenomena such as the development of the temperature distribution, the boiling region, the onset and extension of dryout, and the flow regimes related to different boiling periods were studied. The experimental results provide data for the validation of three-dimensional two-phase hydrodynamic codes. Stationary boiling tests provide information on two-phase pressure drop in bundles, the flow regimes and the conditions prevailing during the approach to critical heat flux conditions.

  17. Enhancing flow boiling heat transfer in microchannels for thermal management with monolithically-integrated silicon nanowires.

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    Li, D; Wu, G S; Wang, W; Wang, Y D; Liu, Dong; Zhang, D C; Chen, Y F; Peterson, G P; Yang, Ronggui

    2012-07-11

    Thermal management has become a critical issue for high heat flux electronics and energy systems. Integrated two-phase microchannel liquid-cooling technology has been envisioned as a promising solution, but with great challenges in flow instability. In this work, silicon nanowires were synthesized in situ in parallel silicon microchannel arrays for the first time to suppress the flow instability and to augment flow boiling heat transfer. Significant enhancement in flow boiling heat transfer performance was demonstrated for the nanowire-coated microchannel heat sink, such as an early onset of nucleate boiling, a delayed onset of flow oscillation, suppressed oscillating amplitudes of temperature and pressure drop, and an increased heat transfer coefficient. PMID:22694316

  18. Dynamics of discrete bubble in nucleate pool boiling on thin wires in microgravity

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    Wan, Shixin; Zhao, Jianfu; Liu, Gang

    2009-03-01

    A space experiment on bubble behavior and heat transfer in subcooled pool boiling phenomenon has been performed utilizing the temperature-controlled pool boiling (TCPB) device both in normal gravity in the laboratory and in microgravity aboard the 22nd Chinese recoverable satellite. The fluid is degassed R113 at 0.1 MPa and subcooled by 26°C nominally. A thin platinum wire of 60 ?m in diameter and 30 mm in length is simultaneously used as heater and thermometer. Only the dynamics of the vapor bubbles, particularly the lateral motion and the departure of discrete vapor bubbles in nucleate pool boiling are reported and analyzed in the present paper. It’s found that these distinct behaviors can be explained by the Marangoni convection in the liquid surrounding vapor bubbles. The origin of the Marangoni effect is also discussed.

  19. Hydrodynamics and heat transfer during flow boiling instabilities in a single microchannel

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    Aussillous, Pascale

    Hydrodynamics and heat transfer during flow boiling instabilities in a single microchannel July 2008 Keywords: Boiling Microchannels Visualisation Flow boiling instabilities Heat transfer a b intensification heat removal. Flow boiling heat transfer in microchannel geometry and the associated flow

  20. The bubble fossil record: insight into boiling nucleation using nanofluid pool-boiling

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    Huitink, David; Ontiveros, Elvis Efren Dominguez; Hassan, Yassin

    2012-02-01

    Subcooled pool boiling of Al2O3/water nanofluid (0.1 vol%) was investigated. Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy were used to observe surface features of the wire heater where nanoparticles had deposited. A layer of aggregated alumina particles collected on the heated surface, where evidence of fluid shear associated with bubble nucleation and departure was "fossilized" in the fluidized nano-porous surface coating. These structures contain evidence of the fluid forces present in the microlayer prior to departure and provide a unique understanding of boiling phenomena. A unique mode of heat transfer was identified in nanofluid pool boiling.

  1. A review on boiling heat transfer enhancement with nanofluids

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    Jacqueline Barber; David Brutin; Lounes Tadrist

    2011-01-01

    There has been increasing interest of late in nanofluid boiling and its use in heat transfer enhancement. This article covers\\u000a recent advances in the last decade by researchers in both pool boiling and convective boiling applications, with nanofluids\\u000a as the working fluid. The available data in the literature is reviewed in terms of enhancements, and degradations in the nucleate\\u000a boiling

  2. Mechanisms of Boiling in Micro-Channels: Critical Assessment

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    John R. Thome; Lorenzo Consolini

    2010-01-01

    Numerous characteristic trends and effects have been observed in published studies on two-phase micro-channel boiling heat transfer. While macro-scale flow boiling heat transfer may be decomposed into nucleate and convective boiling contributions, at the micro-scale the extent of these two important mechanisms remains unclear. Although many experimental studies have proposed nucleate boiling as the dominant micro-scale mechanism, based on the

  3. 21 CFR 872.6710 - Boiling water sterilizer.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    A boiling water sterilizer is an AC-powered device that consists of a container for boiling water. The device is intended to sterilize dental and surgical instruments by submersion in the boiling water in the container. (b) Classification. Class I (general controls). [55 FR 48439,...

  4. CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER OF BINARY MIXTURES UNDER FLOW BOILING CONDITIONS

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    Kandlikar, Satish

    B = binary CBD = convective boiling dominant conv = convective component f = bulk fluid fl = fluid is low-pressure flow boiling. Internal combustion engines are cooled with ethylene-glycol/water mixturesCONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER OF BINARY MIXTURES UNDER FLOW BOILING CONDITIONS E. V. McAssey Jr

  5. Investigation of interfacial behavior during the flow boiling CHF transient

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    Hui Zhang; Issam Mudawar; Mohammad M. Hasan

    2004-01-01

    Vertical upflow boiling experiments were performed in pursuit of identifying the trigger mechanism for subcooled flow boiling critical heat flux (CHF). While virtually all prior studies on flow boiling CHF concern the prediction or measurement of conditions that lead to CHF, this study is focused on events that take place during the CHF transient. High-speed video imaging and photomicrographic techniques

  6. Flow boiling critical heat flux on small heated regions

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    Terrence W. Simon; Pey-Shey Wu

    1993-01-01

    Often, in optical and electronic equipment, heating is concentrated in very small regions, and, because of materials constraints, cooled walls must be as thin as possible. Also, for efficiency, many high-flux cooling designs involve forced-convection boiling heat transfer. Though efficient, a design with boiling heat transfer can be difficult for it must properly account for the complexities of the boiling

  7. Fundamental issues related to flow boiling in minichannels and microchannels

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    Satish G. Kandlikar

    2002-01-01

    Flow boiling in small hydraulic diameter channels is becoming increasingly important in many diverse applications. The previous studies addressing the effects of the channel size on the flow patterns, and heat transfer and pressure drop performance are reviewed in the present paper. The fundamental questions related to the presence of nucleate boiling and characteristics of flow boiling in microchannels and

  8. Transition from film boiling to nucleate boiling in forced convection vertical flow

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    Iloeje, Onwuamaeze C.

    1972-01-01

    The mechanism of collapse of forced cnnvection annular vertical flow film boiling, with liquid core, is investigated using liquid nitrogen at low pressures. The report includes the effect of heat flux from the buss bar. ...

  9. Pool boiling heat transfer to electrolyte solutions

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    M. Jamialahmadi; A. Helalizadeh; H. Müller-Steinhagen

    2004-01-01

    Pool boiling heat transfer coefficients were measured for solutions of salts with positive solubility in water. The effect of the dissolved salts on nucleation site density, bubble departure diameter and bubble frequency was also investigated. The results show that at low heat fluxes heat transfer coefficients can be considerably lower than corresponding values for distilled water. At high heat fluxes

  10. Big Bubbles in Boiling Liquids: Students' Views

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    Costu, Bayram

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this study was to elicit students' conceptions about big bubbles in boiling liquids (water, ethanol and aqueous CuSO[subscript 4] solution). The study is based on twenty-four students at different ages and grades. The clinical interviews technique was conducted to solicit students' conceptions and the interviews were analyzed to…

  11. Operational control of boiling water reactor stability

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    C. M. Mowry; I. Nir; D. W. Newkirk

    1995-01-01

    Boiling water reactor cores are susceptible to instabilities, which generate power oscillations. Specific reactor operating practices can provide a mechanism for control of the instability phenomenon. An axial separation of the core into a single-phase region and a two-phase region resolves the influence of axial flux shapes on core stability. This separation provides the means to derive a core stability

  12. Dynamic behavior of boiling water reactors

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    March-Leuba

    1984-01-01

    A study of the basic processes involved in boiling water nuclear reactor dynamics is presented. The main emphasis of this research was placed on the physical interpretation of these processes. It is shown that this type of reactor has two regimes of operation: linear, during normal operation, and nonlinear, if they become unstable due to the thermohydraulic feedback. Both of

  13. The Plausibility of Boiling Geysers on Triton

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    Duxbury, N. S.; Brown, R. H.

    1995-01-01

    A mechanism is suggested and modeled whereby there may be boiling geysers on Triton. The geysers would be of nitrogen considering that Voyager detected cryovolcanic activity, that solid nitrogen conducts heat much less than water ice, and that there is internal heat on Triton.

  14. Development of a flow boiling map for subcooled and saturated flow boiling of different fluids inside circular tubes

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    S. G. Kandlikar

    1991-01-01

    The thermal behavior of a flow boiling system is represented by a flow boiling map to illustrate visually the relationships among various system parameter. An earlier flow boiling map by Collier (1981) does not include the effect of mass flux and is specific to water at low pressures. For other fluids, significant departures from the parametric trends displayed in Collier's

  15. Retrieval of temperature and tangent altitude pointing from limb emission spectra recorded from space by the Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS)

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    T. von Clarmann; N. Glatthor; U. Grabowski; M. Höpfner; S. Kellmann; M. Kiefer; A. Linden; G. M. Tsidu; M. Milz; T. Steck; G. P. Stiller; D. Y. Wang; H. Fischer; B. Funke; S. Gil-López; M. López-Puertas

    2003-01-01

    Retrieval of abundances of atmospheric species from limb infrared emission spectra requires accurate knowledge of the pointing of the instrument in terms of elevation, as well as temperature and pressure profiles. An optimal estimation-based method is presented to infer these quantities from measured spectra. The successful and efficient joint retrieval of these largely correlated quantities depends strongly on the proper

  16. The effects of quantum zero point energy fluctuations on the variation with concentration of the maximum density temperatures in water–alcohol solutions

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    F. A. Deeney; J. P. O’Leary; B. Cronin; D. M. O’Leary

    2008-01-01

    Unlike the situation for ionic aqueous solutions, the relationship between the density maximum temperature Tmd and solute concentration for aqueous solutions of primary alcohols is known to be strongly non-linear. Using our recent theory for the existence of the maximum density in water in terms of quantum zero point energy effects, we explain why this is so. We also explain

  17. Moored observations of the current and temperature structure over the continental slope off central California 2. The energetics of the flow off Point Sur

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    Timothy D. Tisch; Steven R. Ramp

    1997-01-01

    The data from two current meter moorings off Point Sur, California, were analyzed to examine the energy transfers over the continental slope in the California Current system (CCS). The method used was to calculate terms in the heat equation at intermediate depths between instruments, using the thermal wind relation to estimate the horizontal temperature gradients from the vertical shear. Time

  18. Tenderness Classification of Beef: III. Effect of the Interaction Between End Point Temperature and Tenderness on Warner-Bratzler Shear Force of Beef Longissimus1,2

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    T. L. Wheeler; S. D. Shackelford; M. Koohmaraie; Roman L. Hruska

    2010-01-01

    The objectives of this experiment were to determine 1 ) whether end point temperature interacts with tenderness to affect Warner-Bratzler shear force of beef longissimus and 2 ) if so, what impact that interaction would have on tenderness classification. Warner-Bratzler shear force was deter- mined on longissimus thoracis cooked to either 60, 70, or 80°C after 3 and 14 d

  19. Design inputs document: Boiling behavior during flow instability

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    Coutts, D.A.

    1991-12-31

    The coolant flow in a nuclear reactor core under normal operating conditions is kept as a subcooled liquid. This coolant is evenly distributed throughout the multiple flow channels with a uniform pressure profile across each coolant flow channel. If the coolant flow is reduced, the flow through individual channels will also decrease. A decrease in coolant flow will result in higher coolant temperatures if the heat flux is not reduced. When flow is significantly decreased, localized boiling may occur. This localized boiling can restrict coolant flow and the ability to transfer heat out of the reactor system. The maximum operating power for the reactor may be limited by how the coolant system reacts to a flow instability. One of the methods to assure safe operation during a reducing flow instability, is to operate at a power level below that necessary to initiate a flow excursion. Several correlations have been used to predict the conditions which precede a flow excursion. These correlations rely on the steady state behavior of the coolant and are based on steady state testing. This task will evaluate if there are any deviations between the actual transient flow excursion behavior and the flow excursion behavior based on steady state correlations (ONB, OSV, and CHF). Correlations will be developed which will allow a comparison between the time to excursive behavior predicted using steady state techniques and the actual time to excursive behavior.

  20. Design inputs document: Boiling behavior during flow instability

    SciTech Connect

    Coutts, D.A.

    1991-01-01

    The coolant flow in a nuclear reactor core under normal operating conditions is kept as a subcooled liquid. This coolant is evenly distributed throughout the multiple flow channels with a uniform pressure profile across each coolant flow channel. If the coolant flow is reduced, the flow through individual channels will also decrease. A decrease in coolant flow will result in higher coolant temperatures if the heat flux is not reduced. When flow is significantly decreased, localized boiling may occur. This localized boiling can restrict coolant flow and the ability to transfer heat out of the reactor system. The maximum operating power for the reactor may be limited by how the coolant system reacts to a flow instability. One of the methods to assure safe operation during a reducing flow instability, is to operate at a power level below that necessary to initiate a flow excursion. Several correlations have been used to predict the conditions which precede a flow excursion. These correlations rely on the steady state behavior of the coolant and are based on steady state testing. This task will evaluate if there are any deviations between the actual transient flow excursion behavior and the flow excursion behavior based on steady state correlations (ONB, OSV, and CHF). Correlations will be developed which will allow a comparison between the time to excursive behavior predicted using steady state techniques and the actual time to excursive behavior.

  1. Parametric study of boiling heat transfer in porous media

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    Shi, B.; Jones, B.G. [Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering; Pan, C. [National Tsing Hua Univ., Hsinchu (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering

    1996-04-01

    Detailed numerical modeling and parametric variation studies were conducted on boiling heat transfer processes in porous deposits with emphasis on applications associated with light water nuclear power reactor systems. The processes of boiling heat transfer in the porous corrosion deposits typically involve phase changes in finite volumetric regions in the porous media. The study examined such processes in two porous media configurations, without chimneys (homogeneous porous structures) and with chimneys (heterogeneous porous structures). A 1-D model and a 2-D model were developed to simulate two-phase flows with phase changes, without dry-out, inside the porous media for both structural configurations. For closure of the governing equations, an empirical correlation of the evaporation rate for phase changes inside the porous media was introduced. In addition, numerical algorithms were developed to solve the coupled nonlinear equations of mass, momentum, energy, capillary pressure, and evaporation rate. The distributions of temperature, thermodynamic saturation, liquid pressure, vapor pressure, liquid velocity, and vapor velocity were predicted. Furthermore, the effects of heat flux, system pressure, porosity, particle diameter, chimney population density, chimney radius, and crud thickness on the all superheat, critical heat flux, and minimum saturation were examined. The predictions were found to be in good agreement with the available experimental results.

  2. Nucleate boiling pressure drop in an annulus: Book 5

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    Not Available

    1992-11-01

    The application of the work described in this report is the production reactors at the Savannah River Site, and the context is nuclear reactor safety. The Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA) scenario considered involves a double-ended break of a primary coolant pipe in the reactor. During a LOCA, the flow through portions of the reactor may reverse direction or be greatly reduced, depending upon the location of the break. The reduced flow rate of coolant (D{sub 2}O) through the fuel assembly channels of the reactor -- downflow in this situation -- can lead to boiling and to the potential for flow instabilities which may cause some of the fuel assembly channels to overheat and melt. That situation is to be avoided. The experimental approach is to provide a test annulus which simulates geometry, materials, and flow conditions in a Mark-22 fuel assembly (Coolant Channel 3) to the extent possible. The key analysis approaches are: To compare the minima in the measured demand curves with analytical criteria, in particular the Saha-Zuber (1974) model; and to compare the pressure and temperature as a function of length in the annulus with an integral model for flow boiling in a heated channel. Nineteen test series and a total of 178 tests were performed. Testing addressed the effects of: Heat flux; pressure; helium gas; power tilt; ribs; asymmetric heat flux. This document consists solely of the plato file index from 11/87 to 11/90.

  3. Potential risk of bisphenol A migration from polycarbonate containers after heating, boiling, and microwaving.

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    Lim, Duck Soo; Kwack, Seung Jun; Kim, Kyu-Bong; Kim, Hyung Sik; Lee, Byung Mu

    2009-01-01

    The migration levels of bisphenol A (BPA) were analyzed in food samples by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) from polycarbonate (PC) bottles subjected to simulated use by heating with microwave, heating in a boiling water bath, or filling them with boiling hot water (100 degrees C). Migration testing performed in PC bottles filled with steamed rice or hot cooked pork, standing at room temperature, or heated in a boiling water bath (100 degrees C) showed that BPA was not detected at the limit of detection (LOD) of 1 microg/L (ppb). In contrast, heating by microwaving to 100 degrees C for 9 min increased BPA migration levels from 6 to 18 ppb and from 5 to 15 ppb for steamed rice or for cooked pork, respectively. In addition, 3 different PC bottles were tested by filling them with boiling hot water (100 degrees C) and leaving them to stand at room temperature for up to 3 h. The mean BPA levels from the bottles increased in a time-dependent manner, with the range of not detected (ND) to 2.5 ppb after 60 min. However, none of the PC bottles released BPA at levels that exceed the recently established specific migration limits (SML) of 600 ppb established by European Union and Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA). Data suggest that the use of PC plastic bottles in our daily life is considered safe in Korea. PMID:20077198

  4. Two-phase structure above hot surfaces in jet impingement boiling

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    Bogdanic, L.; Auracher, H.; Ziegler, F.

    2009-05-01

    Jet impingement boiling is very efficient in cooling of hot surfaces as a part of the impinging liquid evaporates. Several studies have been carried out to measure and correlate the heat transfer to impinging jets as a function of global parameters such as jet subcooling, jet velocity, nozzle size and distance to the surface, etc. If physically based mechanistic models are to be developed, studies on the fundamentals of two-phase dynamics near the hot surface are required. In the present study the vapor-liquid structures underneath a subcooled (20 K) planar (1 mm × 9 mm) water jet, impinging the heated plate vertically with a velocity of 0.4 m/s, were analyzed by means of a miniaturized optical probe. It has a tip diameter of app. 1.5 ?m and is moved toward the plate by a micrometer device. The temperature controlled experimental technique enabled steady-state experiments in all boiling regimes. The optical probe data provides information about the void fraction, the contact frequencies and the distribution of the vapor and liquid contact times as a function of the distance to the surface. The measured contact frequencies range from 40 Hz at the onset of nucleate boiling to nearly 20,000 Hz at the end of the transition boiling regime. Due to condensation in the subcooled jet vapor disappears at a distance to the surface of app. 1.2 mm in nucleate boiling. This vapor layer becomes smaller with increasing wall superheat. In film boiling a vapor film thickness of 8 ± 2 ?m was found.

  5. Bench-scale screening tests for a boiling sodium-potassium alloy solar receiver

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    Moreno, J.B.; Moss, T.A.

    1993-06-01

    Bench-scale tests were carried out in support of the design of a second-generation 75-kW{sub t} reflux pool-boiler solar receiver. The receiver will be made from Haynes Alloy 230 and will contain the sodium-potassium alloy NaK-78. The bench-scale tests used quartz-lamp-heated boilers to screen candidate boiling-stabilization materials and methods at temperatures up to 750{degree}C. Candidates that provided stable boiling were tested for hot-restart behavior. Poor stability was obtained with single 1/4-inch diameter patches of powdered metal hot-press-sintered onto the wetted side of the heat-input area. Laser-drilled and electric-discharge-machined cavities in the heated surface also performed poorly. Small additions of xenon, and heated-surface tilt out of the vertical dramatically improved poor boiling stability; additions of helium or oxygen did not. The most stable boiling was obtained when the entire heat-input area was covered by a powdered-metal coating. The effect of heated-area size was assessed for one coating: at low incident fluxes, when even this coating performed poorly, increasing the heated-area size markedly improved boiling stability. Good hot-restart behavior was not observed with any candidate, although results were significantly better with added xenon in a boiler shortened from 3 to 2 feet. In addition to the screening tests, flash-radiography imaging of metal-vapor bubbles during boiling was attempted. Contrary to the Cole-Rohsenow correlation, these bubble-size estimates did not vary with pressure; instead they were constant, consistent with the only other alkali metal measurements, but about 1/2 their size.

  6. Materials behavior in alternate (hydrogen) water chemistry in the Ringhals-1 boiling water reactor

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    Ljungberg, L.G.; Cubicciotti, D.; Trolle, M.

    1986-05-01

    In-plant studies on the intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) of sensitized austenitic stainless steel (SS) have been performed at the Swedish Ringhals-1 boiling water reactor (BWR). The studies have covered the present (full-temperature (normal)) water chemistry (PWC) and the alternate (primary) water chemistry (AWC) with hydrogen addition. The test techniques applied were constant extension rate testing (CERT) and electrochemical potential (ECP) measurements. The program was covered by extensive environment monitoring. The results verify earlier laboratory studies which show that sensitized austenitic SS is susceptible to IGSCC in PWC, but not in AWC. Other pressure-bearing BWR construction materials are not adversely affected by AWC. The boundary conditions in Ringhals-1 have been established for an AWC, which is defined as an environment that does not produce IGSCC in sensitized SS. The results are compared with a similar program at Dresden-2, and the points of agreement and discordance in the results are discussed. The relevance of ECP measurements for the control of AWC is discussed.

  7. Enhancement of Pool Boiling Heat Transfer and Control of Bubble Motion in Microgravity Using Electric Fields - BCOEL

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    Herman, Cila; Iacona, Estelle; Acquaviva, Tom; Coho, Bill; Grant, Nechelle; Nahra, Henry; Sankaran, Subramanian; Taylor, Al; Julian, Ed; Robinson, Dale; VanZandt, Dave

    2001-01-01

    The BCOEL project focuses on improving pool boiling heat transfer and bubble control in microgravity by exposing the fluid to electric fields. The electric fields induce a body force that can replace gravity in the low gravity environment, and enhance bubble removal from thc heated surface. A better understanding of microgravity effects on boiling with and without electric fields is critical to the proper design of the phase-change-heat-removal equipment for use in space-based applications. The microgravity experiments will focus on the visualization of bubble formation and shape during boiling. Heat fluxes on the boiling surface will be measured, and, together with the measured driving temperature differences, used to plot boiling curvcs for different electric field magnitudes. Bubble formation and boiling processes were found to be extremely sensitive to g-jitter. The duration of the experimental run is critical in order to achieve steady state in microgravity experiments. The International Space Station provides conditions suitable for such experiments. The experimental appararus to be used in the study is described in the paper. The apparatus will be tested in the KC-135 first, and microgravity experiments will be conducted on board of the International Space Station using the Microgravity Science Glovebox as the experimental platform.

  8. Enhancement of Pool Boiling Heat Transfer and Control of Bubble Motion in Microgravity Using Electric Fields (BCOEL)

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    Herman, Cila; Iacona, Estelle; Acquaviva, Tom; Coho, Bill; Grant, Nechelle; Nahra, Henry; Taylor, Al; Julian, Ed; Robinson, Dale; VanZandt, Dave

    2001-01-01

    The BCOEL project focuses on improving pool boiling heat transfer and bubble control in microgravity by exposing the fluid to electric fields. The electric fields induce a body force that can replace gravity in the low gravity environment, and enhance bubble removal from the heated surface. A better understanding of microgravity effects on boiling with and without electric fields is critical to the proper design of the phase-change-heat-removal equipment for use in spacebased applications. The microgravity experiments will focus on the visualization of bubble formation and shape during boiling. Heat fluxes on the boiling surface will be measured, and, together with the measured driving temperature differences, used to plot boiling curves for different electric field magnitudes. Bubble formation and boiling processes were found to be extremely sensitive to g-jitter. The duration of the experimental run is critical in order to achieve steady state in microgravity experiments. The International Space Station provides conditions suitable for such experiments. The experimental apparatus to be used in the study is described in the paper. The apparatus will be tested in the KC-135 first, and microgravity experiments will be conducted on board of the International Space Station using the Microgravity Science Glovebox as the experimental platform.

  9. High-intensity focused ultrasound monitoring using harmonic motion imaging for focused ultrasound (HMIFU) under boiling or slow denaturation conditions.

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    Hou, Gary Y; Marquet, Fabrice; Wang, Shutao; Apostolakis, Iason-Zacharias; Konofagou, Elisa E

    2015-07-01

    Harmonic motion imaging for focused ultrasound (HMIFU) is a recently developed high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment monitoring method that utilizes an amplitude-modulated therapeutic ultrasound beam to induce an oscillatory radiation force at the HIFU focus and estimates the focal tissue displacement to monitor the HIFU thermal treatment. In this study, the performance of HMIFU under acoustic, thermal, and mechanical effects was investigated. The performance of HMIFU was assessed in ex vivo canine liver specimens (n = 13) under slow denaturation or boiling regimes. A passive cavitation detector (PCD) was used to assess the acoustic cavitation activity, and a bare-wire thermocouple was used to monitor the focal temperature change. During lesioning with slow denaturation, high quality displacements (correlation coefficient above 0.97) were observed under minimum cavitation noise, indicating the tissue initial-softeningthen- stiffening property change. During HIFU with boiling, HMIFU monitored a consistent change in lesion-to-background displacement contrast (0.46 ± 0.37) despite the presence of strong cavitation noise due to boiling during lesion formation. Therefore, HMIFU effectively monitored softening-then-stiffening during lesioning under slow denaturation, and detected lesioning under boiling with a distinct change in displacement contrast under boiling in the presence of cavitation. In conclusion, HMIFU was shown under both boiling and slow denaturation regimes to be effective in HIFU monitoring and lesioning identification without being significantly affected by cavitation noise. PMID:26168177

  10. Remote Measurement of Breathing Rate in Real Time Using a High Precision, Single-Point Infrared Temperature Sensor

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    O'Kane, Jason

    a high precision, single-point infrared sensor. Remote breathing detec- tion is especially useful-nasal region of the face, continuously targeting and sampling the infrared sensor. The breathing rateRemote Measurement of Breathing Rate in Real Time Using a High Precision, Single-Point Infrared

  11. Investigation on the boiling heat transfer characteristics of R404A and R134a under stratified flow condition

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    Balachander, P.; Raja, B.

    2015-06-01

    An experimental investigation on the flow boiling heat transfer characteristics of R404A and R134a for low mass flux and heat flux conditions in a smooth horizontal tube is reported. Refrigerant saturation temperatures -15, -10, -5 and 0 °C were considered for the flow boiling conditions. The influence of the mass flux, heat flux and saturation temperature on the heat transfer coefficients of R404A and R134a are discussed in detail. The predominant flow pattern for the tested conditions is confirmed to be the stratified-wavy flow. The study revealed that the heat transfer coefficient is a strong function of the heat flux, throughout the flow boiling process, and the nucleate boiling contribution is much higher for R404A compared to that of R134a. The heat transfer characteristic of R404A is compared with that of R134a, to understand their relative performance in low temperature appliances. A modified correlation for the flow boiling heat transfer coefficient of R404A is developed to fit the experimental results of R404A.

  12. BASIC EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF BOILING FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER AT ELEVATED PRESSURES. Monthly Progress Report for Month of February 1963

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Matzner

    1963-01-01

    During February 1962, 44 instrumented burnout points and 38 points for ; conditions beyond the instrumented burnout point were obtained for a bundle of 19 ; electrically heated rods with vertical upflow of boiling water at 1000 psig. ; This test section consisted of (19) 0.550 in. OD lieater tubes on 0.633 in. ; centers with a 6 ft heated

  13. 6. View of first panel point from south end showing ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    6. View of first panel point from south end showing chord, diagonals and vertical member connection at pin - Bridge No. 2.4, Spanning Boiling Fork Creek at Railroad Milepost JC-2.4, Decherd, Franklin County, TN

  14. A review of the deformation behavior of tungsten at temperatures less than 0.2 of the melting point /K/

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    Stephens, J. R.

    1974-01-01

    The deformation behavior of tungsten at temperatures below 0.2 times the absolute melting temperature is reviewed with primary emphasis on the temperature dependence of the yield stress and the ductile-brittle transition. It is concluded that a model based on the high Peierls stress of tungsten best accounts for the observed mechanical behavior at low temperatures. Recent research suggests an important role of electron concentration and bonding on the mechanical behavior of tungsten. Future research on tungsten should include studies to define more clearly the correlation between electron concentration and mechanical behavior of alloys of tungsten and other transition metal alloys.

  15. The effect of non-radial motions on the X-ray temperature distribution function and the two-point correlation function of clusters

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    A. Del Popolo; M. Gambera

    1998-09-21

    We show how non-radial motions, originating in the outskirts of clusters of galaxies, may reduce the discrepancy between the Cold Dark Matter (CDM) predicted X-ray temperature distribution function of clusters of galaxies and the observed one and also the discrepancy between the CDM predicted two-point correlation function of clusters of galaxies and that observed. We compare Edge et al. (1990) and Henry & Arnaud (1991) data with the distribution function of X-ray temperature, calculated using Press- Schechter's (1974 - hereafter PS) theory and Evrard's (1990) prescriptions for the mass-temperature relation and taking account of the non-radial motions originating from the gravitational interaction of the quadrupole moment of the protocluster with the tidal field of the matter of the neighboring protostructures. We find that the model produces a reasonable clusters temperature distribution. We compare the two-point cluster correlation function which takes account of the non-radial motions both with that obtained by Sutherland & Efstathiou (1991), from the analysis of Huchra's et al. (1990) deep redshift survey, and with the data points for the Automatic Plate Measuring (APM) clusters, computed by Efstathiou et al. (1992a), showing that non-radial motions reduce the discrepancy between the theoretical and the obsservational correlation function.

  16. The safe use of low temperature liquefied gases 1. Introduction

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    None Normal boiling point (Tb) at Patm (°C) -183 -196 -186 -269 -78.5(sublimes) Ratio of volume gasJ/kg) 213 199 163 21 573 (sublimination) Patm = atmospheric pressure = 101.3kPa Tb = normal boiling point

  17. Dynamic Bubble Behaviour during Microscale Subcooled Boiling

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    Wang, Hao; Peng, Xiao-Feng; David, Christopher M.

    2005-11-01

    Bubble cycles, including initiation, growth and departure, are the physical basis of nucleate boiling. The present investigation, however, reveals unusual bubble motions during subcooled nucleate boiling on microwires 25 or 100 ?m in diameter. Two types of bubble motions, bubble sweeping and bubble return, are observed in the experiments. Bubble sweeping describes a bubble moving back and forth along the wire, which is motion parallel to the wire. Bubble return is the bubble moving back to the wire after it has detached or leaping above the wire. Theoretical analyses and numerical simulations are conducted to investigate the driving mechanisms for both bubble sweeping and return. Marangoni flow from warm to cool regions along the bubble interface is found to produce the shear stresses needed to drive these unusual bubble movements.

  18. Investigation of vapor film motion regularities at boiling liquids

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    Agaltsov, A.; Zeigarnik, Y. U.

    2013-04-01

    The experimental investigation of the saturated Freon-113 and distilled water film boiling on spheres with different diameters at atmospheric pressure under conditions of free convection is executed. With high-speed video average thickness and cumulative distribution function of vapor film as a function of the angle was measured. It was found that with increasing the angle the average thickness of vapor film can change by different laws depending on diameter of the sphere and the temperature difference. It was found also that the increase in the average vapor film thickness with increasing angle is more connected with the increase of large components of cumulative distribution function. It also noted the presence of quasi-periodic pulsations of the vapor film thickness in the lower part, which eventually largely determine the behavior of the interface at large angles.

  19. Boiling inception in trichlorotrifluoroethane during forced convection at high pressures

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    Dougall, R. S.; Lippert, T. E.

    1972-01-01

    The inception of bubbles during forced convection was studied experimentally by using trichlorotrifluoroethane (R-113 or Freon-113). The experiments were performed in a rectangular channel, 12.7 x 9.5 mm in cross section. Heating was from a 3.2 mm wide strip embedded in the longer side of the channel. The pressures studied ranged from 3.6 to 20.7 bar, mass velocities from 700 to 600 kg/sq m/sec, and inlet subcoolings from 26 to 97 C. Photographs of the flow were used to determine when bubbles first appeared on the heated surface. These data were compared with wall temperature measurements and inception theories. A reasonable method for calculating the complete boiling curve was found to agree with these results.

  20. Boiling inside tubes: General aspects and estimated wet-wall heat transfer

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1985-12-01

    Data item ESDU 85041, a part of the Heat Transfer Sub-series, discusses the problems met in thermal rating a vaporizer in terms of the flow patterns in boiling flow, the conditions for nucleate boiling, considerations of burnout and dryout, the use of mixtures, and the flow instabilities that can occur. Nine correlations for wet-wall boiling of a pure liquid are evaluated against over 3000 experimental points taken from the literature and the results tabulated. The most reliable prediction method was chosen and a graph shows its performance against experimental data for water, ethylene glycol, and a number of refrigerants. A calculation procedure based on that correlation is provided, including checks on whether nucleate boiling or statified flow exists. The calculation of the surface area required to reach a selected flow quality is also given. A practical worked example illustrates the use of the method. It applies to steam generators and to vaporizers for process fluids. Large water tube boilers used in power generation are outside the scope, however.

  1. Surface effects on pool boiling CHF

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Klemen Ferjan?i?; Iztok Golobi?

    2002-01-01

    The influence of the surface of horizontally and vertically oriented ribbon heaters made of stainless steel 302 or steel 1010 on pool boiling CHF in FC-72 or H2O was studied. The ribbon was 50 mm long, 5 mm high and 76.4?m thick. Surface treatment was performed with different sandpapers and etching in diluted acid. In the centre line average Ra

  2. Subcooled convective boiling in structured surface microchannels

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    Shou-Shing Hsieh; Chih-Yi Lin

    2010-01-01

    Experiments are performed to investigate subcooled flow boiling, on side wall cavities with angles of 60°, 90° and 120° with bottom-wall asymmetrical heating, for a microchannel heat sink containing 75 parallel 100 µm × 200 µm channels. The heated surface is made of a Cu metal sheet with\\/without 2 µm thickness diamond film. Tests and measurements are conducted with de-ionized

  3. Flow boiling heat transfer in two-phase micro-channel heat sinks––II. Annular two-phase flow model

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    Weilin Qu; Issam Mudawar

    2003-01-01

    This paper is Part II of a two-part study devoted to measurement and prediction of the saturated flow boiling heat transfer coefficient in water-cooled micro-channel heat sinks. Part I discussed the experimental findings from the study, and identified unique aspects of flow boiling in micro-channels such as abrupt transition to the annular flow regime near the point of zero thermodynamic

  4. Characterization of laser-tissue interaction processes by low-boiling emitted substances

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    Hans-Juergen Weigmann; Juergen Lademann; Ulrike Serfling; W. Lehnert; Wolfram Sterry; H. Meffert

    1996-01-01

    Main point in this study was the investigation of the gaseous and low-boiling substances produced in the laser plume during cw CO2 laser and XeCl laser irradiation of tissue by gas chromatography (GC)\\/mass spectrometry. The characteristic emitted amounts of chemicals were determined quantitatively using porcine muscular tissue. The produced components were used to determine the character of the chemical reaction

  5. Carbon dioxide local heat transfer coefficients during flow boiling in a horizontal circular smooth tube

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    R. Mastrullo; A. W. Mauro; A. Rosato; G. P. Vanoli

    2009-01-01

    Carbon dioxide is gaining renewed interest as an environmentally safe refrigerant. In order to improve the energy efficiency of R744 systems, an accurate knowledge of heat transfer coefficients is fundamental.In this paper experimental heat transfer coefficients during flow boiling of R744 in a smooth, horizontal, circular, 6.00mm inner diameter tube are presented. We obtained 217 experimental points in 18 operating

  6. Wave soldering with a low melting point Bi-Sn Alloy: Effects of soldering temperatures and circuit board finishes

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    M. Mc Cormack; I. Artaki; S. Jin; A. M. Jackson; D. M. Machusak; G. W. Kammlott; D. W. Finley

    1996-01-01

    Wave soldering with low solid fluxes at temperatures as low as 175C on test boards with a Cu\\/Imidazole surface finish has\\u000a been shown to be feasible using a Pb-free, Bi-45%Sn-0.33%Ag solder that melts at temperatures of ?140?145C. Other surface\\u000a finishes such as Pd\\/Ni, Au\\/Ni, and Bi exhibit unacceptable soldering at temperatures below 210C. Intermediate in performance\\u000a are Sn surface finishes,

  7. Numerical Simulation on Single Bubble Pool Boiling with Influence of Heater Thermal Capacity

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    Zhao, Jian-Fu; Zhang, Liang; Li, Zhen-Dong

    The model of single bubble pool boiling is used to simulate nucleate pool boiling phenomenon in the present paper. Local convection and heat transfer around a single vapour bubble which is growing from a nucleus bubble planted artificially on the surface of heaters with different thicknesses, as well as transient heat conduction inside the heater’s wall, are simulated numerically with sharp interface representation. Multi-cycle simulation is adopted to eliminate the effect of un-physical initial conditions. It’s found that the thermal response of wall is found to affect the bubble growth and boiling heat transfer. During the process of bubble growth, a sharp temperature drop inside the solid wall is evident near the contact line underneath the growing bubble because of the strong evaporation in micro-region. The temperature and heat flux profiles change with the move of the contact line, and twice sharp temperature drops at a certain location are observed, which correspond to the expanding and recoiling processes, respectively. During the waiting period after the bubble detached from the wall, the temperature field is recovered by heat conduction inside the solid wall. As a part of preparation of the SOBER project onboard the Chinese recoverable satellite SJ-10, which will be launched in the end of 2015, the gravity influence is also studied.

  8. Temperature, concentration, and frequency dependence of the dielectric constant near the critical point of the binary liquid mixture nitrobenzene-tetradecane.

    PubMed

    Leys, Jan; Losada-Pérez, Patricia; Cordoyiannis, George; Cerdeiriña, Claudio A; Glorieux, Christ; Thoen, Jan

    2010-03-14

    Detailed results are reported for the dielectric constant epsilon as a function of temperature, concentration, and frequency near the upper critical point of the binary liquid mixture nitrobenzene-tetradecane. The data have been analyzed in the context of the recently developed concept of complete scaling. It is shown that the amplitude of the low frequency critical Maxwell-Wagner relaxation (with a relaxation frequency around 10 kHz) along the critical isopleth is consistent with the predictions of a droplet model for the critical fluctuations. The temperature dependence of epsilon in the homogeneous phase can be well described with a combination of a (1-alpha) power law term (with alpha the heat capacity critical exponent) and a linear term in reduced temperature with the Ising value for alpha. For the proper description of the temperature dependence of the difference Deltaepsilon between the two coexisting phases below the critical temperature, it turned out that good fits with the Ising value for the order parameter exponent beta required the addition of a corrections-to-scaling contribution or a linear term in reduced temperature. Good fits to the dielectric diameter epsilon(d) require a (1-alpha) power law term, a 2beta power law term (in the past considered as spurious), and a linear term in reduced temperature, consistent with complete scaling. PMID:20232972

  9. Experimental Investigation of Pool Boiling Heat Transfer Enhancement in Microgravity in the Presence of Electric Fields

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    Herman, Cila

    1996-01-01

    Boiling is an effective mode of heat transfer since high heat flux levels are possible driven by relatively small temperature differences. The high heat transfer coefficients associated with boiling have made the use of these processes increasingly attractive to aerospace engineering. Applications of this type include compact evaporators in the thermal control of aircraft avionics and spacecraft environments, heat pipes, and use of boiling to cool electronic equipment. In spite of its efficiency, cooling based on liquid-vapor phase change processes has not yet found wide application in aerospace engineering due to specific problems associated with the low gravity environment. After a heated surface has reached the superheat required for the initiation of nucleate boiling, bubbles will start forming at nucleation sites along the solid interface by evaporation of the liquid. Bubbles in contact with the wall will continue growing by this mechanism until they detach. In terrestrial conditions, bubble detachment is determined by the competition between body forces (e.g. buoyancy) and surface tension forces that act to anchor the bubble along the three phase contact line. For a given body force potential and a balance of tensions along the three phase contact line, bubbles must reach a critical size before the body force can cause them to detach from the wall. In a low gravity environment the critical bubble size for detachment is much larger than under terrestrial conditions, since buoyancy is a less effective means of bubble removal. Active techniques of heat transfer enhancement in single phase and phase change processes by utilizing electric fields have been the subject of intensive research during recent years. The field of electrohydrodynamics (EHD) deals with the interactions between electric fields, flow fields and temperature fields. Previous studies indicate that in terrestrial applications nucleate boiling heat transfer can be increased by a factor of 50 as compared to values obtained for the same system without electric fields. Imposing an external electric field holds the promise to improve pool boiling heat transfer in low gravity, since a phase separation force other than gravity is introduced. The goal of our research is to experimentally investigate the potential of EHD and the mechanisms responsible for EHD heat transfer enhancement in boiling in low gravity conditions.

  10. Bubble Departure from Metal-Graphite Composite Surfaces and Its Effects on Pool Boiling Heat Transfer

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    Chao, David F.; Sankovic, John M.; Motil, Brian J.; Yang, W-J.; Zhang, Nengli

    2010-01-01

    The formation and growth processes of a bubble in the vicinity of graphite micro-fiber tips on metal-graphite composite boiling surfaces and their effects on boiling behavior are investigated. It is discovered that a large number of micro bubbles are formed first at the micro scratches and cavities on the metal matrix in pool boiling. By virtue of the non-wetting property of graphite, once the growing micro bubbles touch the graphite tips, the micro bubbles are sucked by the tips and merged into larger micro bubbles sitting on the end of the tips. The micro bubbles grow rapidly and coalesce to form macro bubbles, each spanning several tips. The necking process of a detaching macro bubble is analyzed. It is revealed that a liquid jet is produced by sudden break-off of the bubble throat. The composite surfaces not only have higher temperatures in micro- and macrolayers but also make higher frequency of the bubble departure, which increase the average heat fluxes in both the bubble growth stage and in the bubble departure period. Based on these analyses, the enhancement mechanism of pool boiling heat transfer on composite surfaces is clearly revealed.

  11. Lateral Motion and Departure of Vapor Bubbles in Nucleate Pool Boiling on Thin Wires in Microgravity

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    Zhao, J. F.; Wan, S. X.; Liu, G.; Li, Z. D.; Lu, Y. H.; Yan, N.

    A space experiment on bubble behavior and heat transfer in subcooled pool boiling phenomenon has been performed utilizing the temperature-controlled pool boiling (TCPB) device both in normal gravity in the laboratory and in microgravity aboard the 22nd Chinese recoverable satellite. The fluid is R113 at 0.lMPa and subcooled by 26°C nominally. A thin platinum wire of 60µm in diameter and 30mm in length is simultaneously used as heater and thermometer. Only the lateral motion and the departure of discrete vapor bubbles in nucleate pool boiling are reported and analyzed in the present paper. A scale analysis on the Marangoni convection surrounding a bubble in the process of subcooled nucleate pool boiling leads to formulas of the characteristic velocity of the lateral motion and its observability. The predictions consist with the experimental observations. Considering the Marangoni effect, a new qualitative model is proposed to reveal the mechanism underlying the bubble departure processes and a quantitative agreement can also be acquired.

  12. Acoustic field interaction with a boiling system under terrestrial gravity and microgravity.

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    Sitter, J S; Snyder, T J; Chung, J N; Marston, P L

    1998-11-01

    Pool boiling experiments from a platinum wire heater in FC-72 liquid were conducted under terrestrial and microgravity conditions, both with and without the presence of a high-intensity acoustic standing wave within the fluid. The purpose of this research was to study the interaction between an acoustic field and a pool boiling system in normal gravity and microgravity. The absence of buoyancy in microgravity complicates the process of boiling. The acoustic force on a vapor bubble generated from a heated wire in a standing wave was shown to be able to play the role of buoyancy in microgravity. The microgravity environment was achieved with 0.6 and 2.1-s drop towers. The sound was transmitted through the fluid medium by means of a half wavelength sonic transducer driven at 10.18 kHz. At high enough acoustic pressure amplitudes cavitation and streaming began playing an important role in vapor bubble dynamics and heat transfer. Several different fixed heat fluxes were chosen for the microgravity experiment and the effects of acoustics on the surface temperature of the heater were recorded and the vapor bubble movement was filmed. Video images of the pool boiling processes and heat transfer data are presented. PMID:9821335

  13. Measurements of the electric field of zero-point optical phonons in GaAs quantum wells support the Urbach rule for zero-temperature lifetime broadening.

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    Bhattacharya, Rupak; Mondal, Richarj; Khatua, Pradip; Rudra, Alok; Kapon, Eli; Malzer, Stefan; Döhler, Gottfried; Pal, Bipul; Bansal, Bhavtosh

    2015-01-30

    We study a specific type of lifetime broadening resulting in the well-known exponential "Urbach tail" density of states within the energy gap of an insulator. After establishing the frequency and temperature dependence of the Urbach edge in GaAs quantum wells, we show that the broadening due to the zero-point optical phonons is the fundamental limit to the Urbach slope in high-quality samples. In rough analogy with Welton's heuristic interpretation of the Lamb shift, the zero-temperature contribution to the Urbach slope can be thought of as arising from the electric field of the zero-point longitudinal-optical phonons. The value of this electric field is experimentally measured to be 3??kV?cm-1, in excellent agreement with the theoretical estimate. PMID:25679907

  14. Measurements of the Electric Field of Zero-Point Optical Phonons in GaAs Quantum Wells Support the Urbach Rule for Zero-Temperature Lifetime Broadening

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    Bhattacharya, Rupak; Mondal, Richarj; Khatua, Pradip; Rudra, Alok; Kapon, Eli; Malzer, Stefan; Döhler, Gottfried; Pal, Bipul; Bansal, Bhavtosh

    2015-01-01

    We study a specific type of lifetime broadening resulting in the well-known exponential "Urbach tail" density of states within the energy gap of an insulator. After establishing the frequency and temperature dependence of the Urbach edge in GaAs quantum wells, we show that the broadening due to the zero-point optical phonons is the fundamental limit to the Urbach slope in high-quality samples. In rough analogy with Welton's heuristic interpretation of the Lamb shift, the zero-temperature contribution to the Urbach slope can be thought of as arising from the electric field of the zero-point longitudinal-optical phonons. The value of this electric field is experimentally measured to be 3 kV cm-1 , in excellent agreement with the theoretical estimate.

  15. Geothermal point sources identified in a fumarolic ice cave on Erebus volcano, Antarctica using fiber optic distributed temperature sensing

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    Curtis, Aaron; Kyle, Philip

    2011-08-01

    Degassing of CO2 on the flanks of the active Erebus volcano is thought to occur mainly through fumarolic ice caves (FIC) and associated fumarolic ice towers. There is also minor CO2 degassing from isolated areas of warm ground. The mechanism supplying heat and CO2 gas into the FIC is poorly understood. To investigate this system, a fiber optic distributed temperature sensing (DTS) system was deployed in a FIC to obtain temperature measurements every meter. The DTS data reveal that localized gas vents (GV) supply heat to the FIC air mass and are an important component of the FIC microclimate. FIC temperature is anti-correlated with local atmospheric pressure, indicating barometric pumping of the GV. These results enable the use of FIC temperature as a proxy for flank degassing rate on Erebus, and represent the first application of DTS for monitoring an active volcano.

  16. Improving low temperature properties of synthetic diesel fuels derived from oil shale. Alternative fuels utilization program

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    Frankenfeld, J.W.; Taylor, W.F.

    1980-11-01

    The ability of additives to improve the cold flow properties of shale oil derived fuels boiling in the diesel fuel range was evaluated. Because a commercial shale oil industry did not exist to provide actual samples of finished fuels, a representative range of hydroprocessed shale oil fractions was prepared for use in the additive testing work. Crude oil shale from Occidental Shale Company was fractionated to give three liquids in the diesel fuel boiling range. The initial boiling point in each case was 325/sup 0/F (163/sup 0/C). The final boiling points were 640/sup 0/F (338/sup 0/C), 670/sup 0/F (354/sup 0/C) and 700/sup 0/F (371/sup 0/F). Each fraction was hydrotreated to three different severities (800, 1200 and 1500 psi total pressure) over a Shell 324 nickel molybdate on alumina catalyst at 710 to 750/sup 0/F to afford 9 different model fuels. A variety of commercial and experimental additives were evaluated as cold flow improvers in the model fuels at treat levels of 0.04 to 0.4 wt %. Both the standard pour point test (ASTM D97) and a more severe low temperature flow test (LTFT) were employed. Reductions in pour points of up to 70/sup 0/F and improvements in LTFT temperatures up to 16/sup 0/F were achieved. It is concluded that flow improver additives can play an important role in improving the cold flow properties of future synthetic fuels of the diesel type derived from oil shale.

  17. Rotational CARS application to simultaneous and multiple-point temperature and concentration determination in a turbulent flow

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    Snow, J. B.; Murphy, D. V.; Chang, R. K.

    1983-01-01

    Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) from the pure rotational Raman lines of N2 is employed to measure the instantaneous (approximately 10 ns) rotational temperature of N2 gas at room temperature and below with good spatial resolution (0.2 x 0.2 x 3.0 cu mm). A broad bandwidth dye laser is used to obtain the entire rotational spectrum from a single laser pulse; the CARS signal is then dispersed by a spectrograph and recorded on an optical multichannel analyzer. A best fit temperature is found in several seconds with the aid of a computer for each experimental spectrum by a least squares comparison with calculated spectra. The model used to calculate the theoretical spectra incorporates the temperature and pressure dependence of the pressure-broadened rotational Raman lines, includes the nonresonant background susceptibility, and assumes that the pump laser has a finite linewidth. Temperatures are fit to experimental spectra recorded over the temperature range of 135 to 296 K, and over the pressure range of .13 to 15.3 atm.

  18. BASIC EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF BOILING FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER AT ELEVATED PRESSURES. Monthly Progress Report, December 1962

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    Matzner

    1962-01-01

    Twenty-four instrumented burnout points and one intentional physical ; burnout run are reported for a composite tubular geometry (inner heater tube M = ; 1.478 in. outer heater tube OD = 2.085 in., housing tube ID = 2.90 in. and heated ; length = 77 in.) with vertical upflow of boiling water at 1000 psia. The ranges ; of variables

  19. Ultrahigh critical heat flux (CHF) for subcooled water flow boiling—II: high-CHF database and design equations

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    David D. Hall; Issam Mudawar

    1999-01-01

    A high-CHF (critical heat flux) database for subcooled flow boiling of water in tubes was compiled from the world literature. The bulk of the database is for high mass velocity flow (G ?5000 kg m?2 s?1) in small diameter tubes (D ? 3 mm) . Over half of the 1596 valid data points in the database had CHF values in

  20. Analytical study of nuclear-coupled density-wave instability in a natural circulation pressure tube type boiling water reactor

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    A. K. Nayak; P. K. Vijayan; D. Saha; V. Venkat Raj; Masanori Aritomi

    2000-01-01

    An analytical model has been developed to study the nuclear-coupled density-wave instability in the Indian advanced heavy water reactor (AHWR) which is a natural circulation pressure tube type boiling water reactor. The model considers a point kinetics model for the neutron dynamics and a lumped parameter model for the fuel thermal dynamics along with the conservation equations of mass, momentum