Effects of polymer additives on pool boiling phenomena

Yu Min Yang, Jer Ru Maa

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The addition of small amount of soluble polymer makes the boiling behavior significantly different from that of pure water. The polymer additives reduce the tendency of coalescence between vapor bubbles. Consequently, they become smaller in size, larger in number, and tend to stay on the heating surface in a relatively orderly manner. No significant improvement in heat transfer rate caused by the polymer additives was observed in this work; the critical burn out heat flux was reduced slightly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-244
Number of pages8
JournalLetters in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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