Prediction of film boiling heat transfer coefficients for binary mixtures

Ming Huei Liu, Yu Min Yang, Jer Ru Maa

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Film boiling of binary liquid mixtures may be significantly different from that of single-component liquids due to the mass diffusion effect. A theoretical analysis is performed to outline the effects of mass diffusion phenomena on film boiling heat transfer process from a horizontal cylinder heating surface to the binary liquid mixtures of ethylene oxide/water and ethanol/benzene over whole range of compositions. These two binary systems are chosen for illustrating the strong and weak mass diffusion effects, respectively, on film boiling. Furthermore, a simple correlation for predicting heat transfer coefficient is proposed to demonstrate the idea that the dimensionless F factor can satisfactorily account for the mass diffusion effect on film boiling heat transfer of binary mixtures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-269
Number of pages9
JournalHeat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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