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Infrared thermometry study of nanofluid pool boiling phenomena.

Gerardi C, Buongiorno J, Hu LW, McKrell T - Nanoscale Res Lett (2011)

Bottom Line: The bubble departure frequency and NSD were found to be lower in nanofluids compared with water for the same wall superheat.Furthermore, it was found that a porous layer of nanoparticles built up on the heater surface during nucleate boiling, which improved surface wettability compared with the water-boiled surfaces.Using the prevalent nucleate boiling models, it was possible to correlate this improved surface wettability to the experimentally observed reductions in the bubble departure frequency, NSD, and ultimately to the deterioration in the nucleate boiling heat transfer and the CHF enhancement.

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Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave,, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA. jacopo@mit.edu.

ABSTRACT
Infrared thermometry was used to obtain first-of-a-kind, time- and space-resolved data for pool boiling phenomena in water-based nanofluids with diamond and silica nanoparticles at low concentration (<0.1 vol.%). In addition to macroscopic parameters like the average heat transfer coefficient and critical heat flux [CHF] value, more fundamental parameters such as the bubble departure diameter and frequency, growth and wait times, and nucleation site density [NSD] were directly measured for a thin, resistively heated, indium-tin-oxide surface deposited onto a sapphire substrate. Consistent with other nanofluid studies, the nanoparticles caused deterioration in the nucleate boiling heat transfer (by as much as 50%) and an increase in the CHF (by as much as 100%). The bubble departure frequency and NSD were found to be lower in nanofluids compared with water for the same wall superheat. Furthermore, it was found that a porous layer of nanoparticles built up on the heater surface during nucleate boiling, which improved surface wettability compared with the water-boiled surfaces. Using the prevalent nucleate boiling models, it was possible to correlate this improved surface wettability to the experimentally observed reductions in the bubble departure frequency, NSD, and ultimately to the deterioration in the nucleate boiling heat transfer and the CHF enhancement.

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MIT pool boiling facility with infrared thermometry.
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Figure 1: MIT pool boiling facility with infrared thermometry.

Mentions: The experiments were conducted at saturation at atmospheric pressure in the facility shown in Figure 1. A 0.7-μm-thick film made of indium-tin-oxide [ITO] was resistively heated. Boiling occurred on the upward facing side of this film which had an exposed area of 30 × 10 mm2. The ITO was vacuum-deposited onto a 0.4-mm-thick sapphire substrate and connected to a direct current power supply to control the heat flux at the surface. The cell accommodating the test fluid was sealed, included a condenser, and was surrounded by a constant-temperature water bath to maintain a constant test fluid temperature by minimizing heat losses to the ambient.


Infrared thermometry study of nanofluid pool boiling phenomena.

Gerardi C, Buongiorno J, Hu LW, McKrell T - Nanoscale Res Lett (2011)

MIT pool boiling facility with infrared thermometry.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3211291&req=5

Figure 1: MIT pool boiling facility with infrared thermometry.
Mentions: The experiments were conducted at saturation at atmospheric pressure in the facility shown in Figure 1. A 0.7-μm-thick film made of indium-tin-oxide [ITO] was resistively heated. Boiling occurred on the upward facing side of this film which had an exposed area of 30 × 10 mm2. The ITO was vacuum-deposited onto a 0.4-mm-thick sapphire substrate and connected to a direct current power supply to control the heat flux at the surface. The cell accommodating the test fluid was sealed, included a condenser, and was surrounded by a constant-temperature water bath to maintain a constant test fluid temperature by minimizing heat losses to the ambient.

Bottom Line: The bubble departure frequency and NSD were found to be lower in nanofluids compared with water for the same wall superheat.Furthermore, it was found that a porous layer of nanoparticles built up on the heater surface during nucleate boiling, which improved surface wettability compared with the water-boiled surfaces.Using the prevalent nucleate boiling models, it was possible to correlate this improved surface wettability to the experimentally observed reductions in the bubble departure frequency, NSD, and ultimately to the deterioration in the nucleate boiling heat transfer and the CHF enhancement.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave,, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA. jacopo@mit.edu.

ABSTRACT
Infrared thermometry was used to obtain first-of-a-kind, time- and space-resolved data for pool boiling phenomena in water-based nanofluids with diamond and silica nanoparticles at low concentration (<0.1 vol.%). In addition to macroscopic parameters like the average heat transfer coefficient and critical heat flux [CHF] value, more fundamental parameters such as the bubble departure diameter and frequency, growth and wait times, and nucleation site density [NSD] were directly measured for a thin, resistively heated, indium-tin-oxide surface deposited onto a sapphire substrate. Consistent with other nanofluid studies, the nanoparticles caused deterioration in the nucleate boiling heat transfer (by as much as 50%) and an increase in the CHF (by as much as 100%). The bubble departure frequency and NSD were found to be lower in nanofluids compared with water for the same wall superheat. Furthermore, it was found that a porous layer of nanoparticles built up on the heater surface during nucleate boiling, which improved surface wettability compared with the water-boiled surfaces. Using the prevalent nucleate boiling models, it was possible to correlate this improved surface wettability to the experimentally observed reductions in the bubble departure frequency, NSD, and ultimately to the deterioration in the nucleate boiling heat transfer and the CHF enhancement.

No MeSH data available.


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