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Heat Transfer Measurement in a Three-Phase Direct-Contact Condenser under Flooding Conditions

Mahood, HB, Campbell, AN, Sharif, AO and Thorpe, RB (2016) Heat Transfer Measurement in a Three-Phase Direct-Contact Condenser under Flooding Conditions Applied Thermal Engineering.

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The transient temperature distribution and volumetric heat transfer coefficient during the 16 inception of flooding in a three-phase bubble type direct contact condenser have been 17 experimentally investigated. The flooding mechanism and the factors affecting the onset of 18 flooding of the three-phase direct contact column are not considered. A short Perspex column 19 of 70 cm total height and 4 cm internal diameter utilising two immiscible fluids was studied. 20 Pentane vapour with initial temperatures of 40°C, 43.5°C and 47.5℃ was the dispersed phase 21 and tap water at a constant temperature (19℃) was the continuous phase. Only 48 cm of the 22 column was used as the active height and different mass flow rates of both phases were used. 23 The experimental results showed that the instantaneous temperature distribution along the 24 direct contact column tends to be uniform when the direct contact column is working under 25 flooding conditions. Furthermore, the volumetric heat transfer coefficient increases as the 26 dispersed mass flow rate is increased towards the flooding limit and remains constant along 27 the column height. In addition, the dispersed phase mass flow rate that leads to flooding 28 increased with increasing mass flow rate of the continuous phase. The initial temperature of 29 the dispersed phase did not have a considerable effect on the flooding inception limit under 30 the present experimental conditions

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
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Date : 1 February 2016
Additional Information : © 2016. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 08 Dec 2015 10:02
Last Modified : 08 Dec 2015 10:02

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