Title

Augmented Boiling Heat Transfer on the Wetting-Modified Three Dimensionally-Interconnected Alumina Nano Porous Surfaces in Aqueous Polymeric Surfactants

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Pool boiling in an aqueous surfactant solution is one of efficient approaches to increase pool boiling performance in nucleate boiling regime since additive polymer surfactants modify interfacial wetting properties between heating surface and fluids. Enhanced wetting increases bubble departure frequency and prevents bubble coalescence. Most pool boiling tests in aqueous surfactant solutions have been carried out on non-porous surfaces (plain surfaces) and heat transfer performances reported were not drastic. In this study, the Alumina Sponge-like Nano Porous Surface (ASNPS) was used as a heating surface in aqueous SDS solutions. The ASNPS’s surface wetting was modified with a hydrophobic Self-Assembly Monolayer (SAM) coating. The wetting-modified ASNPS shows substantial increase in active nucleation sites through three-dimensionally interconnected porous network. Eventually, significant heat transfer enhancement (7.3 times) is achieved due to the combined effects.

For bubble motion characterization associated with surfactants, various approaches have been made using Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Static Water Contact Angle (SWCA) measurements, and high speed image analysis of liquid impingement.

Disciplines

Heat Transfer, Combustion | Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Metallurgy | Nuclear Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy

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