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Title: Flow boiling heat transfer of a non-azeotropic mixture inside a single microchannel
Authors: Del Col, D
Azzolin, M
Bortolin, S
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Keywords: Microchannels;Flow boiling;Non-azeotropic mixture;Heat transfer
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: BruneL University London
Citation: 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabani
Series/Report no.: ID 160
Abstract: This study moves from the need to study flow boiling of zeotropic mixture in microchannels. In the recent years much attention has been paid to the possible use of fluorinated propene isomers for the substitution of high-GWP refrigerants. The available HFOs (hydrofluoroolefins) cannot cover all the air-conditioning, heat pump, and refrigeration systems when used as pure fluids because their thermodynamic properties are not suitable for all operating conditions and therefore some solutions may be found using blends of refrigerants, to satisfy the demand for a wide range of working conditions. In the present paper a mixture of R1234ze(E) and R32 (0.5/0.5 by mass) has been studied. The local heat transfer coefficient during flow boiling of this mixture in a single microchannel with 0.96 mm diameter is measured at a pressure of 14 bar, which corresponds to a bubble temperature of 26.3°C. The flow boiling data taken in the present test section are discussed, with particular regard to the effect of heat flux, mass velocity and vapor quality. The heat transfer coefficients are compared against some predicting models available in the literature. Furthermore, the new experimental data are compared to flow boiling data of pure R1234ze(E) and pure R32 to analyze the heat transfer penalization due to the mass transfer resistance of this zeotropic mixture.
Description: This paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
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