The use of drying experiments in the study of the effective thermal conductivity in a solid containing a multicomponent liquid mixture
2012 (English)In: Chemical engineering research & design, ISSN 0263-8762, E-ISSN 1744-3563, Vol. 90, no 11, 1765-1778 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The effective thermal conductivity of a porous solid containing multicomponent liquid mixtures has been studied. To achieve this, the liquid composition, liquid content and temperature distributions have been measured in a cylindrical sample dried by convection from the open upper side and heated by contact with a hot source at the bottom side. A quasi-steady state reached at high source temperatures permits to calculate the total heat flux from temperatures measured on the surface and the gas stream. The simulations performed and compared with experimental data made it possible to estimate the adjusting geometric parameter of Krischer's model for the effective thermal conductivity. The effective thermal conductivity has been widely studied for two-phase systems, mostly with regard to thermal insulation elements. The calculation of this transport parameter includes the contribution to heat transfer of the evaporation–diffusion–condensation mechanism undergone by the multicomponent mixture. The influence of liquid composition and temperature on the thermal conductivity due to the evaporation–diffusion–condensation mechanism and the effective thermal conductivity is described. The results reveal that in this case the resistance to heat transfer seems to correspond to a parallel arrangement between the phases.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 90, no 11, 1765-1778 p.
Diffusion, Evaporation, Heat transfer, Phase equilibrium, Temperature gradient
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-28894DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2012.04.003ISI: 000312431400008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84868354876OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-28894DiVA: diva2:390483
QC 201212142011-01-212011-01-212013-01-18Bibliographically approved