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Publication Citation: Evaporation of a Small Water Droplet Containing an Additive

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Author(s): M D. King; Jiann C. Yang; W. S. Chien; William L. Grosshandler;
Title: Evaporation of a Small Water Droplet Containing an Additive
Published: August 01, 1997
Abstract: An experimental study on the evaporation of a small water droplet containing an additive on a heated, polished stainless-steel surface was performed. Solutions of water containing 30% (w/w) and 60% (w/w) of potassium acetate and sodium iodide were used in the experiments. Surface temperatures used in the experiments ranged from 50 deg C to 100 deg C. The average evaporation rates for the potassium acetate and sodium iodide solutions were found to be lower than that of pure water at a given surface temperature. A simple evaporation model was developed to interpret the experimental results.
Conference: National Heat Transfer Conference. Volume 3
Proceedings: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Location: Baltimore, MD
Dates: August 1, 1997
Keywords: additives; evaporation; water; droplets; heat transfer; mass transfer; physical properties
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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