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Reference Correlations for the Thermal Conductivity of 13 Inorganic Molten Salts



Ch. D. Chliatzou, Marc J. Assael, K.D. Antoniadis, Marcia L. Huber, William A. Wakeham


The available experimental data for the thermal conductivity of the inorganic molten salts (KNO3, LiNO3, NaNO3, KBr, NaBr, RbBr, CsCl, KCl, LiCl, NaCl, RbCl, NaI, and RbI), have been critically examined with the intention of establishing thermal conductivity reference correlations. All experimental data have been categorized into primary and secondary data according to the quality of measurement specified by a series of criteria. The proposed standard reference correlations for the thermal conductivity of molten KNO3, LiNO3, NaNO3, KBr, NaBr, RbBr, CsCl, KCl, LiCl, NaCl, RbCl, NaI, and RbI are respectively characterized by estimated uncertainties of 15, 7, 7, 15, 15, 15, 10, 17, 17, 20, 17, 17 and 20% at the 95% confidence level.
J. Phys. & Chem. Ref. Data (JPCRD) -


molten salts, reference correlation, thermal conductivity
Created September 19, 2018, Updated November 14, 2018