An experimental study on flow boiling characteristics of pHEMA nano-coated surfaces in a microchannel

Khalili Sadaghiani, Abdolali and Şişman, Yağmur and Özaydın İnce, Gözde and Koşar, Ali (2015) An experimental study on flow boiling characteristics of pHEMA nano-coated surfaces in a microchannel. In: ASME 2016 5th Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, Biopolis, Singapore (Accepted/In Press)

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In this study, the effect of pHEMA (Polyhydroxyethylmethacrylate) nanostructure coated surfaces on flow boiling was investigated in a rectangular microchannel. Experiments were conducted using deionized water as the working fluid to investigate flow boiling in a microchannel with dimensions of 14 cm length, 1.5 cm width, and 500 µm depth. The effect of pHEMA coatings (coated on 1.5 × 1.5 cm2 silicon plates) on heat transfer coefficients and flow patterns was assessed and supported using a high speed camera system. Although the contact angle decreases on nano-coated surfaces, due to surface porosity, boiling heat transfer coefficient increases. Furthermore, visualization results indicated that uncoated surfaces experienced a smaller nucleate boiling region. It was also observed that dryout occurs at higher heat fluxes for coated surfaces.
Item Type: Papers in Conference Proceedings
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP0155-156 Chemical engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ163.12 Mechatronics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Mechatronics
Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Abdolali Khalili Sadaghiani
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2015 13:17
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 09:21

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