JSME International Journal Series B Fluids and Thermal Engineering
Online ISSN : 1347-5371
Print ISSN : 1340-8054
ISSN-L : 1340-8054
Heat Transfer in Nucleate Boiling of Binary Mixtures : Development of a Heat Transfer Correlation
Yasunobu FUJITAMasayuki TSUTSUI
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1997 Volume 40 Issue 1 Pages 134-141


Heat transfer coefficients in nucleate pool boiling of five binary mixtures were measured under atmospheric pressure on an upward-facing heated surface for a wide range of heat flux from about 15 percent of the critical heat flux to close to it. Mixtures were : methanol / water, ethanol / water, methanol / ethanol, tehanol / n-butanol, and methanol / benzene. As has been observed in many previous experiments, heat transfer coefficients of mixtures were reduced in comparison with interpolated values between their constituent components. This reduction was a function of the mixture composition and became more pronounced with an increase in heat flux. To provide a simpler and more reliable prediction of heat transfer coefficients of mixtures, Thome correlation was modified so as to include the effect of heat flux in a dimensionless form. A newly developed correlation in this way was verified to predict heat transfer coefficients for the present five mixtures well within ±20 percent accuracy lines.

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