Chemical Engineering Communications
Heat transfer enhancement in an evaporating thin liquid film utilizing a electric field under isothermal interfacial condition is presented. A new mathematical model subjected to van der Waals attractive forces, capillary pressure, and an electric field is developed to describe the heat transfer enhancement in the evaporating thin liquid film. The effect of the electrostatic field on the curvature of the thin film, evaporative flux, pressure gradient distribution, heat flux, and heat transfer coefficient in the thin film is presented. The results show that applying an electric field can enhance heat transfer in a thin liquid film significantly. in addition, utilizing electric fields on the evaporating film will be a way to expand the extended meniscus region to attain high heat transfer coefficients and high rates of heat flux.
Gorla, Rama Subba Reddy; Gatica, Jorge E.; Ghorashi, Bahman; Ineure, Pijarn; and Byrd, Larry W., "Heat Transfer in a Thin Liquid Film in the Presence of an Electric Field" (2004). Chemical & Biomedical Engineering Faculty Publications. 47.
Gorla, R., Gatica, J. E., Ghorashi, B., Ineure, P., & Byrd, L. W. (2004). HEAT TRANSFER IN A THIN LIQUID FILM IN THE PRESENCE OF AN ELECTRIC FIELD. Chemical Engineering Communications, 191(5), 718-731.
This is an Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Chemical Engineering Communications May 2004, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00986440490276038