Characteristics for Nanofluid Droplet Evaporation on Heated Surface at Boiling Temperature of Base Liquid

비등점의 가열 표면에서 나노유체 액적의 증발 특성

  • Received : 2015.11.01
  • Accepted : 2015.11.28
  • Published : 2015.12.31


This study aims to experimentally investigate the evaporation characteristics of nanofluid droplet on heated surface at boiling temperature of DI-water. In particular, textured surface was used to examine the effect of wettability on evaporation. At the initial stage of evaporation process, dynamic contact angle (DCA) of nanofluid droplet with 0.01 vol.% concentration on textured surface rapidly increased over its equilibrium contact angle by generated large bubble inside the droplet due to lower wettability. However, contact angle of nanofluid droplet with higher concentration on textured surface decreased with surface tension. In addition, total evaporation time of droplet on textured surface was considerably delayed due to reduction of contact area between droplet and solid surface. Thus, evaporation characteristics were highly affected by the nanofluid concentration and surface wettability.


Nanofluid;Droplet;Evaporation;Heated surface;Boiling temperature


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