Explosive boiling?

Michiel Antonius Jacobus van Limbeek, H.E. Lhuissier, Andrea Prosperetti, Chao Sun, Detlef Lohse

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Abstract

A liquid drop immersed into a host liquid can be strongly superheated before nucleation of the first vapour bubble occurs. A millimetre-size water drop indeed survives several minutes at T = 170–190 °C at ambient pressure into sunflower or silicon oil. When nucleation eventually occurs, the drop may boil explosively, as shown in Figure 1 with sunflower oil as the host liquid. In this case the bubble growth is only limited by the diffusion of heat and the whole drop vaporises within milliseconds.
Original languageEnglish
Article number091102
Pages (from-to)091102-1-091102--2
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics of fluids
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • IR-89961
  • METIS-297488

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    van Limbeek, M. A. J., Lhuissier, H. E., Prosperetti, A., Sun, C., & Lohse, D. (2013). Explosive boiling? Physics of fluids, 25(9), 091102-1-091102--2. [091102]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4820014