High pressure droplet vaporization; effects of liquid-phase gas solubility

H. Jia, G. Gogos

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Numerical results are presented for an n-hexane droplet initially at 300 K evaporating into nitrogen, for ambient pressures, Px, 1-100 atm and ambient temperatures, Tx, 500-1500 K. At low Px (<30 atm), droplet lifetimes predicted with or without liquid-phase gas solubility are very close. At high Px, the model neglecting solubility either underestimates the droplet lifetime (low Tx) or breaks down by failing to predict vapor-liquid equilibria (high Tx). At high enough Px, heat-up is extremely important throughout the entire droplet lifetime. In a fuel rich environment, relatively low Tx, and high Tx, substantial condensation occurs before the onset of vaporization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4419-4431
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number18
StatePublished - Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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