Heat Transfer on Spinning
Heat transfer and
evaporation on the Spinning Disc Reactor (SDR).
Investigating the heating of fluids of various
viscosities on an oil-heated disc in order to
study heating and evaporative rates.
Research has involved the use of an infra-red
camera for thermal imaging of the fluid on the
disc surface and the heating pattern of the disc
resulting from underside heating fluid when no
liquid is flowing on the topside.
Values for the local heat
transfer co-efficients (on each side of the
disc) and the overall heat transfer co-efficient
have been produced, and evidence for nucleate
boiling (or otherwise) has been sought.
These results are to be compared with
evaporative rates from the disc.
For more information please
contact Dr Jon Lee.