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Coatings 2015, 5(2), 186-194; doi:10.3390/coatings5020186

Effects of Bell Speed and Flow Rate on Evaporation of Water Spray from a Rotary Bell Atomizer

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Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
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Automotive Research and Development Center, Materials Engineering Department, FCA Canada Inc., 3939 Rhodes Drive, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N8W 5B5
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Academic Editor: Nelson K. Akafuah
Received: 2 February 2015 / Revised: 13 April 2015 / Accepted: 16 April 2015 / Published: 29 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovative Coatings for Automotive Industry)
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A phase doppler anemometer (PDA) was used to determine the effects of evaporation on water spray for three rotary bell atomizer operational variable parameters: shaping air, bell speed and liquid flow. Shaping air was set at either 200 standard liters per minute (L/min) or 300 L/min, bell speed was set to 30, 40 or 50 thousand rotations per minute (krpm) and water flow rate was varied between 100, 200 or 300 cubic centimeters per minute (cm3/min). The total evaporation between 22.5 and 37.5 cm from the atomizer (cm3/s) was calculated for all the combinations of those variables. Evaporation rate increased with higher flow rate and bell speed but no statistically significant effects were obtained for variable shaping air on interactions between parameters. View Full-Text
Keywords: phase doppler anemometer (PDA); paint spray; evaporation; bell speed; flow rate; design of experiments phase doppler anemometer (PDA); paint spray; evaporation; bell speed; flow rate; design of experiments
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Ray, R.; Henshaw, P.; Biswas, N.; Sak, C. Effects of Bell Speed and Flow Rate on Evaporation of Water Spray from a Rotary Bell Atomizer. Coatings 2015, 5, 186-194.

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