Hydrodynamics and Heat Mass Transfer in Two-Phase Dispersed Flows in Pipes or Ducts

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July 2023
210 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-8197-2 (Hardback)
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This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Hydrodynamics and Heat Mass Transfer in Two-Phase Dispersed Flows in Pipes or Ducts that was published in

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Two-phase gas–liquid flows are frequently encountered in the energy, nuclear, chemical, geothermal, oil and gas and refrigeration industries. Two-phase gas–liquid flows can occur in various forms, such as flows transitioning from pure liquid to vapor as a result of external heating, separated flows behind a flow's sudden expansion or constriction, dispersed two-phase flows where the dispersed phase is present in the form of liquid droplets, or gas bubbles in a continuous carrier fluid phase (i.e. gas or liquid). Typically, such flows are turbulent with a considerable interfacial interaction between the carrier fluid and the dispersed phases. The interfacial heat and mass transfer is very important in the modeling of such flows. The variety of flow regimes significantly complicates the theoretical prediction of hydrodynamics of the two-phase flow. It requires the application of numerous hypotheses, assumptions, and approximations. Often, the complexity of flow structures makes it impossible to theoretically describe its behavior, and so empirical data are applied instead. The correct simulation of two-phase gas–liquid flows is of great importance for safety's sake and the prediction of energy equipment elements.

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two-phase flow; annular flow; experimental techniques; annular pipe flow; building drainage; droplet-laden flow; ribbed duct; heat transfer; evaporation; RANS; RSM; annular flow; disturbance waves; ripples; droplet entrainment; experimental methods; flow boiling; critical heat flux; heat transfer enhancement; high reduced pressure; mini-channel; vortex reactor; complex vortex; vortex flow modeling; phase boundary; immiscible liquids; free surface; droplet; biphilic surface; evaporation; sessile; pendant; heat and mass transfer; inclined pipe; bubbles; coalescence; bubble velocity; chain of bubbles; droplet impact; spreading; superhydrophobicity; superhydrophilicity; wettability; water droplet; laser ablation; HW CVD; bubble column reactor; bubbly flow; polydisperse media; numerical simulation; Euler–Euler approach; discrete bubble size distribution function; hydrophobic; fluoropolymer; oil–water separation; stainless steel mesh; superhydrophobic; rising bubbles; path instability; wall effect; bouncing bubbles; n/a