Experiments on direct-contact heat exchange between molten metal and water for steam production were conducted. These experiments involved the injection of water into molten lead-bismuth eutectic for heat transfer measurements in a 1-D geometry. Based on the initial results of the experiments, the effects of the water flow rate and the molten metal superheat (temperature difference between molten metal and saturated water) on the volumetric heat transfer coefficient were discussed.
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Direct Contact Heat Exchange Interfacial Phenomena for Liquid Metal Reactors: Part I — Heat Transfer
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Cho, DH, Page, RJ, Hurtault, D, Abdulla, S, Liu, X, Anderson, MH, Bonazza, R, & Corradini, ML. "Direct Contact Heat Exchange Interfacial Phenomena for Liquid Metal Reactors: Part I — Heat Transfer." Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Volume 3. Arlington, Virginia, USA. April 14–18, 2002. pp. 613-619. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE10-22381
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