A series of direct contact condensation tests of mixture of saturated steam and nitrogen has been carried out in a subcooled pool of water. Nitrogen is used as the noncondensable gas. A mixture of nitrogen and steam is discharged into the subcooled water pool through a vertical nozzle. The apparatus is equipped with appropriate instruments and flow visualization. Pre-heaters and super-heaters are used to heat up nitrogen and steam before they are mixed. Tests have been preformed with variations of the liquid temperature, system pressure, nozzle size and the concentration of noncondensable gas. Images of bubble behaviors are captured with high speed video camera and downloaded into a PC in digital format. Information on bubble size variation and formation frequency is obtained from the image analysis. Detaching bubble size, surface area and frequency are correlated with the various dimensionless numbers.

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