The Transient Hot Wire method is well established as the most accurate, reliable and robust technique for evaluating the thermal conductivity of fluids and solids [3, 12, 14, 15, 18]. Unfortunately its direct application to dual-phase systems such as solid suspensions in fluids or porous media cannot be supported by the very principles and methodology underlying this method. The derivation of possible ways of rendering the transient hot wire method to dual-phase applications including the development of validity criteria for such applications is proposed and discussed.

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