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Two-Phase Heat Transfer

By
Mirza Mohammed Shah
Mirza Mohammed Shah
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ISBN:
9781119618614
No. of Pages:
388
Publisher:
ASME-Wiley
Publication date:
2021

Boiling of subcooled liquids can occur if the heating surface temperature exceeds the saturation temperature. Heat transfer coefficients in subcooled boiling are considerably higher than in single-phase convection. Many heat exchangers operate exclusively in the subcooled regime. A notable example is the steam generator of pressurized water nuclear reactor (PWR) for power generation. Newer PWR reactors also operate with subcooled boiling. More commonly, subcooled boiling occurs in part of the heat exchanger near the entrance and saturated boiling in the rest of the heat exchanger.

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