Effect of an electric field on the solidification process of the 3,5-xylenol + naphthalene system

Yoshio Iwai, Norihiro Ito, Kohei Yoshida, Yasuhiko Arai, Hiroshi Itahara

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Abstract

The effect of an electric field on the concentration of impurity in the solid phase for the 3,5xylenol + naphthalene system was experimentally examined by applying a dc electric field in parallel with the solid-liquid interface during solidification. Furthermore, the solidification rate and the flow pattern in the liquid phase were also observed by using a microscope. The concentration of the impurity (naphthalene) in solid 3,5-xylenol was decreased by an electric field. This may be due to the turbulence in the liquid phase induced by the electric field. The impurity near the solid-liquid interface can be removed by the turbulence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3782-3785
Number of pages4
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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