The effect of subcooling and length of hydrophobic-spot periphery on nucleate pool boiling heat transfer from TiO2-coated surface with and without PTFE (polyetatafluoroethylene) hydrophobic circle spots at intermediate heat flux has been examined. The experiments are performed with liquid subcooling ranging from 0-20 K and heat transfer block used were TiO2-coated copper block with a PTFE hydrophobic circle spot with various diameters with total area of PTFE being constant. Bubble nucleation and behavior were observed by using high-speed camera. The results showed that the heat transfer performance of surfaces with PTFE hydrophobic circle spot is better than superhydrophilic surface in overall condition. Furthermore, the heat transfer performance decreases under subcooled condition for all surfaces. Increase in peripheral length of hydrophobic-spot enhances the heat transfer performance.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Materials Science(all)
- Engineering (miscellaneous)