Theoretical criteria for homogeneous flash boiling atomization

Yahav Moshkovich, Yeshayahou Levy, Eran Sher

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Abstract

When a liquid at a high pressure is driven out through an orifice to below its saturation pressure, flash-boiling of the homogeneous nucleation type may occur, resulting in high quality liquid atomization. This is one of the most effective means of generating a fine and narrow-dispersed spray. The occurrence of flash boiling atomization involves kinetic stability problems that are characterized by two criteria that include a minimal initial liquid temperature and a minimal rate of pressure drop. In this work, we analyze, and suggest analytical expressions for these two criteria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-475
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Volume206
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes

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