Direct-contact heat-transfer characteristics between a melted alloy and water

I. Kinoshita*, Y. Nishi, M. Furuya

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As a candidate for an innovative system generator for fast-breeder reactors, a heat exchanger with direct-contact heat transfer between a melted alloy and water was proposed. In this study, the effect of pressure on the heat-transfer characteristics and the required degree of superheating of the melted alloy above water-saturation temperatures are evaluated during the direct-contact heat-transfer experiment by injecting water into Wood's alloy. As a result of the experiment, the product of the degree of Wood's alloy superheating above the water-saturation temperature and the depth of the feed-water injection point is constant for each pressure. This constant increases as the pressure rises.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-407
Number of pages11
JournalHeat Transfer - Japanese Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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