The homogeneous nucleation of bubbles in superheated binary liquid mixtures

Authors

  • Bruce S. Holden,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, New York 13676
    Current affiliation:
    1. Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan 48640
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  • Joseph L. Katz

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, New York 13676
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, New York 13676
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Abstract

It is shown how to apply homogeneous nucleation theory to predict the limits of superheat of multicomponent liquid mixtures. Measurements of such limits for n-pentane-n-hexane, n-hexane-cyclohexane, benzene-cyclohexane, and benzene-n-hexane mixtures as a function of composition are presented and compared with theory.

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