Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ILASS2017 - 28th European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems

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Analytical / Computational Approach to Liquid Spray Heating and Vaporization at Supercritical Pressures
Albert Jorda Juanos, William A Sirignano

Last modified: 18-07-2017


Our findings from two areas of background research will define an approach to the study of liquid spray heating andvaporization in gases at supercritical pressure: (i) vaporizing droplets at supercritical pressure and (ii) supercritical combustion in simple configurations, e.g., counterflow. The a priori conclusion that only one phase exists at super- critical pressure is based on false “lore” and not physical law. The question about the phases must be left open until the analysis reaches a conclusion; a proper approach will be defined. Proper equations of state for density and en- thalpy and the determination of phase equilibrium, liquid composition due to dissolved gas, energy of vaporization, surface tension, and transport properties for high pressures will be discussed. The case of an isolated droplet will be reviewed and origin of the transcritical concept will be explained. A counterflow spray configuration at pressures above the liquid critical pressure will be analyzed. The concept of shifting phase equilibrium will be applied as the droplets in the spray heat. Hydrocarbon liquids and oxidizing gaseous environments will be studied. Differences between real fluids and ideal fluids at high pressures will be emphasized. Proper rules for gaseous mixtures andliquid solutions will be discussed.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ILASS2017.2017.4615

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