Condensation

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Condensation occurs when a saturated or superheated vapor – pure or multi-component – comes into contact with an object, such as a wall or other contaminant, that has a temperature below the saturation temperature.

Heterogeneous and homogeneous condensation, and Phase diagrams for condensation of binary vapor.

8.2.1 Dropwise Condensation Formation Theories 8.2.2 Critical Droplet Radius for Spontaneous Growth and Destruction 8.2.3 Thermal Resistances in the Condensation Processes Resistance in the Vapor Interfacial Resistance Resistance Due to the Capillary Depression of the Equilibrium Saturation Temperature Resistance Due to Conduction through the Droplet 8.2.4 Heat Transfer Coefficient for Dropwise Condensation

8.3.1 Regimes of Filmwise Condensation 8.3.2 Modeling for Laminar Film Condensation of a Binary Vapor Mixture 8.3.3 Filmwise Condensation in a Stagnant Pure Vapor Reservoir Laminar Flow Regime Wavy Condensate Regime Turbulent Film Regime 8.3.4 Effects of Vapor Motion Laminar Condensate Flow Turbulent Condensate Flow 8.3.5 Turbulent Film Condensation 8.3.6 Other Filmwise Condensation Configurations 8.3.7 Effects of Noncondensable Gas 8.3.8 Flooding or Entrainment Limit

8.4.1 Condensation in a Tube with Suction at the Porous Wall 8.4.2 Annular Condensation Heat Transfer in a Microgravity Environment 8.4.3 Condensation Removal by a Centrifugal Field via a Rotating Disk 8.4.4 Condensation by Capillary Action in a Heat Pipe Vapor Space Wick Wall Boundary Conditions Initial Conditions

8.5.1 Overview 8.5.2 Gravity-Dominated Film Condensation on an Inclined Wall 8.5.3 Effect of Surface Tension on Condensation in Porous Media


, dropwise condensation, vertical plate, cylinder and sphere, nongravitational condensate removal, and film condensation in porous media.