Réduction de l’énergie de pompage de liquide par revêtement de surface nanométrique

Translated title of the contribution: Reduction of liquid pumping power by nanoscale surface coating

Mun Ku Kang, Jae Won Lee, Yong Tae Kang

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The objective of the present study is to reduce the liquid pumping power by controlling the contact angle of the riser surface with the nanoscale surface treatment. The efficiency of a bubble pump is examined depending on the size of the riser, submersion ratio, gas inlet flow rate, and contact angle variations by nanoscale surface coating between 23.7° and 153.8°. By the nanoscale surface coating, the efficiency is improved by 22.5%, 25%, and 18%, respectively, for the 11 mm, 8 mm, and 5 mm risers compared to the uncoated surface. However, the superhydrophobic surface with a contact angle of 153.8° shows a lower efficiency compared to other surfaces due to the reversed liquid vibration flow. The highest efficiency of the liquid pumping power is obtained at the contact angle of 90.3°. An experimental correlation for the dimensionless volumetric liquid flow rate is developed with an error band of ±20%.

Translated title of the contributionReduction of liquid pumping power by nanoscale surface coating
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)8-17
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Technology Innovation Program (Grant No. 10052926 ) and the Human Resources Development of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) grant funded by the (No. 20144010200770 ), Korea Government Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Elsevier Ltd and IIR


  • Bubble pump
  • Contact angle
  • Liquid pumping power
  • Nanoscale surface coating
  • Reversed liquid vibration flow
  • Wettability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering


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