International Journal of Thermophysics

, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 1119–1130 | Cite as

The thermal conductivity of toluene and water

  • M. L. V. Ramires
  • J. M. N. A. Fareleira
  • C. A. Nieto de Castro
  • M. Dix
  • W. A. Wakeham


A new instrument is presented to measure the thermal conductivity of polar and electrically conducting liquids based on the transient coated hot-wire method. The performance of the apparatus has been assessed with toluene and water, which are recognized as standard reference materials for nonpolar and polar fluids, respectively. New results are reported fort the thermal conductivity of these liquids between 298 and 370 K and at pressures slightly above the saturation. The results show that the instrument is capable of an accuracy better than ±0.5%, while the precision and reproducibility are better than ±0.3%.

Key words

thermal conductivity toluene transient hot-wire water 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. V. Ramires
    • 1
  • J. M. N. A. Fareleira
    • 2
  • C. A. Nieto de Castro
    • 1
  • M. Dix
    • 3
  • W. A. Wakeham
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de QuímicaFaculdade de Ciências da Universidade de LisboaPiso 5Portugal
  2. 2.Departamento de Engenharia QuímicaInstituto Superior TécnicoLisboa CodexPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical TechnologyImperial CollegeLondonUK

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