Thermodynamics of Fluids in Mesoporous Media

Application to capillary pumped loops and loop heat pipes
  • A. H. Reis
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The pore size range of the mesoporous media is typically 2–50 nm. These sizes are found in inorganic xerogels, e.g alumina and silica powders, porous glasses and pillared or non-pillared clays. They are also found in meso-structurated materials of the M41S-type that have an ordered pore system, see Beck et al. [2]. A great variety of pore structures can be found in mesoporous materials: crystalline (mainly hexagonal), polyhedral, lamellar, pillared, nanotubes (carbons), ‘hairy tubes’, etc., see Bejan et al. [3].


Mesoporous Material Liquid Flow Rate Pressure Swing Adsorption Vapor Pressure Difference Pore Size Range 
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  • A. H. Reis
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ÉvoraÉvoraPortugal

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