Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Fishery, Domestic Science, Nutrition
Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
Tap water and 1% CMC solutions were heated in a 40.68 MHz, 30 kW continuous flow radio frequency unit. Temperatures at different vertical and radial locations were monitored by fiber optic probes during batch heating of tap water and 1% CMC solution. Temperatures at different locations were similar during batch heating of tap water, while a significant temperature difference was observed for 1% CMC solutions, with the temperature close to the wall being higher than that at the center. Similar trends were observed during continuous heating of tap water and 1% CMC solutions, with Twall 〉 TR/2 〉 Tcenter for the latter. The observations were a result of different dielectric properties of these 2 fluids, as well as the fluid flow characteristics during continuous heating.
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