The kinetics of ice formation

8 November 2013
Philip Roberts (Sharp)
<p> <div class="O"><span>Sharp Labs of Europe is interested in understanding the kinetics of ice on the inside of a rectangular channel through which water is flowing.&nbsp;The channel can be considered to be a long hole milled into a metal block. The block is maintained at a fixed temperature (&lt;0°C).&nbsp;Nucleation is provided by ultrasonication.&nbsp;We are interested in:</span></div> <div class="O"><span>- The position along the channel that ice begins to form / block the channel.&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="O"><span>- The ice profile (thickness) along the length of the channel as it grows.&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="O"><span>- The effect of channel size and profile (straight, fan shaped etc) on the ice profile.</span></div> <div class="O"><span>- Effect of flow speed on ice formation.</span></div> </p>
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