Date of Award
Master of Science
William S Janna
The naphthalene sublimation technique was used to determine the rate of mass transfer from three solid naphthalene cylinders in a natural convection environment. The cylinders’ diameters measured 1, 1.5, and 2 inches nominally, and sublimation rates were found to be 1.42 x 10 -8, 1.89 x 10-8, and 2.28 x 10 -8 kg/s, respectively. The mass transfer coefficients were determined to be 1.64 x 10-3, 1.45 x 10-3, and 1.31 x 10 -3 respectively. Correlations were developed for the Sherwood vs. Rayleigh numbers, Sherwood vs. Grashof numbers, and mass transfer coefficient vs. diameter.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Carley, Lauren Raye, "Sublimation Rate of Vertically Oriented Naphthalene Cylinders in a Natural Convection Environment" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 817.