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Experimental and theoretical investigation on the surface tension of nano-Lithium Bromide solution

Wang, G., Dong, P., Lu, Y. ORCID: 0000-0003-1395-9985 , Zeng, M. & Zhang, Q. (2021). Experimental and theoretical investigation on the surface tension of nano-Lithium Bromide solution. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 123, article number 105231. doi: 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2021.105231


To further explore the influence law of nanoparticles on the surface tension of stable nano-Lithium Bromide solution (LiBr), the effects of temperature, solution concentration, dispersant and nanoparticles on the surface tension were investigated by Wilhelmy plate method under atmospheric pressure. The results demonstrate that the surface tension ascends with the augmentation of solution concentration and the amount of nanoparticles, decreases with increasing temperature and the amount of dispersant. The surface tension of the solution decreases obviously after adding dispersant. However, there is an optimal value for the amount of dispersant, and the surface tension of solution tends to be gentle increased after exceeding the optimal value of the dispersant, which is 2 wt%. Continue to add nanoparticles, the solution surface tension increases slightly, however, it is still less than pure LiBr. For instance, when the solution temperature is 30 °C and the solution concentration is 50 wt%, the surface tension of nano-LiBr added with 0.01 wt% nanoparticles decreases by 26.20%. The surface tension of nano-LiBr is impacted by coupling of the dispersant and nanoparticles at the same temperature and solution concentration. A surface tension calculation model of nano-LiBr was fitted using experimental data, and the maximum error was 2.78%.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2024. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Publisher Keywords: Lithium bromide solution, Surface tension, Nanoparticles, Dispersant
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Departments: School of Science & Technology
School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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