New analysis of textured surfaces could lead to more efficient, and less dangerous, power plants

8 septiembre 2015

The boiling of water is at the heart of many industrial processes, from the operation of electric power plants to chemical processing and desalination. But the details of what happens on a hot surface as water boils have been poorly understood, so unexpected hotspots can sometimes melt expensive equipment and disable plants. A new analysis may help researchers get closer to more efficient, less dangerous power plants.