A Study on Ice Slurry Production by Water Spray

  • Published : 1998.08.01


A theoretical and experimental study is performed to investigate the characteristics of ice slurry product. By diffusion-controlled evaporation model the possibility of ice slurry is theoretically anticipated. The water vapor evaporated from the surface of droplets is extracted continuously from the chamber by a vacuum pump. The droplet diameter is measured by silicon immersion method. The ice slurry is obtained by spraying droplets of ethylene glycol aqueous solution in the chamber where pressure is maintained under the triple point of water. The droplet with the diameter of 300 $\mu\textrm{m}$and the initial temperature of 2$0^{\circ}C$ was changed into ice particle within the chamber of 1.33m in height.