Dhir, Vijay K. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, California.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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A process in which a liquid phase is converted into a vapor phase. The energy for phase change is generally supplied by the surface on which boiling occurs. Boiling differs from evaporation at predetermined vapor/gas–liquid interfaces because it also involves creation of these interfaces at discrete sites on the heated surface. Boiling is an extremely efficient process for heat removal and is utilized in various energy-conversion and heat-exchange systems and in the cooling of high-energy density components. See also: Boiler; Evaporation; Heat exchanger; Heat transfer
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