Water evaporation in silica colloidal deposits

Abstract : The results of an experimental study on the evaporation and boiling of water confined in the pores of deposits made of mono-dispersed silica colloidal micro-spheres are reported. The deposits are studied using scanning electron microscopy, adsorption of nitrogen, and adsorption of water through attenuated total reflection–infrared spectroscopy. The evaporation is characterized using differential scanning calorimetry and thermal gravimetric analysis. Optical microscopy is used to observe the patterns on the deposits after evaporation. When heating at a constant rate and above boiling temperature, the release of water out of the deposits is a two step process. The first step is due to the evaporation and boiling of the surrounding and bulk water and the second is due to the desorption of water from the pores. Additional experiments on the evaporation of water from membranes having cylindrical pores and of heptane from silica deposits suggest that the second step is due to the morphology of the deposits.
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Jorge Peixinho, Grégory Lefèvre, François-Xavier Coudert, Olivier Hurisse. Water evaporation in silica colloidal deposits. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Elsevier, 2013, 408, pp.206-211. ⟨10.1016/j.jcis.2013.07.013⟩. ⟨hal-02116876⟩

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