Determination of the surface heat-transfer coefficient in CE

Vlastimil Hruska, Christopher Evenhuis, Rosanne Guijt, Miroslav Macka, Bohuslav Gas, Philip Marriott, Paul Haddad

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A knowledge of the heat-transfer coefficient, h(s), for the external surface of the capillary or the overall heat coefficient, hop, is of great value in predicting the mean increase in temperature of the electrolyte, Delta T(Mean), during electrokinetic separations. For CE, traditional indirect methods of determining h(s) were time-consuming and tended to overestimate cooling efficiency; a novel method is introduced, which is based on curve-fitting of plots of conductance versus voltage to calculate several important parameters including Delta T(Mean), h8, the conductance free of joule heating effects (G(0)) and the voltage that causes autothermal runaway, V(lim). The new method is superior to previously published methods in that it can be performed more quickly and that it corrects for systematic errors in the measurement of electric current for voltages
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)910 - 920
Number of pages11
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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