Thermal Conductivity

Naef A.A. Qasem, Muhammad M. Generous, Bilal A. Qureshi, Syed M. Zubair*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The thermal conductivity of saline water is a vital thermophysical property for heat transfer applications, including thermal-based desalination and water treatment technologies. This chapter introduces multicomponent models, correlation, and data used to estimate thermal conductivity at different salinity, temperature, and pressure conditions. Also, the estimated thermal conductivity values from the correlations and methods are compared and assessed against the experimental data of seawater. A new multicomponent model for thermal conductivity is suggested with good accuracy. The chapter suggests some correlations and methods based on their accuracy and operating conditions. Furthermore, the codes used for the investigated methods to predict the thermal conductivity of saline water are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Water
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameSpringer Water
VolumePart F1299
ISSN (Print)2364-6934
ISSN (Electronic)2364-8198

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Correlations
  • Heat transfer
  • Methods
  • Multicomponent
  • Saline water
  • Thermal conductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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