Bubble Point

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bubble point

[′bəb·əl ‚pȯint]
(physical chemistry)
In a solution of two or more components, the temperature at which the first bubbles of gas appear. Also known as boiling point.

Bubble Point


(or boiling point), the temperature at which the transition to vapor begins for a solution of given composition in the liquid phase. The bubble point is generally lower than the condensation temperature, at which a vapor of the same composition begins condensing into the liquid phase. Azeotropic mixtures, for which the two temperatures are equal, are an exception.

The relation of the bubble and condensation points of solutions to the compositions of the solutions is determined by Raoult’s laws and Konovalov’s rules and can be graphically represented by a phase diagram. The elevation of the bubble point of a solution compared with the boiling point of the pure solvent is studied in ebulliometry.

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On this plot, temperature glide is the horizontal distance (meaning at fixed pressure) between the bubble point and dew-point lines of the zeotropic blends.
Therefore, lowering the surface tension of a liquid applied over a microporous membrane (or any porous material) induces a condition whereby less pressure is required to break the air water interface and therefore Bubble Point Pressure is decreased.
Bubble point is the minimum pressure at which a wetted membrane allows a constant stream of air bubbles through it.
If there is a transition from bubble point to dew point saturation conditions over the calculation interval, the GOC depth will be estimated.
2-6) EU Annex 1, paragraph 113, however, states: "The integrity of the sterilized filter should be verified before use and should be confirmed immediately after use by an appropriate method such as bubble point, diffusive flow or pressure hold test.
Undersaturated oil viscosity correlations, which usually use saturated crude oil viscosity and pressure above the bubble point to predict viscosity of undersaturated oil reservoirs.
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The Clamp-On Porometer measures the bubble point, mean flow pore diameter, pore size distribution, gas permeability, and envelope surface area, but does not require a sample to be cut out from the bulk material.
In this way, bubble point measurements on a sample of fixed composition were obtained.
Bubble point determinations are made by performing a series of pressure hold tests at incrementally higher test pressures and monitoring for a rapid increase in pressure decay indicating a high amount of bulk gas flow through the filter's membrane.
At the other extreme, when an all-liquid mixture is gradually heated, the bubble point curve shows the temperature at which vaporization (boiling) will start.