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Title: On microtransport phenomena in minute droplets: A critical review

Abstract

Liquid droplets are abundant in nature and industry. Their industrial applications are very broad. They appear in the forms of sessile, impinging, and hanging/suspending droplets, undergoing evaporation or solidification depending upon ambient conditions. In the present article, a critical review is presented for the important literature pertinent to microtransport phenomena in minute droplets. Thermocapillarity is the principal motivating force in convective heat and mass transfer, phase change, and instability inside the droplets, supplemented in part by the buoyancy force. The dimensionless governing parameters are identified and their roles in droplet transport phenomena are determined. This article includes 135 references.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20080330
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Mechanics Reviews
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 53; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6900
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING; DROPLETS; MASS TRANSFER; THERMOSYPHON EFFECT; CAPILLARY FLOW; HEAT EXCHANGERS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Citation Formats

Aydin, O., and Yang, W.J. On microtransport phenomena in minute droplets: A critical review. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1115/1.3097343.
Aydin, O., & Yang, W.J. On microtransport phenomena in minute droplets: A critical review. United States. doi:10.1115/1.3097343.
Aydin, O., and Yang, W.J. Mon . "On microtransport phenomena in minute droplets: A critical review". United States. doi:10.1115/1.3097343.
@article{osti_20080330,
title = {On microtransport phenomena in minute droplets: A critical review},
author = {Aydin, O. and Yang, W.J.},
abstractNote = {Liquid droplets are abundant in nature and industry. Their industrial applications are very broad. They appear in the forms of sessile, impinging, and hanging/suspending droplets, undergoing evaporation or solidification depending upon ambient conditions. In the present article, a critical review is presented for the important literature pertinent to microtransport phenomena in minute droplets. Thermocapillarity is the principal motivating force in convective heat and mass transfer, phase change, and instability inside the droplets, supplemented in part by the buoyancy force. The dimensionless governing parameters are identified and their roles in droplet transport phenomena are determined. This article includes 135 references.},
doi = {10.1115/1.3097343},
journal = {Applied Mechanics Reviews},
issn = {0003-6900},
number = 5,
volume = 53,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}