Effect of dispersed-phase viscosity on the maximum stable drop size for breakup in turbulent flow

Kunio Arai, Mikio Konno, Yuichi Matunaga, Shozaburo Saito

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Abstract

A formula for the maximum stable drop size has been derived theoretically, by taking into consideration the effect of the dispersed-phase viscosity. The derived formula indicates that the controlling factors of the maximum stable drop size are the Weber Number and the viscosity group which is defined as the ratio of the viscous stress to the stress of interfacial tension. The validity of the formula was confirmed experimentally over a wide range of dispersed-phase viscosity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-330
Number of pages6
JournalJOURNAL of CHEMICAL ENGINEERING of JAPAN
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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