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Influence of liquid surface tension (surfactants) on bubble formation at rigid and flexible orifices

Loubière, Karine and Hebrard, Gilles Influence of liquid surface tension (surfactants) on bubble formation at rigid and flexible orifices. (2004) Chemical Engineering and Processing, 4 (11). 1361-1369. ISSN 0255-2701

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2004.03.009


The influence of liquid surface tension on the bubble formation from both rigid and flexible orifice has been investigated. The liquid phases under test are aqueous solutions with butanol or surfactants (cationic, non-ionic and anionic); static and dynamic measurements of liquid surface tension have been performed to characterise them. This study shows that the effect of surface tension on the bubbles generated cannot be analysed only in terms of the static surface tension, but also depends on whether the bubbles are generated from a rigid orifice or from a flexible orifice. The kinetics of adsorption and diffusion of the solute molecules towards the bubble interface have to be taken into account insofar as their time scales are comparable to those of the bubble formation phenomenon.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Chemical Engineering and Processing website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02552701
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
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