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Title: Liquid - liquid flows in microchannels
Authors: Tsaoulidis, D
Dore, V
Angeli, P
3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2011)
Keywords: Micro-fluidics;Liquid-liquid;Flow patterns;Segmented flow
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: 3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 22-24 August 2011
Abstract: In this work the flow patterns are investigated during the flow of an ionic liquid and deionized water mixture in a glass microchannel (0.2mm I.D) for two different inlet configurations (T- and Yjunction). The density, viscosity and surface tension of the ionic liquid [C4mim][NTf2] are 1420kg/m3 , 0.029Pa·s and 31.92mN/m respectively. The water phase has a density of 1000kg/m3, a viscosity of 0.001Pa·s and a surface tension of 73,69mN/m. In most of the patterns observed water was the continuous phase with the ionic liquid forming plugs or a mixture of plugs and drops within it. With the Y-junction and at high mixture velocities a separated pattern was observed with the two fluids flowing in parallel along the channel for the middle range of ionic liquid fractions, while water dispersed as drops was found at high ionic liquid fractions. Pressure drop was measured during regular plug flow which revealed that for the same ionic liquid superficial velocity the pressure drop was lower when it flowed in a mixture with water than when it was on its own in the channel. For a xonstant ionic liquid flow rate, pressure drop decreased as the ionic liquid fraction increased.
Description: This paper was presented at the 3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2011), which was held at the Makedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki in Greece. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Thessaly, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/6844
ISBN: 978-1-902316-98-7
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