Drop Stream – Immiscible Jet Collisions: Regimes and Fragmentation Mechanisms

Carole Planchette, Hannes Hinterbichler, Günter Brenn

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We investigate the collision of a continuous liquid jet with a regular stream of immiscible droplets. The immiscible liquids, namely silicon oil for the continuous jet and an aqueous glycerol solution for the drop stream, are selected to enable the total wetting of the drops by the jet liquid. Four different regimes are experimentally identified: drops in jet, encapsulation without satellites, encapsulation with satellites from the jet liquid and mixed fragmentation. The drops in jet regime, potentially of great interest for new applications, corresponds to a regular stream of drops embedded in a continuous jet and is described and reported for the first time. Using well known aspects of drop collision and jet stability, we propose to model the transition between the drops in jet regime and the others. Two dimensionless parameters are derived from this analysis which are thus used to produce a simple regime map where the drops in jet regime can be well distinguished from the other outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017


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