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Droplets formation in turbulent mixing of two immiscible fluids in a new type of static mixer
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIPHASE FLOW
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The emulsification process in a static mixer high-efficiency vortex in turbulent flow is investigated. This new type of mixer generates coherent large-scale structures, enhancing momentum transfer in the bulk flow and hence providing favourable conditions for phase dispersion. The generation of the emulsion is described via a classical size-distribution function characterised by the Sauter diameter and a dispersion factor. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.