Modeling of Coupled Physio-Chemical Processes of a Liquid Droplet between Two Contacting Porous or Non-porous Materials

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Conference Proceeding

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WCE 2015

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Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2015 Vol.I


A Computational model to solve the coupled transport equations with chemical reaction and phase change for a liquid droplet between two approaching porous or non-porous surfaces, is developed. The model is general therefore it can be applied to toxic chemicals (contact hazard), drug delivery through porous organs and membranes, combustion processes within porous material, and liquid movements in the ground. The equation of motion and the spread of the incompressible liquid available on the primary surface for transfer into the contacting surface while reacting with other chemicals (or water) and/or the solid substrate are solved in a finite difference domain with adaptive meshing. The comparison with experimental data demonstrated the model is robust and accurate. The impact of the initial velocity on the spread topology and mass transfer into the pores is also addressed.

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