Bubble formation in flowing liquid under reduced gravity

Hideki Tsuge, Yuko Tanaka, Koichi Terasaka, Hirokazu Matsue

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Bubble formation in flowing liquids was investigated experimentally under reduced gravity conditions. The effects of gas flow rate, liquid flow velocity, and liquid flow direction on bubble formation were studied for a period of 1.2 s under reduced gravity conditions produced in the 10 m drop tower at the Hokkaido National Industrial Research Institute at Sapporo in Hokkaido. To theoretically describe bubble formation in flowing liquids under reduced gravity conditions, a revised non-spherical bubble formation model was proposed and the calculated results of the bubble volume were compared with the experimental ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3671-3676
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number21-22
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Nov
EventProceedings of the 1997 3rd International Conference on Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactor Engineering - Shonan, Jpn
Duration: 1997 Dec 71997 Dec 10


  • Bubble
  • Bubble formation
  • Bubble formation model
  • Flowing liquid
  • Reduced gravity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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