Growing bubbles in a slightly supersaturated liquid solution

O.R. Enriquez Paz y Puente, Christian Hummelink, Gert-Wim Bruggert, Detlef Lohse, Andrea Prosperetti, Deveraj van der Meer, Chao Sun

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We have designed and constructed an experimental system to study gas bubble growth in slightly supersaturated liquids. This is achieved by working with carbon dioxide dissolved in water, pressurized at a maximum of 1MPa and applying a small pressure drop from saturation conditions. Bubbles grow from hydrophobic cavities etched on silicon wafers, which allows us to control their number and position. Hence, the experiment can be used to investigate the interaction among bubbles growing in close proximity when the main mass transfer mechanism is diffusion and there is a limited availability of the dissolved species
Original languageEnglish
Article number065111
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages8
JournalReview of scientific instruments
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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