Evaporation of ethanol-water sessile droplet of different compositions at an elevated substrate temperature

Balusamy, Saravanan and Banerjee, Sayak and Sahu, Kirti Chandra and et al, . (2019) Evaporation of ethanol-water sessile droplet of different compositions at an elevated substrate temperature. In: 72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, 23–26 November 2019, Seattle, Washington.

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We experimentally investigate the evaporation dynamics of sessile droplets with different compositions of ethanol-water binary mixture at different substrate temperatures. At elevated substrate temperature, we observed an early spreading stage, an intermediate pinned stage and a late receding stage of evaporation. Increasing the substrate temperature decreases the lifetime of binary droplets rapidly. We found that the lifetime of the droplet exhibits a non-monotonic trend with the increase in ethanol concentration in the binary mixture, which can be attributed to the non-ideal behaviour of water-ethanol binary mixtures. Interestingly, the evaporation dynamics for different compositions at high substrate temperature exhibits a self-similar trend showing a constant normalised volumetric evaporation rate for the entire evaporation process. This indicates that the evaporation dynamics of a binary droplet of a given composition at high substrate temperature is equivalent to that of another pure fluid with a higher volatility at room temperature. The evaporation rates of pure and binary droplets at different substrate temperatures are compared against a theoretical model developed for pure and binary mixture droplets. The model predictions are found to be quite satisfactory.

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Balusamy, SaravananUNSPECIFIED
Banerjee, SayakUNSPECIFIED
Sahu, Kirti Chandrahttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-7357-1141
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Physics > Mechanical and aerospace
Chemical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 06:21
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 06:21
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/6427
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