2021: Gas–Liquid Mass Transfer around a Rising Bubble: Combined Effect of Rheology and Surfactant (open access)

The influence of viscosity and surface tension on oxygen transfer was investigated using planar laser-induced fluorescence with inhibition (PLIF-I). The surface tension and the viscosity were modified using Triton X-100 and polyacrylamide, respectively. Changes in the hydrodynamic parameters of millimetric bubbles were identified, and transfer parameters were calculated. The results revealed a decrease in the […]

2020: Sudden Decrease of the Dissolved Ozone Concentration in Sprays: A Mass Transfer Phenomenon?

Ozone is known to be a powerful oxidant with low persistence and has been shown to possess biocidal activity against a wide number of fungi and bacteria. These properties make ozone a good candidate as a substitute for chemical phytosanitary products in agriculture. However, when water containing dissolved ozone is sprayed, the concentration of ozone […]

2020: Gas-liquid mass transfer around Taylor bubbles flowing in a long, in-plane, spiral-shaped milli-reactor

Abstract Gas–liquid mass transfer was investigated around Taylor bubbles flowing in a long, in-plane, spiral-shaped milli-reactor involving various configurations. Using a colorimetric technique and image post-treatment, the variation of the equivalent O2 concentration inside the liquid slugs was measured. The coloration positions, corresponding to 99% of the maximum concentration reached in the liquid slug, changed significantly […]

2020: Comparison of three different techniques for gas-liquid mass transfer visualization

Abstract In this article three different techniques for visualizing gas-liquid mass transfer are reviewed according to their applications in air-water systems. The three techniques are: Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF with the use of fluorescent resorufin), PLIF with Inhibition (PLIF-I with the use of a ruthenium complex), and a colorimetric technique (using a redox reaction […]

2019: Hydrodynamics and gas-liquid mass transfer around a confined sliding bubble

Local investigation of the gas-liquid mass transfer using oxygen sensitive dye. A single vortex leg enclosing transferred oxygen in the confined sliding bubble wake. Angle of inclination of upper wall inclination affects mass transfer. A scaling law between Sherwood numbers and modified Archimedes numbers. Abstract An experimental investigation of gas-liquid mass transfer in the wake of a confined air […]

2019: Using the “Red Bottle” Experiment for the Visualization and the Fast Characterization of Gas–Liquid Mass Transfer

Abstract This paper presents a demonstration of the visualization and the characterization of gas–liquid mass transfer in a small bubbly column. The aim is to show how simple experiments can be used to directly quantify mass transfer without the need of sophisticated probes or complex titrations. The method here proposed is based on the “red […]

2018: Mass transfer and diffusion in the wake of single air bubbles rising in polymer aqueous solutions quantified by PLIF with inhibition

New paper : Mass transfer and diffusion in the wake of single air bubbles rising in polymer aqueous solutions quantified by PLIF with inhibition Based on the planar laser-induced fluorescence with inhibition (PLIF-I) experiments, the mass transfer and diffusion phenomena in the wake of single air bubbles (equivalent diameter ∼ 1–1.4 mm) rising in various aqueous […]

2018 : Visualization of gas-liquid mass transfer around bubbles

Invited conference: Visualization of gas-liquid mass transfer around bubbles, N. Dietrich, M. Jimenez, M. Mei, L. Yang, F. Felis, F. Xu, K. Loubière & G. Hébrard, Xi’an Jiatong University, Meeting Room 2, School of Aerospace, October the 16th 2018, China Abstract: Mass transfer in gas/liquid systems is of prime interest for several areas (medicine, chemical […]

2016 : Optical Methods to Investigate the Enhancement Factor of an 2 Oxygen-Sensitive Colorimetric Reaction Using Microreactors

Visualization of mass transfer is a powerful tool to improve understanding of local phenomenon. The use of an oxygen-sensitive dye (colorimetric technique) (Dietrich et al., Chem Eng Sci. 2013; 100:172–182) has showed its relevancy for locally visualizing and characterizing gas–liquid mass transfer at different scales (Kherbeche et al., Chem Eng Sci. 2013; 100: 515–528; Yang et al., […]