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: Hydrodynamics characterization of the impact of free moving particles in an air-lift membrane bioreactor/Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2020

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b06749 Abstract Membrane fouling is one of the most investigated topics in the field of membrane processes because it is the main weakness that prevents membrane bioreactors (MBRs) from being widely applied. With a view to reducing membrane fouling, all the phenomena involved in the operation are worth understanding through a fine-tuned and deep examination. […]

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: 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 : Escape Classroom: The Leblanc Process—An Educational “Escape Game” – J. Chem. Educ.

An “escape game” activity is proposed to increase stimulation, team group skills, and adaptability in the chemistry classroom. The students follow in the footsteps of Nicolas Leblanc, a young French chemist, who took part in a contest launched by the French Academy of Sciences in 1775 to produce industrial soda ash. By means of scientific […]

2017: Local hydrodynamic investigation by PIV and CFD within a Dynamic filtration unit under laminar flow

Xiaomin Xie, Claude Le Men, Nicolas Dietrich, PhilippeSchmitz, LucFillaudeau https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2017.04.009 Separation and Purification Technology Abstract To better understand the hydrodynamics in a Dynamic Filtration module (DF), a local investigation within a complex and confined module named Rotating and Vibrating Filtration (RVF) was scrutinized under laminar flow with viscous Newtonian fluid (Remixing = 45). RVF consists of two […]