Separation under thermogravitational effects in binary mixtures
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In the present work, by using a parallelepipedic thermogravitational microcolumn, the temperature gradient influence on the stability of the flow has been examined, emphasizing mixtures with positive Soret coefficients. Experiments were conducted for DCMIX2 Toluene/Methanol and DCMIX3 Water/Ethanol binary subsystems because of their broad range of positive Soret values for high concentrations of methanol and ethanol, respectively. Two different mixtures have been studied here in order to confirm the thermogravitational stability of the mixtures. Experiments were compared with numerical simulations carried out using the open-source software platform OpenFOAM.
KeywordsTopical issue: Thermal Non-Equilibrium Phenomena in Soft Matter
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