Our objective is to visualize the breakup of crude oil droplets, mixed with dispersants, in a turbulent flow. The current measurements are performed for a sample crude oil from Alaska National Slope mixed with dispersant COREXIT 9527. The droplet breakup measurements are conducted in a nearly homogeneous and isotropic turbulence facility, the central portion of which is characterized using 2-D PIV. The droplet break up is visualized at high spatial and temporal resolution using one view high speed, in-line digital holography. Subsequent analysis reveals relevant length scales and timescales involved in the break up process.
Volume Subject Area:43rd Forum on Cavitation and Multiphase Flows
Topics:Crude oil, Drops, Plasticizers, Turbulence, Holography, Resolution (Optics)
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