An experimental investigation was conducted to determine the effect of nanoparticles on the forming process of bubbles in the gas-liquid-nanoparticle three-phase fluidization. In the experiment, a SiO2-water nanofluid was prepared without any surfactants, and the forming process of bubbles in the nanofluid was observed by the high-speed CCD camera. The experimental results show that the diameter of the formed bubble in the nanofluid is smaller 5% than that in water, and the frequency forming bubbles in the nanofluid is higher than that in water. The investigation can provide an insight into the functionary mechanism of the bubble forming process in the gas-liquid-nanoparticles nanofluids.

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