Measurement of Contact Angles in the Presence of Mass Transfer


Low distillation and absorption efficiencies in gas/liquid contacting equipment have been attributed to liquid film breakdown and underwetting. A study of a model simulating these conditions has resulted in observations of contact angles when mass transfer is occurring.

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    Wenzel, R. N., Indust. Eng. Chem., 28, 988 (1936).

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PONTER, A., THORNLEY, P. Measurement of Contact Angles in the Presence of Mass Transfer. Nature 207, 1288–1289 (1965).

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