Effect of Quincke Rotation and Taylor Circulation on Mass Transfer from a Fluid Drop in a Constant Electric Field
We consider non-stationary convective mass transfer in a binary system comprising a stationary dielectric two-dimensional fluid drop embedded into an immiscible dielectric liquid under the influence of a constant uniform electric field. The partial differential equation of diffusion is solved by means of a similarity transformation, and the solution is obtained in a closed analytical form. Dependence of Sherwood number vs. the strength of the applied electric field is analyzed. It is shown that an electric field can be used for enhancement of the rate of mass transfer in terrestrial and reduced gravity environments.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch and João M.P.Q. Delgado
T. Elperin and A. Fominykh, "Effect of Quincke Rotation and Taylor Circulation on Mass Transfer from a Fluid Drop in a Constant Electric Field", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 312-315, pp. 259-264, 2011