Electric-field assisted droplet coalescence.


Electrocoalescence of an emulsion of water droplets in hexadecane media. Electric field is applied with patterned planar electrodes.

Experimental conditions:

  • Electrode spacing: 100 μm
  • Voltage: 400 V
  • Frequency: 1 Hz
  • Surfactant (Span 80) concentration: 0 wt.%

Experimental setup:

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Manojkumar Lokanathan
Manojkumar Lokanathan
Research Scientist in Thermal Fluids Sciences

Manoj is a research scientist at C-Crete Technologies and has a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. His research expertise encompasses the fields of power electronics management, two-phase flow, thermal sciences, microfluidics, emulsion chemistry, surface sciences and machine learning.