Severe satellite droplet ejection

Droplet generation in an emulsion with high Span 80 concentration.


Severe satellite droplet ejection 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 kHz
  • Surfactant (Span 80) concentration: 1 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.