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Interplay of surface forces and wall effects at a boundary of micro-fluidization

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Vladimir Zivkovic



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) published in its final definitive form in 2015. For re-use rights please refer to the publishers terms and conditions.


Micro-fluidized beds represent a novel means of significantly enhancing mixing, mass and heat transfer under the low Reynolds number flows that dominate in microfluidic devices. Major differences from their classical macro-scale counterparts are the critical importance of surface forces, which can even prevent fluidization, and almost unavoidable wall effects due to small bed size. Our experiments show interesting fluidization behavior at the boundary of micro-flow as a result of interplay between surface forces and wall effects.

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Author(s): Zivkovic V, Clarke R, DaCosta J, Biggs MJ

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Joint Conference of 5th UK-China and 13th UK Particle Technology Forum

Year of Conference: 2015

Print publication date: 12/07/2014

Date deposited: 17/07/2015

Notes: Crossroad of the Particle Science and Technology Joint conference of the 5th UK-China and 13th UK Particle Technology Forum