Simultaneous convective heat and mass transfer during gas bubble dissolution in an alternating electric field

T. Elperin, A. Fominykh, Z. Orenbakh

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We studied a nonisothermal absorption of a solvable dielectric gas from a stagnant bubble by a surrounding dielectric liquid under the influence of the alternating electric field. Mass flux is directed from a bubble to a host fluid, and the applied electric field causes a creeping flow around the bubble. Bubble deformation under the influence of the electric field is neglected. The problem is solved in the approximations of a thin concentration and temperature boundary layers and a finite dilution of an absorbate in the absorbent. The thermodynamic parameters of a system are assumed constant. The nonlinear partial parabolic differential equations of mass and energy conservation are solved by means of a generalized similarity transformation, and the solution is obtained in a closed analytical form for all frequencies of the applied electric field. Numerical calculations showed an essential (by a factor of 2 ÷ 3) enhancement of the rate of mass transfer in nitrogen-water system under the influence of alternating electric field for a stagnant bubble. The asymptotics of the obtained solutions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1237-1245
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
Issue number10 A
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005


  • Bubble
  • Electric field
  • Nonisothermal absorption
  • Taylor circulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Chemical Engineering (all)


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