Because of their useful characteristics, microbubbles attracted much interest in industry and medicine. In this study, we developed a novel method of generating microbubbles through the chemical absorption of ammonia (NH3). By using an ultrahigh-speed camera, consecutive images of bubble formation were captured, and the microbubble generation mechanism was investigated. The effects of the gas flow rate and ammonia concentration in the liquid phase on the size of the microbubbles were examined. The hydrogen (H2) gas flow rate was found not to demonstrate a significant effect on the bubble diameter. The diameter of the microbubbles increased as the superficial velocity of the gas mixture (NH3 – H2) decreased.
- Ammonia gas
- Gas dissolution
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering