Mathematical modelling of liquid meniscus shape in cylindrical micro-channel for normal and micro gravity conditions
Institute of Thermophysics, 1, Lavrentiev Ave., 630090, Novosibirsk, Russia
Novosibirsk State University, 2, Pirogov Ave., 630090, Novosibirsk, Russia
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Published online: 25 October 2017
Mathematical model of liquid meniscus shape in cylindrical micro-channel of the separator unit of condensing/separating system is presented. Moving liquid meniscus in the 10 μm cylindrical microchannel is used as a liquid lock to recover the liquid obtained by condensation from the separators. The main goal of the liquid locks to prevent penetration of a gas phase in the liquid line at the small flow rate of the condensate and because of pressure fluctuations in the vapor-gas-liquid loop. Calculation of the meniscus shape has been performed for liquid FC-72 at different values of pressure difference gas - liquid and under normal and micro gravity conditions.
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