Bubble-induced Entrainment Between Stratified Liquid Layers

Application ID: 32491


This model is a benchmark for three-phase flow commonly used in food processing, pharmaceutical industry, and chemical processing. The results are validated against data reported in the literature.

A gas bubble rises through two layers of liquid, a lighter liquid resting on top of a heavier one. As the bubble travels from the heavier liquid, it entrains some of the heavier liquid in its wake and moves it into the lighter liquid, creating a tail of heavy liquid.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:

CFD Module Microfluidics Module