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Diffusive Droplet Dynamics in multicomponent fluid systems

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Total cost 2˙937˙500 €
 EC max contribution 2˙937˙500 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-05-01   to  2022-04-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE NL (ENSCHEDE) coordinator 2˙937˙500.00


 Project objective

Liquid-liquid extraction - the transfer of a solute from one solvent to another - is a core process in chemical technology and analysis. The current challenge is to miniaturise the analyte extraction process and to optimize the extraction recovery and preconcentration factor. Lacking a priori calculations, this is now often done by trial-and-error. However, to control and optimize the extraction processes, it is crucial to quantitatively understand the diffusive droplet dynamics in multicomponent fluid systems. This is essential and urgently needed not only for modern liquid-liquid extraction processes for diagnostics & microanalysis, for droplet microfluidics, or in the paint & coating industry, but on larger scales also in remediation industry, in chemical technology, or in food processing. These applications of droplets governed by diffusion include cases of immersed droplets in the bulk & on a surface, single & multicomponent droplets & solvents, and cases with high droplet number density. In spite of their relevance, multiphase & multicomponent fluid systems with relevant diffusive droplet dynamics are poorly understood.

The objective of DDD is a breakthrough: to fill this gap and to come to a quantitative understanding of diffusive droplet dynamics, thus illuminating the fundamental fluid dynamics of diffusive processes of immersed (multicomponent) (surface) droplets on multiple scales. To achieve this objective, we will perform a number of key controlled experiments and numerical simulations for idealized setups on 9 orders of magnitude in length scale, allowing for one-to-one comparison between experiments and numerics/theory. It is now time to bridge the gap from modern fluid dynamics to process-technology, colloidal & interface science, from nano/microscopic and purely diffusively governed droplets to macroscopic ones and from single droplets to multiple & multi-component droplets, to arrive at multiscale high-precision chemical engineering for droplets.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Dennis Bakhuis, Rodolfo Ostilla-Mónico, Erwin P. van der Poel, Roberto Verzicco, Detlef Lohse
Mixed insulating and conducting thermal boundary conditions in Rayleigh–Bénard convection
published pages: 491-511, ISSN: 0022-1120, DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2017.737
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 835 2020-01-29
2018 Xiaojue Zhu, Roberto Verzicco, Xuehua Zhang, Detlef Lohse
Diffusive interaction of multiple surface nanobubbles: shrinkage, growth, and coarsening
published pages: 2006-2014, ISSN: 1744-683X, DOI: 10.1039/c7sm02523h
Soft Matter 14/11 2020-01-29
2019 Maziyar Jalaal, Carola Seyfert, Jacco H. Snoeijer
Capillary ripples in thin viscous films
published pages: 430-440, ISSN: 0022-1120, DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.734
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 880 2020-01-29
2019 Sijia Lyu, Varghese Mathai, Yujie Wang, Benjamin Sobac, Pierre Colinet, Detlef Lohse, Chao Sun
Final fate of a Leidenfrost droplet: Explosion or takeoff
published pages: eaav8081, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav8081
Science Advances 5/5 2020-01-29
2019 Binglin Zeng, Yuliang Wang, Xuehua Zhang, Detlef Lohse
Solvent Exchange in a Hele–Shaw Cell: Universality of Surface Nanodroplet Nucleation
published pages: 5571-5577, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b00298
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123/9 2020-01-29
2018 Detlef Lohse
Bubble puzzles: From fundamentals to applications
published pages: 110504-1-42, ISSN: 2469-990X, DOI: 10.1103/physrevfluids.3.110504
Physical Review Fluids 3/11 2020-01-29
2019 Xiaolai Li, Yuliang Wang, Mikhail E. Zaytsev, Guillaume Lajoinie, Hai Le The, Johan G. Bomer, Jan C. T. Eijkel, Harold J. W. Zandvliet, Xuehua Zhang, Detlef Lohse
Plasmonic Bubble Nucleation and Growth in Water: Effect of Dissolved Air
published pages: 23586-23593, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05374
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123/38 2020-01-29
2019 Haitao Yu, Pallav Kant, Brendan Dyett, Detlef Lohse, Xuehua Zhang
Splitting droplets through coalescence of two different three-phase contact lines
published pages: 6055-6061, ISSN: 1744-683X, DOI: 10.1039/c9sm00638a
Soft Matter 15/30 2020-01-29
2019 Huanshu Tan, Christian Diddens, Ali Akash Mohammed, Junyi Li, Michel Versluis, Xuehua Zhang, Detlef Lohse
Microdroplet nucleation by dissolution of a multicomponent drop in a host liquid
published pages: 217-246, ISSN: 0022-1120, DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.207
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 870 2020-01-29
2018 Michiel A. J. van Limbeek, Paul B. J. Hoefnagels, Minori Shirota, Chao Sun, Detlef Lohse
Boiling regimes of impacting drops on a heated substrate under reduced pressure
published pages: 053601-1-10, ISSN: 2469-990X, DOI: 10.1103/physrevfluids.3.053601
Physical Review Fluids 3/5 2020-01-29
2018 Xiaolai Li, Yuliang Wang, Binglin Zeng, Yanshen Li, Huanshu Tan, Harold J. W. Zandvliet, Xuehua Zhang, Detlef Lohse
Entrapment and Dissolution of Microbubbles Inside Microwells
published pages: 10659-10667, ISSN: 0743-7463, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02173
Langmuir 34/36 2020-01-29
2018 Laurens D. B. Mandemaker, Matthias Filez, Guusje Delen, Huanshu Tan, Xuehua Zhang, Detlef Lohse, Bert M. Weckhuysen
Time-Resolved In Situ Liquid-Phase Atomic Force Microscopy and Infrared Nanospectroscopy during the Formation of Metal–Organic Framework Thin Films
published pages: 1838-1844, ISSN: 1948-7185, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00203
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 9/8 2020-01-29
2018 M. A. Hack, M. Costalonga, T. Segers, S. Karpitschka, H. Wijshoff, J. H. Snoeijer
Printing wet-on-wet: Attraction and repulsion of drops on a viscous film
published pages: 183701, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.5048681
Applied Physics Letters 113/18 2020-01-29
2018 Claas Willem Visser, Tom Kamperman, Lisanne P. Karbaat, Detlef Lohse, Marcel Karperien
In-air microfluidics enables rapid fabrication of emulsions, suspensions, and 3D modular (bio)materials
published pages: eaao1175, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao1175
Science Advances 4/1 2020-01-29
2019 José M. Encarnación Escobar, Diana García-González, Ivan Dević, Xuehua Zhang, Detlef Lohse
Morphology of Evaporating Sessile Microdroplets on Lyophilic Elliptical Patches
published pages: 2099-2105, ISSN: 0743-7463, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03393
Langmuir 35/6 2020-01-29
2019 Yanshen Li, Christian Diddens, Andrea Prosperetti, Kai Leong Chong, Xuehua Zhang, Detlef Lohse
Bouncing Oil Droplet in a Stratified Liquid and its Sudden Death
published pages: 154502-1-6, ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.122.154502
Physical Review Letters 122/15 2020-01-29

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