The stability of evaporating binary liquid film heated from below

Robson Kalata Nazareth, George Karapetsas, Pedro J Sáenz, Omar Matar, Khellil Sefiane, Prashant Valluri

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In this work we consider the evaporation of a thin liquid layer which consists of a binary mixture of volatile liquids on top of a heated horizontal substrate and in contact with the gas phase that consists of the same vapour of the binary mixtures. The effect of vapour recoil, thermo- and soluto-capillarity and the van der Waals interactions are considered. We derive the long-wave evolution equations for the free interface and the concentration that govern the two-dimensional stability of the layer subject to the above coupled mechanisms and perform a linear stability analysis. The developed linear theory highlight the dominants effects that drive the instabilities and describes two modes of instabilities, a monotonic instability mode and an oscillatory instability mode. A map is presented with the regions of monotonic and oscillatory instabilities in the volatility vs ratio of thermal- and solutal- Marangoni numbers. By means of transient simulations we analyse how these instabilities develop and its dependence on the destabilising effects are considered. More precisely we discuss how the solutal Marangoni effect defines the mode of instability that develops during the evaporation of the liquid layer due to preferential evaporation of one of the components.
*EC-H2020-RISE-ThermaSMART-778104 and Brazil CAPES
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics - Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, United States
Duration: 23 Nov 201926 Nov 2019


Conference72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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