Investigating biofuel droplets evaporation by using optical tweezers and electrodynamic balance (EDB)

S.Corsetti, R.E.H. Miles, J.P. Reid, J.Kiefer and D.McGloin

We report a preliminary investigation of ethanol/gasoline droplets evaporation trends, with systematically varied composition. To trap the droplets and observe their evaporation dynamics two different techniques have been used: optical tweezers and electrodynamic balance (EDB). Advantages and disadvantages of each technique used for such study have been highlighted.

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