Breakup & Transport


Aerosol atomization, i.e. droplet breakup, can be inevitably generated from diverse situations and places, e.g. nature, life, and industry. The atomized droplets are used in a myriad of applications, such as engineering, drug delivery, combustion, and forensics. We will investigate how micro-aerosol liquid droplets are generated from different systems and how they transport in an open and closed channel. Based on understanding of the flow physics and breakup mechanisms, We develop a system to control aerosol atomization and transport.




The small droplets are disintegrated by various reasons. The droplet sizes are determined by interaction dynamics at the liquid interface. The droplet can contain pathogen, metal and plastic particulates, surfactants, bacteria, and so on. We investigate how the atomized droplets migrate under the given boundary conditions.