Vol.17, No.2, 2021, pp.253-284, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2021.014126
OPEN ACCESS
REVIEW
A Review on the Evaporation Dynamics of Sessile Drops of Binary Mixtures: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Pradeep Gurrala1, Saravanan Balusamy1, Sayak Banerjee1, Kirti Chandra Sahu2,*
1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Sangareddy, Telangana, India
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Sangareddy, Telangana, India
* Corresponding Author: Kirti Chandra Sahu. Email:
Received 01 September 2020; Accepted 25 January 2021; Issue published 02 April 2021
Abstract
The wetting and evaporation dynamics of sessile droplets have gained considerable attention over the last few years due to their relevance to many practical applications, ranging from a variety of industrial problems to several biological systems. Droplets made of binary mixtures typically undergo complex dynamics due to the differential volatility of the considered components and the ensuing presence of thermocapillary effects. For these reasons, many research groups have focused on the evaporation of binary droplets using a variegated set of experimental, numerical, and purely theoretical approaches. Apart from reviewing the state-of-the-art about the existing experimental, analytical, and computational techniques used to study the evaporation dynamics of binary sessile droplets, we also provide some indications about possible future research directions in this specific area.
Keywords
Wetting dynamics; evaporation; sessile droplet; binary mixture; thermocapillary flow
Cite This Article
Gurrala, P., Balusamy, S., Banerjee, S., Sahu, K. C. (2021). A Review on the Evaporation Dynamics of Sessile Drops of Binary Mixtures: Challenges and Opportunities. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 17(2), 253–284.
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