76th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 19, 2023 — November 21, 2023)

V0073: Roaming of condensate droplets

  • Cheuk Wing Edmond Lam, ETH Zurich
  • Kartik Regulagadda, ETH Zurich
  • Matteo Donati, ETH Zurich
  • Abinash Tripathy, ETH Zurich
  • Gopal Chandra Pal, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
  • Chander Shekhar Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
  • Athanasios Milionis, ETH Zurich
  • Dimos Poulikakos, ETH Zurich
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2023.GFM.V0073

Condensation plays a role in numerous industrial and daily-life processes, for example in steam cycles of power plants. When water condenses on a cooled surface, it can manifest in different forms, each carrying its own implications for heat transfer. Therefore, the understanding of each form is essential to maximise the efficiency of these processes, with the ultimate goal of massive energy savings. In this video, we demonstrate roaming condensation, in which coalescing microdroplets can roam across a superhydrophobic surface and introduce heat transfer benefits.

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