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A Remarkable Example of Bubble Nucleation Suppression

Creech, J. and Divino, V. and Patterson, W. and Zalesky, P. J. and Brennen, C. E. (2002) A Remarkable Example of Bubble Nucleation Suppression. In: JSME Mechanical Engineering Congress, 24-28 September 2002, Tokyo, Japan.

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Suppression of cavitation is a relatively common goal of fluid engineers and therefore examples of bubble nucleation suppression in other technological contexts are useful in suggesting ways in which such suppression might be achieved. In this paper we describe a remarkable example of bubble nucleation suppression achieved by a combination of the elimination of nucleation sites and the reduction of bubble growth time. The context is the invention of a device that allows the injection of aqueous solutions highly supersaturated with oxygen into the bloodstream without the formation of significant gaseous oxygen bubbles.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:The authors are very grateful to Gustavo Joseph for his help with the high speed video observations.
Subject Keywords:Nucleation, suppression, supersaturated oxygen solution injection, bloodstream
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ID Code:199
Deposited By: Christopher Brennen
Deposited On:07 Jan 2005
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 08:39

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