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Numerous studies have been done for oil–water combination, polymeric solutions behavior in the presence of oil has not been investigated widely. Therefore, the droplet formation mechanisms in a microfluidic device for both water and polymeric solutions was studied. Also, the flow regime mapping, the influences of flow rates on droplet size, droplet generation frequency was quantified.

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We studied two phase systems of oil_water and alginate_water droplet formation in T_junction microfluidic with enlarged channel. We compared the results of two phases in order to determine the characteristics of polymeric and water solutions in different flow rates.

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I have spent the last five years in the design, simulation and fabrication processes of microfluidics. Therefor, this article was a great pleasure with co_author with whom I have had long stnading collaboration.

Sima Mehraji
Sharif University of Technology

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This page is a summary of: Flow regime mapping for a two-phase system of aqueous alginate and water droplets in T-junction geometry, Physics of Fluids, July 2021, American Institute of Physics, DOI: 10.1063/5.0051789.
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