Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement (Jan 2009)

Hydrodynamic systems for assessing surface fouling, soil adherence and cleaning in laboratory installations

  • Detry JG.,
  • Deroanne C.,
  • Sindic M.

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 13, no. 3
pp. 427 – 439


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Five hydrodynamic systems are presented in this short review: the parallel plate flow cell, the impinging jet, the radial flow cell, the rotating disk and fluid dynamic gauging. These systems are of particular relevance to study surface fouling, surface cleaning or adhesion onto solid surfaces in laboratory environment. The key features of their hydrodynamics are given as well as their practical advantages and drawbacks. Examples of applications fields are also listed.