Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 461 (2016) 195–202 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Colloid and Interface Science journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/jcis Rise of the main meniscus in rectangular capillaries: Experiments and modeling Pingkeng Wu, Hua Zhang, Alex Nikolov, Darsh Wasan Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616, United States graphical a bstract article i nfo abstract Article history: The rise of the main meniscus in rectangular capillaries is important in interpreting the phenomenon of Received 28 July 2015 ﬂuid ﬂow in porous media. Despite many experimental studies reported in the literature, there is no uni- Revised 26 August 2015 versal model for the rise of the main meniscus in either rectangular or square capillaries. In this work, we Accepted 29 August 2015 present an extensive experimental study and modeling of the rise of the main meniscus in both square Available online 31 August 2015 and rectangular capillaries. Experimental work was carried out using three different liquids (water, ethanol, and hexadecane) in borosilicate glass and plastic (polystyrene) capillaries to investigate the Keywords: effect of the contact angle and capillary size on the equilibrium main meniscus height. A universal model Rectangular capillaries (an
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Published: Jan 1, 2016
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