In this paper, we investigate the pore structure and the impacts of Haines jumps on the change in preferential pathways (called the dynamic breakthrough) during fluid percolation through thin porous media. Two capillaries connected in parallel are used to represent a thin porous medium, and Haines jumps are observed through the formation of droplets. Using a droplet growth model and experimental visualisations, the change in preferential pathways is shown to be strongly influenced by the pore lengths, pore radii ratios, and droplet detachment volumes. This work provides a better understanding of the redevelopment of continuous fluid paths observed through thin porous media in electrochemical systems.
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Research Article| October 09 2017
Fluid dynamic breakthrough in two connected capillaries: From stationary to oscillating state
S. Chevalier, C. Josset, B. Auvity; Fluid dynamic breakthrough in two connected capillaries: From stationary to oscillating state. Physics of Fluids 1 October 2017; 29 (10): 102102. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5006185
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