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Drop-on-Demand Drop Generators

  • M. EslamianEmail author
  • N. AshgrizEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter provides information on different types of drop-on-demand drop generators. It starts with thermal or bubble jets, in which a nucleation bubble is used to eject a droplet out of an orifice. This is followed by piezoelectric, pneumatic, microfluidic, electrohydrodynamics (EHD) and aerodynamic droplet generators. For each droplet generator, the principle of operation and major features and characteristics are described.

Keywords

Droplet-on-demand (DOD) droplet generators Electrohydrodynamics (EHD) droplet generators Microfluidic droplet generators Piezoelectric droplet generators Pneumatic droplet generators Thermal or bubble jet droplet generators 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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