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Modelling the breakup of droplets in a turbulent jet

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In this thesis, we model the breakup of oil droplets in a turbulent jet and the effect of surfactants in enhancing this process. The problem is motivated by deep-sea oil spills where, hundreds of metres below the sea surface, a pipe transporting oil ruptures and a turbulent oil jet is released into the sea. The jet’s turbulent mixing breaks up the oil into smaller droplets. These droplets are then eaten by microbes in the sea. To encourage this natural clean-up process, surfactants are add...

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Mathematical Institute
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