total wetting

total wetting

[‚tōd·əl ′wed·iŋ]
(fluid mechanics)
The situation in which a liquid surface meets a solid surface with zero contact angle.
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When a drop is placed on the sample and it is spreads completely, the sample surface is called hydrophilic surface and this phenomena is called total wetting [9].
Each scrubber is a self-contained unit comprising an air inlet section, multi-point mass transfer section of several narrow random packed beds, each served with a multi-nozzle spray assembly to ensure total wetting. On leaving the mass transfer section the air passes through a high efficiency mist eliminator where the airborne droplets are returned to the liquid recirculation tank.
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