Spray Flow

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Spray flow, also called mist or dispersed flow, occurs when two-phase flow where the liquid phase is the dispersed phase and exists in the form of many droplets, while the gas phase is the continuous phase.  This occurs when the velocity of the vapor tears the liquid film away from the wall and is carried by the vapor as entrained droplets.

Sprays are formed for industrial, commercial, agricultural, and power generation purposes by injection of a liquid stream into a gaseous environment.  In addition, sprays can form naturally in a falling or splashing liquid.

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