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The effect of liquid properties on spray formation by flat fan nozzles

Ellis, M.C.B.; Tuck, C.R.

Aspects of Applied Biology 48: 105-112

1997


ISSN/ISBN: 0265-1491
Accession: 002983469

The size distributions of spray droplets produced by an agricultural flat fan nozzle spraying a range of spray liquids, containing a blank emulsifiable concentrate formulation and one of 6 adjuvants, were measured. Measurements of surface tension of the spray liquids were also carried out. Photographs of spray formation showed that the mechanism of sheet disintegration is through perforation by the emulsion droplets.

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