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Keywords:

  • X-ray imaging;
  • bubbly flow;
  • void fraction;
  • bubble size;
  • bubble velocity

Key parameters of two-phase flows, such as void fraction and microscale bubble size, shape and velocity, were simultaneously measured using time-resolved X-ray imaging. X-ray phase-contrast imaging was employed to obtain those parameters on microbubbles. The void fraction was estimated from X-ray absorption. The radii of the measured microbubbles were mostly smaller than 20 µm, and the maximum velocity was 39.442 mm s−1, much higher than that in previous studies. The spatial variations of the void fraction were consecutively obtained with a small time interval. This technique would be useful in the experimental analysis of bubbly flows in which microbubbles move at high speed.