Kevin Penfield, Ph.D., Research and Technology Specialist, presented on Croda’s Low-speed Wind Tunnel of Novel, Closed-loop, Vertical Design: Performance in Drift Control Applications. Kevin demonstrated the closed-loop, vertical design wind tunnel provides reproducible data and agreement with other established certifications laboratories used in the Industry. These results now offer the basis for our next steps of detailed studies including: variation of nozzle height and environmental conditions, as well as additional sizing and imaging techniques.
Croda’s low speed wind tunnel provides several advantages including an overall smaller sized structure compared to traditional wind tunnels as well as the containment of sprays within the closed-looped design. Due to the vertical design, spray and air flow are parallel to gravitational forces enabling measurements to be taken at wind speeds as low as 0 miles per hour (mph). Simple modelling methods allow for other techniques to be easily incorporated into the testing program as well.
If you missed us at ISAA, we invite you to contact us to learn how Croda is advancing adjuvant technology for improved performance and product success.