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Study on the evolution of nanoparticle size distribution due to continuous injection using the sectional method

Study on the evolution of nanoparticle size distribution due to continuous injection using the... Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate competitive effect of source strength and coagulation on the evolution of aerosol size distribution with a continuous source. Design/methodology/approach – A theoretical model was proposed in which the nanoparticle population balance equation with respect to particle size was solved by the sectional method. Findings – It was found two modes appear when a nanoparticle system was injected by a continuous source. Originality/value – Through tracing the evolution of particle size distribution with different source strength, the characteristics of two modes as well as their lag-time to approach steady state were deeply investigated. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow Emerald Publishing

Study on the evolution of nanoparticle size distribution due to continuous injection using the sectional method

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0961-5539
DOI
10.1108/HFF-04-2013-0153
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate competitive effect of source strength and coagulation on the evolution of aerosol size distribution with a continuous source. Design/methodology/approach – A theoretical model was proposed in which the nanoparticle population balance equation with respect to particle size was solved by the sectional method. Findings – It was found two modes appear when a nanoparticle system was injected by a continuous source. Originality/value – Through tracing the evolution of particle size distribution with different source strength, the characteristics of two modes as well as their lag-time to approach steady state were deeply investigated.

Journal

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid FlowEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 28, 2014

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