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.
A theoretical model was proposed in which the nanoparticle population balance equation with respect to particle size was solved by the sectional method.
It was found two modes appear when a nanoparticle system was injected by a continuous source.
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.
This work is supported by the fund of 151 Second Talent Program of Zhejiang Province, open fund from State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion, China, ZJNSF LQ3A040002, and ZJNSF LY13E080007. Dr Yu Mingzhou would like to thank the support of the National Natural Science Foundation of China with No. 11372299.
Huijie, L., Mingzhou, Y., Zhaoqin, Y., Ying, J. and Miaogen, C. (2014), "Study on the evolution of nanoparticle size distribution due to continuous injection using the sectional method", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 24 No. 8, pp. 1803-1812. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-04-2013-0153
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