Simulation of multicomponent aerosol condensation by the moving sectional method

Yong P. Kim, John H. Seinfeld

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The moving sectional method is extended to simulate multicomponent aerosol dynamics resulting from condensation/evaporation processes. This method uses a Lagrangian approach in which section boundaries and component masses in a section vary according to the characteristics of condensation/evaporation rates while conserving number concentration in a section throughout the simulation. Simulation of model problems for which new analytical solutions have been obtained shows excellent agreement with the analytical solutions. Limitations and applicability of the sectional method are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-199
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 1990

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This work was supported by National Science Foundation Grant ATM-8503103.


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