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Published September 1986 | public
Journal Article

Mathematical modeling of turbulent reacting plumes—I. General theory and model formulation


A new, comprehensive model for a chemically reacting plume is presented that accounts for the effects of incomplete turbulent macro- and micromixing on chemical reactions between plume and atmospheric constituents. The model is modular in nature, allowing for the use of different levels of approximation of the phenomena involved. The core of the model consists of the evolution equations for reaction progress variables appropriate for evolving spatially varying systems. These equations estimate the interaction of mixing and chemical reaction and require input parameters characterizing internal plume behavior, such as relative dispersion and fine scale plume segregation. The model addresses deficiencies in previous reactive plume models. Part II is devoted to atmospheric application of the model.

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© 1986 Published by Elsevier. This work was supported by State of California Air Resources Board Agreement A0-044-43. Additional support by the Atlantic Richfield Company and the Union Oil Company is gratefully acknowledged.

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