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Published September 1978 | public
Journal Article

Numerical solution of the dynamic equation for particulate systems


The method of collocation using two finite element techniques is applied to the solution of the general population balance equation for particulate systems. Numerical solutions by both techniques are obtained in six cases for which analytical or asymptotic solutions are available. Errors associated with solving the equation on a finite particle size domain are analyzed. The results indicate that, for simulating particulate system dynamics, both techniques are highly accurate and efficient.

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© 1978 Published by Elsevier. This work was supported by Environmental Protection Agency contract 68-02-2216 and by National Science Foundation grant ENV76-04179.

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