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Published January 1985 | public
Journal Article

Simulation of Aerosol Size Distribution Evolution in Systems with Simultaneous Nucleation, Condensation, and Coagulation


A sectional model is presented that will simulate formation, growth, and coagulation processes for an aerosol formed by gas-to-particle conversion. Test cases have simulated a system with a source of condensable vapor, showing a burst of nucleation that is quenched by condensation onto the freshly generated and rapidly growing fine aerosol. The influence of preexisting aerosol on the size distribution evolution and on the rate of nucleation and criteria for inhibition of nucleation by initial aerosol are presented.

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© 1985 Informa. This work was supported by National Science Foundation grant ATM-8208625.

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