The Dynamics of Aerosols in Condensational Scrubbers

Jens Tue Johannessen, Jan A. Christensen, Ole Simonsen, Hans Livbjerg

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A mathematical model for the simulation of the dynamics of aerosol change in condensational scrubbers and scrubbing condensers is proposed. The model is applicable for packed column gas/liquid contact when plug flow can be assumed. The model is compared with experimental data for particle removal in a pilot plant condensational scrubber.

The model can satisfactorily predict particle growth and particle deposition by diffusional, convective and inertial mechanisms for a wide range of conditions. The parameters of principal importance for the model precision are identified and a procedure for their estimation is proposed. The behaviour of scrubbers and condensers for some important technical applications is demonstrated by model simulations. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number15
Pages (from-to)2541-2556
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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