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Main Title Mathematical Model for Multicomponent Aerosol Formation and Growth in Plumes.
Author Bassett, Mark ; Gelbard, Fred ; Seinfeld, John H. ;
CORP Author California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-806844; EPA-600/J-81-581;
Stock Number PB82-261413
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Plumes ; Mathematical models ; Aerosols ; Visibility ; Particle size distribution ; Chemical composition ; Reaction kinetics ; Reprints ; Numerical solution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-261413 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 14p
Description of the evolution of the size and chemical composition of aerosols in plumes is fundamental to the ability to predict visibility impairment. Previously, it has only been possible to predict changes in aerosol size distributions in plumes. In this work the first model for predicting both size and chemical composition evolution of plume aerosols is presented. Coagulation, homogeneous particle formation, heterogeneous condensation, and particle phase chemical equilibria and kinetics are explicitly included. The model is based on a sectional representation of the size-composition spectrum and computation is easy to implement. This model holds promise to be a standard component of all plume visibility calculations that require plume aerosol size and composition information.