Colloid Journal

, Volume 81, Issue 6, pp 670–680 | Cite as

Collection of Aerosol Particles by Filters Composed of Whisker-Coated Fibers

  • A. A. Kirsh
  • V. A. KirshEmail author


The deposition of submicron aerosol particles in model fibrous filters consisting of composite fibers coated with coaxial porous permeable shells composed of thin whiskers directed perpendicularly to the fiber surface has been considered. The viscous drag of the composite fibers and the efficiency of the diffusion collection of nanosized (point) and submicron particles from a three-dimensional flow have been calculated taking into account the finite sizes of the latter particles at small Reynolds numbers and Peclet diffusion numbers Pe = 1–106. Filter quality criterion γ, i.e., the ratio between the logarithmic penetration of the particles and the pressure drop across the filter, has been calculated as depending on the particle size and the parameters of the composite fibers. It has been shown that, when filtering aerosols of submicron particles, the γ value of the filters consisting of the composite fibers increases with Pe, markedly exceeds the γ values for point nanoparticles, and may be several times higher than the quality criterion of filters composed of fibers without porous shells.



This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 18-03-00610.


The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


  1. 1.
    Kirsh, A.A. and Kirsh, V.A., Colloid J. , 2019, vol. 81, p. 515.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Karwa, A.N. and Tatarchuk, B.J., Sep. Purif. Technol., 2012, vol. 87, p. 84.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Park, S.J. and Lee, D.G., Carbon, 2006, vol. 44, p. 1930.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Li, H.W., Wu, C.Y., Tepper, F., et al., J. Aerosol Sci., 2009, vol. 40, p. 65.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Kirsch, A.A. and Stechkina, I.B., in Fundamentals of Aerosol Science, Shaw, D.T., Ed., New York: Wiley, 1978, Chap. 4, p. 165.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Stern, S.C., Zeller, H.W., and Schekman, A.I.,J. Colloid Sci., 1960, vol. 15, p. 546.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Schedlovsky, J.P. and Paisley, S., Tellus, 1966, vol. 18, p. 499.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Brewers, J.M. and Goren, S.L., Aerosol Sci. Technol., 1984, vol. 3, p. 411.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Natanson, G.L., Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR, 1957, vol. 112, p. 100.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Stechkina, I.B., Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR, 1966, vol. 167, p. 1327.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Miyagi, T., J. Phys. Soc. Jpn., 1958, vol. 13, p. 493.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Kuwabara, S., J. Phys. Soc. Jpn., 1959, vol. 14, p. 527.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Stechkina, I.B. and Kirsh, A.A., Teor. Osn. Khim. Tekhnol., 1981, vol. 15, p. 79.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Stechkina, I.B., Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Mekh. Zhidk. Gaza, 1979, no. 6, p. 122.Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Kirsh, V.A., Colloid J., 1996, vol. 58, p. 737.Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Kirsh, V.A., Colloid J., 2006, vol. 68, p. 173.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research Centre Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Personalised recommendations