Aggregation kinetics in a flow: The role of particle-wall collisions

  • N. V. BrilliantovEmail author
  • J. Schmidt


Agglomeration in a fluid flow, when collisions of aggregates with channel walls are important is analyzed. We assume the diffusion-limited mechanism for clusters growth and the Stokes' force exerted on the agglomerates from the flow. Collisions of the particles with the channel walls are modeled by a random Poisson process. We develop an analytical theory for the size distribution of the aggregates and check the theoretical predictions by Monte Carlo simulations. The numerical data agree well with the analytical results.


Monte Carlo European Physical Journal Special Topic Channel Wall Soot Particle Aggregation Kinetic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Leicester, University RoadLeicesterUK
  2. 2.Institute of Physics, University of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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