Population balance modeling of synthesis of nanoparticles in aerosol flame reactors

  • Stavros Tsantilis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 39)


Population balance models typically employed in simulations of synthesis of nanoparticles in aerosol flame reactors are presented. The main focus of the present study is on sectional techniques for a variety of particle formation and growth mechanisms involving gas phase and surface chemical reactions, coagulation, and sintering. A moving sectional model is described and compared with other models including a detailed two dimensional sectional method. Conditions of applicability of the above mentioned numerical model are also investigated.


Aerosol Flow Population Balance Model Primary Particle Size Distribution Pivot Technique Aerosol Flow Reactor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stavros Tsantilis
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  1. 1.Particle Technology Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT)ETH ZrichSwitzerland

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