Electrostatic and inertial collection of aerosol particles by water droplets

M. B. Chang, K. H. Leong, J. J. Stukel

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Inertial impaction and electrostatic attraction are generally the two most important mechanisms for the collection of charged micron-sized particles by charged droplets. An experiment was carried out to determine the collision efficiencies of charged 142-μm-radius water droplets for charged micron-sized particles under different values of the electrostatic force. Experimental results agree well with a trajectory model that used a numerically derived flow field for the 142-μm-radius droplets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-61
Number of pages9
JournalAerosol Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987


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