Fundamental study of particle formation and dynamics in a bench scale flame incinerator

Virendra Sethi, Pratim Biswas

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A theoretical model is presented to predict the formation and growth of metallic particles in a flame incinerator system. The temperature variation is determined by modeling the laminar diffusion flame, and is used to account for varying gas properties and saturation conditions. A unimodal lognormal distribution is assumed for the particles formed from a lead vapor feed. The method of moments is used to describe the aerosol dynamics along the flame axis. The effects of varying inlet vapor feed concentrations, initial seed concentrations and seed sizes on resultant lead particle size distributions are presented. This model has potential for further development as a predictive technique for application in design and operation of incinerator systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - 82nd A&WMA Annual Meeting - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 25 1989Jun 30 1989


ConferenceProceedings - 82nd A&WMA Annual Meeting
CityAnaheim, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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