Multicomponent aerosol dynamics of the Pb-O2 system in a bench scale flame incinerator

Wen Y. Lin, Virendra Sethi, Pratim Biswas

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A study was carried out to understand the formation and growth of lead particles in a flame incinerator. A bench scale flame incinerator was used to perform controlled experiments with lead acetate as a test compound. A dilution probe in conjunction with real-time aerosol instruments was used to measure the evolution of the particle size distribution at different locations in the flame region. A multicomponent lognormal aerosol model is developed accounting for the chemistry of the lead-oxygen system, and various aerosol dynamic phenomena such as nucleation, coagulation, and condensation. Reasonable agreement is obtained between the predictions of the model using appropriate kinetic parameters and the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-133
Number of pages15
JournalAerosol Science and Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Pollution


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