An investigation of Nano-particle deposition in cylindrical tubes under Laminar condition using Lagrangian transport model

Babaie, Meisam, Talebizadehsardari, Pouyan, Inthavong, Kiao, Ahmadi, Goodarz, Ristovski, Zoran, Rahimzadeh, Hassan, & Brown, Richard J. (2015) An investigation of Nano-particle deposition in cylindrical tubes under Laminar condition using Lagrangian transport model. In Liu, G. R. & Das, Raj (Eds.) 6th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2015), Scientech Publisher llc, USA., Pullman Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand.


Aerosol deposition in cylindrical tubes is a subject of interest to researchers and engineers in many applications of aerosol physics and metrology. Investigation of nano-particles in different aspects such as lungs, upper airways, batteries and vehicle exhaust gases is vital due the smaller size, adverse health effect and higher trouble for trapping than the micro-particles. The Lagrangian particle tracking provides an effective method for simulating the deposition of nano-particles as well as micro-particles as it accounts for the particle inertia effect as well as the Brownian excitation. However, using the Lagrangian approach for simulating ultrafine particles has been limited due to computational cost and numerical difficulties. In this paper, the deposition of nano-particles in cylindrical tubes under laminar condition is studied using the Lagrangian particle tracking method. The commercial Fluent software is used to simulate the fluid flow in the pipes and to study the deposition and dispersion of nano-particles. Different particle diameters as well as different flow rates are examined. The point analysis in a uniform flow is performed for validating the Brownian motion. The results show good agreement between the calculated deposition efficiency and the analytic correlations in the literature. Furthermore, for the nano-particles with the diameter more than 40 nm, the calculated deposition efficiency by the Lagrangian method is less than the analytic correlations based on Eulerian method due to statistical error or the inertia effect.

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ID Code: 87025
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Nano-particle, Two phase flow, Deposition, Lagrangian particle tracking method, Cylindrical tubes
ISSN: 2374-3948
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Scientech Publisher llc, USA.
Deposited On: 31 Aug 2015 01:24
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 06:46

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