A novel experimental method to assess industrial aerosol deposition in idealized porous channels

Kuruneru, Sahan T.W., Sauret, Emilie, Saha, Suvash C., Gu, YuanTong, & Hooman, Kamel (2015) A novel experimental method to assess industrial aerosol deposition in idealized porous channels. In 17th IAHR International Conference on Cooling Tower and Heat Exchanger, 7-11 September 2015, Gold Coast, Qld.


A novel and economical experimental technique has been developed to assess industrial aerosol deposition in various idealized porous channel configurations. This judicious examination on aerosol penetration in porous channels will assist engineers to better optimize designs for various engineering applications. Deposition patterns differ with porosity due to geometric configurations of the channel and superficial inlet velocities. Interestingly, it is found that two configurations of similar porosity exhibit significantly higher deposition fractions. Inertial impaction is profound at the leading edge of all obstacles, whereas particle build-up is observed at the trailing edge of the obstructions. A qualitative analysis shows that the numerical results are in good agreement with experimental results.

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ID Code: 87624
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: metal foam heat exchanger, industrial aerosol, fouling, particle deposition
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 23 Sep 2015 00:31
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2016 08:02

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