A novel experimental method to assess particle deposition in idealized porous channels

Kuruneru, Sahan T.W., Sauret, Emilie, Saha, Suvash C., & Gu, YuanTong (2016) A novel experimental method to assess particle deposition in idealized porous channels. Heat Transfer Engineering. (In Press)

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Abstract

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: 96371
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: porous channels, particles deposition, experiments, CFD modelling
DOI: 10.1080/01457632.2016.1216940
ISSN: 0145-7632
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation (091307)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2016 23:13
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 04:55

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