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RESUS was selected as an appropriate model to study aerosol resuspension as it is statistical in character and is based on a force balance criterion. The model has been applied and modified, where necessary, and the results have been compared with experimental data provided by "Series 2 Aerosol Resuspension Tests" developed in 1986 at ORNL. From the comparison, the adequacy of the model to explain resuspension may be deduced. Nevertheless, the model is not predictive. It needs the help of an experimental datum and a scan over a wide range of values of the parameters defining adhesive force distribution functions to produce results. An uncertainty and sensitivity analysis has been performed by making use of the Monte-Carlo methodology. It has shown that the most important variable in the model is the geometric standard deviation of the adhesive force distribution functions.

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Authors: ALONSO A, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (ES);BOLADO R, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (ES);HONTAÑON E, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13788 EN (1991) 56 pp., FS, ECU 5
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2856-6
Record Number: 199210291 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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