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It has been shown that the global agglomeration rate based on the total population of particles scales linearly with the acoustic energy and 2 different populations of droplets during an agglomeration experiment have been established. If alpha is the ratio of the relaxation time, tau of the droplets to the wave period, T, these 2 populations are on each side of the condition alpha=1. Thus particles with alpha <1 can be considered as inertialess, and those with alpha>1 as inertial. This paper presents the first results on the evolution of these 2 classes of particles undergoing accoustic agglomeration as a function of acoustic power.

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Authors: CAPERAN P H, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);SOMERS J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);RICHTER K, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: European Aerosol Conference, Helsinki (FI), September 18-22, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39166 ORA
Record Number: 199610590 / Last updated on: 1996-05-27
Original language: en
Available languages: en