On ostwald ripening

T. H. Tsang, J. R. Brock

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Results on the Ostwald ripening process of aerosols by condensation/evaporation for continuum and kinetic (free molecule) growth laws are presented. It is shown that asymptotic limit distributions are approached which agree substantially with distributions derived from similarity theory. However, the limitations inherent in previous studies of this problem are noted. The dynamics of the approach to asymptotic limit distributions are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-292
Number of pages10
JournalAerosol Science and Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Chemical Research and Development Center, U.S. Army and the Aerosol Research Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Pollution


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