Simulation of condensation aerosol growth by condensation and evaporation

T. H. Tsang, J. R. Brock

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A new numerical method is reported for the solution of the condensation—evaporation equation, a first-order hyperbolic equation. The solution and properties of the nonlinear integrodifferential equation arising when the mass of the condensing vapor is conserved are discussed. For aerosol evolution in the conserved case it is shown that there develops an asymptotic regime analogous to the asymptotic behavior found for the coagulation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-320
Number of pages10
JournalAerosol Science and Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 3 1982

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Chemical Systems Laboratory, U. S. Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and the Aerosol Research Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Pollution


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