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Coagulation of Smoke Aerosol in a Buoyant Plume.

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Baum, H. R.; Mulholland, G. W.

U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 4th Joint Panel Meeting. February 5-9, 1979, Tokyo, Japan, 178 pp, 1979.

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 72, No. 1, 1-12, October 15, 1979.


smoke; aerosols; coagulation; buoyant plumes; combustion


The mechanism of particulate coagulation in a turbulent plume is studied by combining the Morton-Taylor-Turner theory of turbulent byouant plums with the present authors' earlier analysis of coagulation in a homogeneous system. The conservation of fluid mass, particulate matter, momentum, and energy leads to a set of differential equations for horizontal averages of hydrodynamic quantities.