A numerical method for the analysis of polydisperse aerosol particles charging in a coaxial electrode system

Alisoy H. Z. , Alagoz S., Alisoy G. H. , ALAGÖZ B. B.

JOURNAL OF ELECTROSTATICS, vol.70, no.1, pp.111-116, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.elstat.2011.11.004
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-116


In this paper, charging kinetics of polydisperse aerosol particles in a corona field of a coaxial electrode system is numerically analyzed for a logarithmic normal distribution of aerosol particle size. The particle charging and the particle current are calculated by using a charging model considering ion concentration and particle mobility. Particle charging profiles under varying ion density and electrical field intensity distributions of the charging chamber were revealed. A low charging profile in the transition region of bipolar corona field was demonstrated in the simulation results. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.