Experimental study of aerosol distribution and concentration variation through curved ducts

Ke Sun, Lin Lu, Hai Jiang

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This paper presents an experimental investigation of an aerosol problem by adopting two methods. One approach utilizes scanning electron microscope to study the realistic aerosol deposition status in a typical duct bend. Through scan-ning electron microscope images and on-site observation, the aerosols tend to deposit and accumulate more on the outer bend wall and bend outlet wall. The other approach is to design systematic experiments to measure aerosol concen-tration variation and distribution through 90-degree curved ducts. This experi-mental method is simple for realistic applications. Measured results show that the average particle volume concentration diverges greatly after flowing through the bend. The loading ability decreases significantly for larger particles at bend outlet under higher Dean number.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1437-1441
Number of pages5
JournalThermal Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • Bends
  • Concentration change
  • Deposition
  • Scanning electron microscope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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