Numerical investigation of the wall effect on airborne particle dispersion in a test chamber

Hanhui Jin, Chao He, Lin Lu, Jianren Fan

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Numerical investigations of the transport and distribution of airborne particles in a test chamber were carried out with drift-flux model. Although factors such as the configuration of the flow field and gravitational settling can influence the distribution of particle concentration, the results show that the walls can play an important role in particle dispersion when the velocity gradient of air flow at the walls is high. The high gradient of the air flow velocity at the walls can lead to particle accumulation near the walls, which can significantly improve the particle concentration. The walls can also influence the particle distribution in vertical space, along with gravitational settling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)786-794
Number of pages9
JournalAerosol and Air Quality Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2013


  • Distribution
  • Drift-flux model
  • Indoor airborne particle
  • Transport
  • Wall effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution

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