WIT Press


Modelling Of Macro- And Micro-scale Mixing In A Chemically Reactive Plume

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR960211

Volume

14

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

806 kb

Author(s)

M. Lipphardt, J. Salles, Ph. Quandalle, A. Jaecker-Voirol & B. Martin

Abstract

Small scale fluctuations and inhomogeneous mixing are known to affect the rate of chemical reactions. This is particularly true for plumes from isolated point sources where high concentration gradients support a high degree of incomplete mixing. We have proposed a mathematical model to calculate the variance and covariance in a chemical reactive plume. For a single reaction containing three species, the system reduces to six equations for the six unknown (co-)variances. Incorporated into a classical dispersion model our fluctuation model has been tested for the NO-NC^-O^ system against wind tunnel measurements. It is shown that the essential parameters of the model are the time scales. If the ratio between the time scale for macro-mixing, the ti

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