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Transient Sulfur Dioxide Absorption Inside A Freely Falling Raindrop With Terminal Velocity

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR010621

Volume

47

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,055 kb

Author(s)

W.H. Chen

Abstract

Transient sulfur dioxide absorption inside a freely falling raindrop with terminal velocity W.H. Chen Department of Environmental Engineering and Sanitation, Foo Yin Institute of Technology, Taliao, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan, R. O. C. Abstract When a raindrop with fixed radius falls downward in association with terminal velocity, a recirculation bubble always accompanies the gas-phase flow field in the aft region of the drop. With regard to drop internal flow structure, it is sensitive to the drop's size. When the drop radius is small (e.g. rs=200pm), only a single vortex motion is seen inside the drop. Under such a situation, sulfur dioxide absorbed from the interface is mainly transported from the area in front of the aft stagnation point. In contrast, as the drop is relatively large, say, rs=500gm, it is of interest to find that a two-vortex motion, composed of a primary and a secondary vortexes, appears. As a result, the onset of SO: transport process occurs at the drop's surf

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