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Sulfur Dioxide Absorption In A Cloud Droplet Under The Influence Of Convective Flows

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR010631

Volume

47

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

959 kb

Author(s)

W.H. Chen & J.J. Lu

Abstract

Sulfur dioxide absorption in a cloud droplet under the influence of connective flows W.H. Chen & JJ. Lu Department of Environmental Engineering and Sanitation Foo Yin Institute of Technology Taliao, KaohsiungHsien, Taiwan, 831, R.O.C. Abstract Unsteady absorption characteristics of sulfur dioxide by a cloud droplet in convective flows are predicted numerically to recognize the physical mass transport processes. Three different Reynolds numbers, Reg=0.643, 1.287, and 12.87 are studied and compared with each other by considering the droplet with various velocities. The results indicate that for the Reynolds number of 0.643, sulfur dioxide always penetrates toward the droplet centerline throughout the entire absorption period. In contrast, when the Reynolds number is 12.87, most of the time the concentration contours parallel the streamlines and the lowest sulfur dioxide concentration is located at the vortex center. As a consequence, the diffusion distance is reduced by a factor of three

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