Coagulation in the presence of stochastic nano-particle sources

Vrtala, A.; Wagner, P. E.
August 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 534 Issue 1, p491
Academic Journal
The behavior of atmospheric aerosols undergoing coagulation processes in the presence of aerosol particle sources with randomly distributed source strength is reported. Numerical calculations were performed for a set of different initial conditions and random source. It is shown that the interplay of aerosol formation and aging can lead to trimodal aerosols with modal radii corresponding to nucleation, the so called 'Aitken' and accumulation mode.


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