On the theory of aerosol particle growth: Non-steady transport problems

Alexander P. Grinin, Gennady Yu Gor, Fedor M. Kuni

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In this paper we consider continuous regime of liquid droplet growth in a vapor-gas mixture. Since we do not limit ourselves to any restrictions related with the slowness of the droplet growth, we discuss the problem in essentially non-steady formulation. It allows us to avoid the limitation of considering low supersaturations only. The use of self-similar method for solving transport problems helps us obtain analytical expressions for non-steady vapor concentration profile, temperature profile around the droplet and droplet growth rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-509
Number of pages7
JournalAtmospheric Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science


  • Continuous regime
  • Diffusion
  • Droplet growth
  • Heat conduction
  • Non-isothermal condensation
  • Non-steady problems
  • Nucleation


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