Simultaneous coagulation and break-up using constant-N Monte Carlo

Kangtaek Lee, Themis Matsoukas

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We present a new Monte Carlo method for solving the population balance with multiple growth processes. The method samples a constant number of particles regardless of whether the actual growth process results in increase or decrease of the particle concentration. By decoupling the size of the simulated sample from the concentration of the actual system we achieve constant accuracy throughout the simulation. We apply this method to coagulation with simultaneous binary break-up. We examine the results for three cases with analytical solutions and show that the constant-N method yields accurate results. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-89
Number of pages8
JournalPowder Technology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 May 1

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Funding Information:
Financial support from the National Science Foundation NSF under grant CTS#9702653 and by Air Products and Chemicals Inc. as well as Computing hardware Support through the IBM SUR 1998/99 grant are gratefully acknowledged.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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