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1-D Modeling of the Denebulization of Fogs by Hygroscopic Seeding

Reuge, Nicolas and Fede, Pascal and Berthoumieu, Jean-François and Foucoin, Florian and Simonin, Olivier 1-D Modeling of the Denebulization of Fogs by Hygroscopic Seeding. (2015) In: ASME/JSME/KSME 2015 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, 26 July 2015 - 31 July 2015 (Seoul, Korea, Republic Of).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/AJKFluids2015-30188


The purpose of the study is the modeling of the denebulization of fogs by micronic hygroscopic particles from the initial seeding to the fall of the rain droplets on the ground. The microparticles generated by flares are made of hygroscopic salts. Three stages occur: first, the condensation of water vapor on solid particles, this is the deliquescent stage which is very fast and can be ignored by the model, then the stage of condensation of water vapor on liquid salted particles / evaporation of fog droplets and finally the coalescence stage when the liquid salted particles diameter become large enough. Three different salts have been tested: NaCl, CaCl2 and KCl. The 1-D modeling approach studied considers the conservation equations (salt mass, water mass, salted droplets number density, fog droplets number density), the hygroscopicity of the salts through the water activity in the aqueous solution and the coalescence induced by gravity. The model reveals that NaCl is the most efficient salt because of its stronger hygroscopicity at high dilution rates although CaCl2 is the more hygroscopic at low dilution rates. A cloud of NaCl particles of 9 μm diameter initially generated over a height of about 7 m with a number density of 12 cm−3 allows to completely dissipates a typical fog layer of 40 m within less than 13 mn. This means that 10 kg of NaCl particles could be able to clear such a fog over 13.25 ha. The model shows that a layer of 100 m can be cleared within 29 mn. From the calculations, the contribution of the coalescence to the denebulization process is less than 1%, phenomena of condensation / evaporation are preponderant for these operating conditions.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. This paper appears in : Proceedings of the ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference 2015. Volume 1: Symposia. ISBN : 978-0-7918-5721-2 The definitive version is available at http://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org The original PDF of the paper can be found at : http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=2473288
HAL Id:hal-04108033
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Agralis Services (FRANCE)
Other partners > Etienne Lacroix Group (FRANCE)
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