Nanoaerosol Filtration with Fine-Fiber Polydisperse Filters
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The self-consistent theory of nanoaerosol filtration has been considered at small Peclet numbers. It has been shown that, at Pe < 1, it is necessary to consider the deposition of particles simultaneously on thePe < entire ensemble of fibers. Only at can the filtration efficiency be found from the collection efficiencies calculated separately for each fiber. The self-consistent theory has been used to estimate the efficiencies of filtration with polydisperse fibrous filters. The penetrations of particles through filters with different variances of the functions of fiber length distribution over fiber radii have been compared at a constant packing density or a constant total length of all fibers. It has been shown that, at a constant packing density, a rise in the variance leads to a decrease in the filtration efficiency, while, at a constant total fiber length, the efficiency is almost independent of the width of the distribution function.
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