Effect of the Mechanism of Gas-To-Particle Conversion on the Evolution of Aerosol Size Distributions

  1. David R. Schryer
  1. John H. Seinfeld and
  2. Mark Bassett

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM026p0006

Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry

Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry

How to Cite

Seinfeld, J. H. and Bassett, M. (1982) Effect of the Mechanism of Gas-To-Particle Conversion on the Evolution of Aerosol Size Distributions, in Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry (ed D. R. Schryer), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM026p0006

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900513

Online ISBN: 9781118663813

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  • Atmospheric chemistry—Addresses, essays, lectures

Summary

The evolution of the size distribution of an aerosol undergoing growth by gas-to-particle conversion is investigated theoretically when growth occurs by any of three mechanisms, vapor phase diffusion, reaction of adsorbed vapor species on the particle surface, and reaction of dissolved vapor species in the particle volume.