Vladimir N. Khmelev, Andrey V. Shalunov, Roman N. Golykh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1

Biysk Technological Institute (branch) of Altai State Technical University named after I.I. Polzunov, Biysk, Russian Federation

Received: February 15, 2020
Revised: July 30, 2020
Accepted: August 24, 2020

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Khmelev, V.N., Shalunov, A.V. and Golykh, R.N. (2020). Physical Mechanisms and Theoretical Computation of Efficiency of Submicron Particles Agglomeration by Nonlinear Acoustic Influence. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2020.02.0063


  • New method of aerosol particles agglomeration.
  • In first time the physical mechanisms of agglomeration by shock-waves were evaluated.
  • New theoretical of submicron particles agglomeration by shock-waves.
  • Theoretically computed optimum modes of submicron particles agglomeration by shockwaves.


This study presents a modelling approach to the study of the submicron particle agglomeration process under different conditions of ultrasonic exposure (in both the sinusoidal-wave mode and shock-wave (pulse) mode). For the modelling the non-linear effects occurring under the shock-wave action and influencing the particle coagulation rate are evaluated (pulse transferring, changing of effective cross-section collision by Brownian motion and shock-wave pressure drop, changing of particles concentration).  For the first time, the model simultaneously accounts for the non-linear effects. The research conducted has revealed the optimum duration of shock pulses of compression and depression. It has been demonstrated that the shock-wave mode allows up to 20 times rate of submicron particle coagulation as compared to the sinusoidal-wave with the same total energy of action.

Keywords: Ultrasound; Shock wave; Coagulation, Submicron particles; Smoluchowski equation.

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