Experimental Study of Aerosol Deposition in Pulsating Balloon Structures
Source: Inhalation Toxicology, Volume 21, Number 3, February 2009 , pp. 215-222(8)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:In this study, aerosol depositions within pulsating balloon structures are investigated. Cyclical motion of expansion and contraction of the balloon models are controlled by varying the surrounding vacuum pressures inside the air chamber. Balloons of various configurations are used to induce the air flows as well as to collect the deposited particles. The non-uniform distribution patterns of particle deposition inside the models are measured by fluorescence spectrophotometer. Different airflow rates are investigated. The objective of this study is to qualitatively investigate the phenomena of enhanced particle local deposition in pockets with moving wall conditions. It has been observed in the experiments that a particle deposition “hot spot” exists at the entrance of balloon model for almost all flow rates covered in the study and the moving boundary flow enhances the aerosol deposition significantly.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2009