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Control of Nanoparticles in a Plasmachemical Reactor

Sadiku, Rotimi Emmanuel and Agboola, Oluranti and Biotidara, O.F. (2011) Control of Nanoparticles in a Plasmachemical Reactor. Journal of Materials Science and Engineering. pp. 279-287. ISSN 1934-8959

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The mixture of titanium tetrachloride and oxygen for the formation of titanium nanoparticles in a plasma reactor is examined. A coupled model for the simulation and control of nanoparticle in a plasmachemical reactor with simultaneous chemical reaction, nucleation, condensation and coagulation is proposed. The population balance model describes how the particle size distribution evolves with time. The population balance model was solved numerically and the effect of the wall temperature on the average particle diameter was investigated in order to ascertain whether the model can be used to control nanoparticle size distribution. Numerical modeling was conducted in order to describe the mechanism of nanoparticle formation. Comparison was made by another software.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanoparticles, plasmachemical reactor, nucleation, coagulation, SCILAB, MATLAB
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 08:13
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2018 08:13

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