Single-particle method for stochastic simulation of coagulation processes


A Monte Carlo stochastic simulation algorithm based on a single-particle method is suggested to describe steady-state particle coagulation processes. The method does not require any information on nearby particles; instead a fictitious coalescence partner with a given size is generated. The main drawback that limited applicability of this method in the past was that for each control volume the particle size distribution function had to be sampled and stored. In the present study we applied a discrete representation of the distribution function that requires only small memory resources and allows fast updating.

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Keywords: coagulation, Monte Carlo, population balance,

Associated Project: Numerics

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