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Title: Numerical simulation of gas flow through a biofilter in lung tissues
Authors: Saini A.
Katiyar V.K.
Pratibha,
Published in: World Journal of Modelling and Simulation
Abstract: Nanoparticles are potentially hazardous to human health; thus, it is necessary to control their motion in air. We need a biofilter to protect from nanoparticles which enter human lung and damage it. Biofiltration refers to the biological transformation or treatment of contaminants present in the gas phase, usually air. Biofilter is typically a porous media. Supported on the ideal biofilter model, numerical simulation is carried out to examine the effect of Darcy number and porosity on removal efficiency of low headloss biofilter. The generalized Navier-Stokes equations are applied making various hypotheses. It is found that the Darcy number has determinant influence on the removal efficiency, and the effect of porosity on removal efficiency is very weak at lower Darcy numbers but very strong at higher Darcy numbers. The aim of this paper is to study the effect of Darcy number and porosity on air removal efficiency of biofilter.
Citation: World Journal of Modelling and Simulation (2015), 11(1): 33-42
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/10430
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: World Academic Union
Keywords: Biofilter
Darcy number
Lung tissue
Porous flow
Removal efficiency
ISSN: 17467233
Author Scopus IDs: 57197596333
6603690424
16242456600
Author Affiliations: Saini, A., Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Katiyar, V.K., Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Pratibha, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Saini, A.; Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia
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