A moment method of the log-normal distribution with the smallest size is applied to evaporation by newly introducing correction factors obtained from the error function. In this article, the improved moment method is tested for the evaporation, and is compared with the exact solutions calculated by the CIP semi-Lagrangian (CIP-SL) method. In small particle regime, the size distributions and the time histories of the total number and volume per unit volume are reproduced by the moment method for the evaporation near the smallest size. In large particle regime, however, the differences between the moment and exact solutions are larger with time, after the exact distribution spreads to the smallest size. This new moment solver can reproduce the evaporation near the smallest size even when large time step size is given, and thus is expected to be used for the parameterization of the evaporation of small particles in aerosol-transport model.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Chemistry
- General Materials Science