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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

PI: Virgil A. Marple

Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Inertial Devices Used to Separate Airborne Particles

These researchers use inertial devices to separate airborne particles based upon their aerodynamic particle size. Examples of inertial devices include conventional jet impactors and virtual impactors. The researchers use computational fluid dynamics software to provide insight into the flow fields and particle separation characteristics of these devices.

Group Member

Bernard A. Olson, Research Associate