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Contact electrification and charge distribution on elongated particles in a vibrating container

Pei, C, Pei, C, Wu, CY, Adams, M, England, D, Byard, S and Berchtold, H (2015) Contact electrification and charge distribution on elongated particles in a vibrating container Chemical Engineering Science, 125. pp. 238-247.

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Abstract

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. The electrostatic charge can be transferred between particles during collisions. The particle shape plays an important role and, in the current study, the charge accumulation and distribution on elongated particles in a vibrating container are investigated using a discrete element method, in which a contact electrification model is implemented. The elongated particle geometry is modelled using a multi-sphere approach. Five different shapes are considered and characterized using a shape factor, δ, which is defined as the ratio of the difference of the radii between the distal sphere and central sphere to the mean radius of the particle. It is found that the net charge on the central sphere is greater than that on the distal sphere when δ<0. For a particle with δ>0, greater net charge is accumulated on the larger distal sphere. The maximum surface charge difference between the distal and central sphere increases as the shape factor increases. The net charge of the granular system with different particle shapes achieves an equilibrium state during the vibrating process. This accumulating process follows an exponential trend.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Pei, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pei, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wu, CYUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Adams, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
England, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Byard, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Berchtold, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 24 March 2015
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.ces.2014.03.014
Additional Information : © 2015. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 20 Oct 2015 08:52
Last Modified : 24 Mar 2016 02:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808587

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