Effect of Surface Material on Particle Removal Using High Speed Air Jet

Kuniaki Gotoh, Syoji Takebe, Hiroaki Masuda

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The effect of surface material on the removal of particles deposited on the surface was studied using a high-speed air jet. The particle-removal experiments were conducted under various humidities. The removal efficiency for any surface material showed the maximum value at a certain relative humidity. It was found that the humidity for maximum efficiency was dependent on the surface roughness. The optimum humidity was well predicted by Kelvin's equation in which the effect of surface roughness was introduced. The variation of removal efficiencies with surface materials depended not only on the surface roughness, but also on the physical/chemical characteristics. The tendency of variation was well explained by a model in which the change in Hamaker's constant caused by adsorbed water molecules and the surface tension of bridging liquid were taken into consideration with appropriate surface characteristics. The removal efficiency in the low-humidity region was well predicted by the model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-692
Number of pages8
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Deposited Particles
  • Fine Particles
  • High-Speed Air Jet
  • Removal Efficiency
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Surface Material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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