Alex Sheremet, Cihan Sahin, Andrew J. Manning


We present a brief review of the key assumptions at the basis of the kinetic description of aggregation-fragmentation processes. The goal is to provide a consistent foundation for using the aggregation-fragmentation equation as a framework for modeling flocculation. The derivation presented here is illustrated using a simple form of the equation that describes the dynamics of a 3-class distribution subject to elementary collisions of order 2, with arbitrary interaction coefficients.


flocculation; kinetic equations; aggregation-fragmentation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v35.sediment.27