Atmospheric Aerosols and Their Importance

Kommalapati1 and Kalliat T. Valsaraj2 'Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, P.O. Box 519, Mail Stop 2510, Prairie View A& M University, Prairie View, TX 77446 2Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Apart from trace gases, the atmosphere contains a variety of liquids and solids that exist as dispersed phases in the air. They are collectively called aerosols. An aerosol is considered a two phase system consisting of...