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Main Title Study of horizontal-spray flux force/condensation scrubber /
Author Calvert, Seymour,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Cooper, Douglas W.,
CORP Author A.P.T., Inc., San Diego, Calif.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/2-76-200; EPA-68-02-1328; EPA-ROAP-21ADL-002
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 04104058
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States ; Scrubber (Chemical technology)
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Particles ; Scrubbers ; Pilot plants ; Industrial wastes ; Fines ; Combustion products ; Concentration(Composition) ; Particle size ; Economics ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Operating costs ; Cost estimates ; Flux force/condensation scrubbers ; Wet methods
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EKBD  EPA-600/2-76-200 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/20/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-200 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-200 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-262 669 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 103 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a laboratory pilot-scale evaluation of a Flux Force/Condensation (FF/C) scrubber for collecting fine particles, those smaller than 2 micrometers in diameter. FF/C scrubbing includes the effects of diffusiophoresis, thermophoresis, Stefan flow, and particle growth due to water vapor condensation. The FF/C scrubber tested was of horizontal spray configurations. Effects of the scrubber configurations, liquid and gas flowrates, particle number concentration, and the amount of vapor condensation were studied experimentally. Fractional particle penetrations were measured with cascade impactors and are presented in terms of particle penetration as a function of particle size. The experimental results are compared with predictions from mathematical models. Optimum operational regions and the technical and economic feasibility of FF/C scrubbing are determined and demonstrated for a fine particle pollution source. It was confirmed that FF/C scrubbing is an attractive control method for fine particles when high efficiency is required or when the gas is hot enough to evaporate the necessary water vapor for condensation in the scrubber. A program to demonstrate FF/C scrubbing at pilot scale for the control of fine particulate emissions from industrial sources is described.
Contract no. 68-02-1328, ROAP no. 21ADL-002, program element no. 1AB012. Issued July 1976. Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-83).