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Main Title Applying fabric filtration to coal fired industrial boilers : a pilot scale investigation /
Author McKenna, J. D. ; Mycock, John C. ; Lipscomb., William O.
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Author Title of a Work
Mycock, John C.
Lipscomb, William O.
CORP Author Enviro-Systems and Research, Inc., Roanoke, Va.;Kerr Industries, Concord, N.C.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; Available from National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1975
Report Number 68-02-1092; EPA/650-2-74-058a; EPA-68-02-1093; EPA-ROAP-21ADM-033
Stock Number PB-245186
OCLC Number 37575270
Subjects Fabric filters ; Coal--Combustion ; Filters and filtration
Additional Subjects Boilers ; Air pollution control equipment ; Air filters ; Filter materials ; Dust filters ; Felts ; Woven fabrics ; Tetrafluoroethylene resins ; Dust collectors ; Cost estimates ; Stokers ; Industrial heating ; Feasibility ; Performance tests ; Pilot plants ; Particles ; Nomex polymers ; Fabric filters ; Gore-Tex polymers ; Dralon-T polymers
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EJBD  EPA 650-2-74-058a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/17/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-2-74-058a Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-245 186 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a pilot scale investigation to determine the technoeconomic feasibility of applying a fabric filter dust collector to coal fired industrial boilers. The pilot facility, on a slip stream of a 60,000 lb/hr boiler, was capable of handling 11,000 acfm at an air-to-cloth (A/C) ratio of 6/1. Filter media evaluated were Nomex felt, Teflon felt (two styles), Gore-Tex, and Dralon-T. Fractional efficiency was determined using an Andersen inertial impactor for the four filter media at three A/C levels. The effect of reverse air volume on outlet loading and pressure drop across the bags was evaluated for Nomex felt. Nomex felt achieved the lowest outlet dust concentrations while Teflon felt operated at the lowest pressure drop. All media tested achieved outlet loadings well within allowable limits. Higher collection efficiencies were achieved with Nomex felt by discontinuing reverse air cleaning. Increasing the amount of air used for cleaning does reduce the pressure drop across the bags. Installed annual operating and total annualized costs for a fabric filter and an electrostatic precipitator, capable of handling 70,000 acfm of flue gas from a coal fired boiler, are presented.
Performed by Enviro-Systems and Research, Inc. under EPA contract no. 68-02-1093, ROAP no. 21ADM-033, program element no. 1AB012. "August 1975." "EPA/650-2-74-058a." Project officer: James H. Turner. Includes bibliographical references.