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Main Title Measured Fine Particle Collection Characteristics of Four Novel Scrubbers.
Author McCain, Joseph D. ; Harmon, Dale L. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-68-02-1480 ;EPA-68-02-2181; EPA-600/J-80-089 ; IERL-RTP-P-107
Stock Number PB81-122723
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Fines ; Scrubbers ; Particles ; Energy consumption ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-122723 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 9p
The report gives results of performance tests to determine the fine particle collection of four novel scrubbers: a Lone Star Steel Steam-Hydro Scrubber, an Aronetics (Chemico) Two-Phase Jet Scrubber, an Entoleter Centrifield Scrubber, and a CEA Variable-Throat Venturi Scrubber. The energy consumption of the scrubbers ranged from about 3000 to 400,000 J/std cu m (dry). Collection efficiencies for 1-micrometer diameter particles ranged from about 75% for the collector operating with the lowest energy consumption to 99.995% for the highest. Fractional collection efficiencies were measured using a variety of inertial, optical, diffusional, and electrical methods for particle diameters of from about 0.01 to about 5 micrometers for each device tested. In addition, the overall collection efficiency was measured using either EPA Method 5 or 7. Two of the devices were controlling emissions from primary metallurgical processes; one, from an asphalt batching plant; and one, from a pulverized-coal-fired utility boiler. (Copyright (c) The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1980.)