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Main Title Effects on electrostatic precipitation of change in grain loading, size distribution, resistivity, and temperature /
Author Plaks, Norman.
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Plaks, Norman.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/243; AEERL-P-844
Stock Number PB92-113109
Additional Subjects Electrostatic precipitators ; Air pollution control equipment ; Electric corona ; Space charge ; Particle size distribution ; Performance evaluation ; Temperature effects ; Simulation ; Mathematical models
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NTIS  PB92-113109 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The paper discusses the simulation of the effects of changes to particle loading, particle size distribution, and electrostatic precipitator (ESP) operating temperature, using ESP models. It also illustrates the usefulness of modern ESP models for this type of analysis. Increasing the inlet grain loading and changing the size distribution can affect the performance of ESP to the extent that it can seriously put the plant out of compliance for particulate matter. An increase in inlet grain loading can result in a larger quantity of fine particles, especially if the particle size distribution changes. The resulting particulate space charge, if sufficiently severe, may suppress the corona in the inlet sections to the point that those sections are ineffective and the performance of the ESP degrades. Temperature reduction will improve ESP performance. However, the performance restoration from lowering the temperature may not be sufficient to put the ESP back into particulate compliance, especially for smaller ESPs. Recent improvements in ESP modeling are allowing the effects of space charge to be computed more precisely than previously possible.
Includes bibliographical references. "Presented at 9th Symposium on the Transfer and Utilization of Particulate Control Technology, Williamsburg, VA., 10/16-18/91." Microfiche.