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Main Title Mathematical Model for Calculating Electrical Conditions in Wire-Duct Electrostatic Precipitation Devices.
Author McDonald, Jack R. ; Smith, Wallace B. ; Spencer, III, Herbert W. ; Sparks, Leslie E. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-68-02-2114; EPA-600/J-77-172;
Stock Number PB80-184245
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Mathematical models ; Electric potential ; Electric fields ; Electric current ; Voltage ; Electrical properties ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-184245 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15p
The article reports the development of a new method of calculating electrical conditions in wire-duct electrostatic precipitation devices. The method, based on a numerical solution to the governing differential equations under a suitable choice of boundary conditions, accounts for the effect of space charge and is applicable over the entire range of current and voltage before sparkover. The procedure yields voltage-current characteristics and determines the electric potential and electric field strength as functions of position for each current and applied voltage. Predictions of the theory are compared with existing experimental data and the agreement is excellent.