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Main Title In-stack plume opacity from electrostatic precipitator/scrubber system at Harrington unit 1 /
Author Sparks, L. E. ; Sparks, Leslie E.
CORP Author Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Particulate Technology Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-118
Stock Number PB-299 215
OCLC Number 08276353
Subjects Electrostatic separators ; Scrubber (Chemical technology)
Additional Subjects Southwestern Public Service Company ; Air pollution control equipment ; Scrubbers ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Mathematical models ; Opacity ; Particles ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Plumes ; Standards ; Pressure ; Collectors ; Venturi scrubbers ; Numerical solution
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NTIS  PB-299 215 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 24 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of theoretical modeling of particulate emission and in-stack plume opacity for the electrostatic precipitator (ESP)/scrubber system at Southwestern Public Service Company's Harrington Unit 1. The theoretical results of an emission rate of 17.8 ng/J and opacity of 35% are in good agreement with data from compliance testing of the unit. The calculations indicate that 20% opacity can be achieved (1) by increasing specific collector area (SCA) of the ESP by 25% and leaving the scrubber pressure drop alone, (2) by increasing scrubber pressure drop by a factor of 4 and leaving the ESP alone, (3) by replacing the existing marble bed scrubber with a venturi scrubber, increasing the pressure drop by 20%, and leaving the ESP alone, or (4) by doubling the SCA of the ESP and removing the scrubber. Calculations showing the impact of high in-stack opacity on the downwind appearance of the plume are also included.
"Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Particulate Technology Branch." "May 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "Program element no. EHE624A."