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Main Title Evaluation of an electrostatic precipitator for control of emissions from a copper smelter reverberatory furnace /
Author Nichols, Grady B., ; McCain, Joseph D. ; McCormack, James E. ; Smith, Wallace B.
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Author Title of a Work
Nichols, Grady B.,
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/2-80-151; EPA-R-804762
Stock Number PB80-215429
OCLC Number 06884519
Subjects Copper industry and trade--Equipment and supplies ; Smelting--Waste disposal ; Electrostatic precipitation
Additional Subjects Electrostatic precipitators ; Air pollution control equipment ; Smelters ; Copper ; Reverberatory furnaces ; Evaluation
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD172.E46 600 1980, no.151 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-2-80-151 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/08/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-80-151 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/09/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-80-151 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-80-151 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-215429 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 64 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This report describes tests to evaluate the performance of an electrostatic precipitator installed on a copper reverberatory furnace. Particle size measurements were made with modified Brink cascade impactors in order to calculate the ESP fractional efficiency. The particle size distributions at the inlet and outlet were both found to be bimodal. The overall mass median diameter of the inlet distribution was greater than 10 micrometers. The SRI-EPA computer model was used to simulate the ESP performance. Values of the mass collection efficiency were found by instack filters to be 96.7%, and by cascade impactors to be 96.6%. The computer model predicted an overall efficiency to be 96.8%, which is also the design efficiency. The particulate matter was found to be very cohesive and hygroscopic, and the composition (color) varied from impactor stage to stage. There was no evience of electrical problems due to particle resistivity or space charge.
"Southern Research Institute." "June 1980." Includes bibliographical references. "Grant no. R804762."