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Main Title Particulate Control Highlights: An Electrostatic Precipitator Performance Model.
Author McDonald, J. ; Felix., L. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, Ala.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C. Particulate Technology Branch.
Year Published 1977
Report Number SORI-EAS-77-675; EPA-68-02-2114; EPA/600/8-77/020b;
Stock Number PB-277 221
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Particles ; Mathematical models ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Electric fields ; Dust ; Numerical analysis ; Electric corona ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-277 221 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17p
The report describes a computerized mathematical model that can be used to estimate the collection efficiency of electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) of different designs, operating under various conditions. (ESPs are widely used to control emissions of fly ash and other dusts from industrial sources.) Mathematical expressions based on theory are used to calculate electric fields and dust particle charging rates. Empirical corrections are made for non-ideal effects such as a non-uniform gas velocity distribution. The model is expected to aid in improving ESP design and in selecting optimum ESP operating conditions.