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Main Title A manual for the use of electrostatic precipitators to collect fly ash particles /
Author McDonald, J. R. ; Dean., Alan H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Dean, Alan H.
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/8-80-025; SORI-EAS-80-066 (3540-7); EPA-68-02-2114; 60088025
Stock Number PB81-112757
OCLC Number 07958314
Subjects Electrostatic precipitation ; Fly ash--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Fly ash ; Manuals ; Electric power plants ; Particles ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Particle size distribution
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-80-025 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/14/2009
EJBD  EPA 600-8-80-025 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/09/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/8-80-025 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/12/2004
ESAD  EPA 600-8-80-025 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/30/2018
ESAD  EPA 600-80-025 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 04/09/2019
NTIS  PB81-112757 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxxvi, 746 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report incorporates the results of many studies into a manual oriented toward the collection of fly ash particles (produced by the combustion of pulverized coal) by electrostatic precipitation (ESP). It presents concepts, measurement techniques, factors influencing ESP performance, data and data analysis from a practical standpoint. Extensive use of data from full-size ESPs should familiarize the user with what to expect in actual field operation. The manual covers fundamentals of ESP, mechanical and electrical components of ESPs, factors influencing ESP performance, measurement of important parameters, advantages and disadvantages of cold-side, hot-side, and flue-gas-conditioned ESPs, safety aspects, maintenance, troubleshooting, the use of a computer model for ESP, and features of a well-equipped ESP. Studies considered in this report include those, by various individuals and organizations, on comprehensive performance evaluations of full-scale ESPs, in situ and laboratory measurement of fly ash resistivity, rapping reentrainment, evaluations of the effects of flue gas conditioning agents on ESP performance, fundamental operation of hot-side ESPs, basic laboratory experiments, and development of a mathematical model of ESP. Information from these studies can be used by power plant personnel to select, size, maintain, and troubleshoot ESPs.
"Southern Research Institute." "May 1980." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-02-2114, task no. 7, program element no. EHE624." "SORI-EAS-80-066 (3540-7)"--Technical rept. data page.