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Main Title Overview of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Particulate Technology R and D Program.
Author Plaks, N. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/083;
Stock Number PB85-232296
Additional Subjects Research projects ; Particles ; Air pollution control equipment ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Air filters ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Performance evaluation ; Sulfur dioxide ; Mathematical models ; Pressure reduction ; Technology ; Design criteria ; Reprints ; Fabric filters ; Fugitive emissions ; Electrostatic fabric filters ; E-SOX process
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-232296 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
The paper gives an overview of a number of key projects in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) particulate research and development program having applicability to industry. For electrostatic precipitators (ESPs), it gives results of work on large-diameter discharge electrodes which provide a decrease in penetration of up to a factor of 4 when compared to conventional small-diameter electrodes. It also discusses the multistage ESP which provides a collection efficiency that would require a collecting plate area 4 or 5 times larger with conventional ESP technology. E-SOX technology utilizes the multistage concept to free up space in the ESP for SO2 removals of up to 90%. Electrostatically augmented fabric filtration provides a reduction in pressure drop of about 50%, compared to conventional fabric filtration. Wind tunnel modeling of windbreaks for material storage piles indicates a potential for providing engineering design data that would allow significant emission reduction caused by wind erosion.