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Main Title Performance of a high velocity pulse-jet filter /
Author Leith, David. ; First, Melvin W. ; Gibson., Dwight D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
First, Melvin W.,
Gibson, Dwight D.,
CORP Author Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600-7-78-131; EPA-R-801399
Stock Number PB-284 332
OCLC Number 04936221
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Filters and filtration.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Air filters ; Cost analysis ; Operating costs ; Performance evaluation ; Pressure ; Velocity ; Design criteria ; Fabric filters ; Pulse jet filters
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-131 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/24/2013
EJED  EPA 600-7-78-131 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/17/2019
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-131 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/05/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-131 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-284 332 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation x, 56 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Pulse-jet fabric filters have captured an increasing share of the industrial air filtration market and currently make up half the fabric filter sales in the United States. (1) Part of the reason for their popularity is that pulse-jet filters operate with an air to cloth ratio, or superficial filtration velocity, substantially higher than that used in a filter cleaned by other means. As a result, pulse-jet filters are more compact and may be less expensive to purchase, although the cost for compressed air used in pulse cleaning can be appreciable. The report gives results of an economic analysis of pulse-jet filtration. It shows that, if the device is operated continuously, the filtration velocity associated with least total annualized cost is about 3 cm/s (6 ft/m). As annual operating time decreases, operating costs decrease; however, fixed cost remains about the same. Although the analyses depend on the particular values for cost factors used in the economic model, the least cost trend of increased velocity with decreased operating time should stand, regardless of the values used. As filtration velocity increases, penetration also increases. Experiments determined that essentially all penetration through the filter is due to seepage, and that almost no particles penetrate straight through without stopping. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)
Prepared for Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. Grant no. R801399, program element no. EHE624. "EPA 600-7-78-131." "July 1978." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references.