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Main Title Modeling Wave Form Effects in ESPs: The Algorithm in ESPM and ESPVI.
Author Lawless, P. A. ; Plaks, N. ; Altman, R. F. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Electric Power Research Inst., Chattanooga, TN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher 1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-R812281; EPA/600/D-91/258;
Stock Number PB92-121243
Additional Subjects Electrostatic precipitators ; Air pollution control ; Waveforms ; Electric corona ; Mathematical models ; Stationary sources ; Electric sparks ; Space charge ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-121243 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15p
The paper details the ways in which waveform effects in electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) are modeled. The effects of waveforms on particle charging, space charge corona suppression, and sparking are examined. The paper shows how the models extend these results to the case of intermittent energization. Electrical energization waveforms were discovered to have an unexpected large role during the development of two ESP programs, ESPM and ESPVI 4.0. The model that predicted laboratory voltage/current curves superbly gave unacceptably high current densities for large scale ESPs. This is primarily due to the waveforms: pure dc in the laboratory and pulsating dc in the field.