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Main Title Fugitive and fine particle control using electrostatically charged fog /
Author Hoenig, Stuart A. ; Hoening, Stuart A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Drehmel, Dennis C.
CORP Author Arizona Univ., Tucson.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-078; EPA-R-805228
Stock Number PB-298 069
OCLC Number 53915959
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Fines ; Electrostatics ; Fog ; Particles ; Water ; Design criteria ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Dust ; Performance evaluation ; Aerosols ; Sulfur dioxide ; Cyclone separators ; Fugitive emissions
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-078 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/19/2003
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-078 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-078 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-298 069 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation xi, 88 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a study of fugitive and fine particle control using electrostatically charged fog. Most industrial pollutants acquire an electrostatic charge as they are dispersed into the air. Exposing this charged airborne material to an oppositely charged water fog enhances contact between the particles and the fog droplets. After contact, the wetted particles agglomerate rapidly and fall out of the atmosphere. This technique has been tested on a wide variety of industrial pollutants ranging from silica flour to SO2 and fly ash. In general, there has been significant suppression of pollution with a minimum of water fog. In addition, electrostatic hoods and screens can be used to push or direct pollutants to the proper area for collection. The system is therefore well suited to control of moving fugitive dust sources where the usual duct and baghouse systems are ineffective or too costly. The charged fog systems are now being tested in varous industrial applications with generally good results. All work to date, including industrial applications that have been released by the companies involved, are discussed in the report. The report covers work on: developing new charged fog systems for controlling fugitive dust; demonstration testing of the systems in industrial locations; and designing and constructing a high-temperature stack simulator for fog gun testing.
Project Officer: Dennis C. Drehmel. University of Arizona "March 1979." "EPA-600/7-79-078."