||Comparison of Electrostatic Precipitator Performance with Pulse and DC Energization.
Sparks, L. E. ;
Ramsey, G. H. ;
Valentine, R. E. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Air pollution control equipment ;
Electrostatic precipitators ;
Pulse modulation ;
Direct current ;
Electrical resistivity ;
Performance evaluation ;
Air pollution control ;
Pulse generators ;
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The paper compares electrostatic precipitator (ESP) performance with pulse and direct current (dc) energization. Pulse power for ESPs has been offered as a possible solution to the problems associated with collecting dust with high electrical resistivity in ESPs. Data have been presented to show a dramatic improvement in ESP performance for pulse vs. dc power supply. In addition to pilot plant tests, EPA participated in a field evaluation of pulse energization of a hot-side ESP. Results of these experiments are discussed in the paper, along with an economic analysis of pulse power.