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Main Title Pilot Plant Study of the Effect of a Surface Electric Field on Fabric Filter Operation.
Author VanOsdell, D. W. ; Furlong, D. A. ; Hovis, L. S. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;ETS, Inc., Roanoke, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-02-3186; EPA/600/D-85/242;
Stock Number PB86-117058
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Electric fields ; Dust control ; Pilot plants ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Air filters ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Particles ; Fabric filters ; Electrostatic fabric filters ; Baghouses
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-117058 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 21p
The paper gives results of a pilot plant study of electrostatically augmented fabric filtration (ESFF) to transfer laboratory technology to the field environment. (Note: Electrostatic fields at the fabric surface of fabric dust collectors have been observed in the laboratory to reduce the flow resistance of the collected dust and to reduce the dust penetration into the fabric.) Conclusions include: (1) using an electric field parallel to the fabric surface, without particle charging, to enhance fabric filter operation is operable at pilot scale (the pilot plant operated on flue gas from an industrial boiler); (2) the electrical hardware developed for the pulse-cleaned baghouse is workable and durable in the operating environment and has potential for commercial use; (3) at any given face velocity, the ESFF baghouse has a reduced residual pressure drop and a reduced rate of pressure drop increase when compared with a conventional fabric filter; (4) the pulse-cleaned ESFF baghouse could be operated in a stable fashion at filter face velocities up to about twice that at which the conventional baghouse was stable; and (5) the pilot unit results are consistent with dust cake expansion and lowered porosity due to a tendency to form dendritic structures as the dust cake collects.