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Main Title Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) Training Manual.
Author Parker, K. ; Plaks, N. ;
CORP Author ARCADIS Geraghty and Miller, Durham, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Jul 2004
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA/600/R-04/072; EPA-68-C-99-201; EPA/600/R-04/072;
Stock Number PB2005-102739
Additional Subjects Electrostatic precipitators ; Training ; Manuals ; Computerized models ; Mathematics ; Electric fields ; Electrodes ; Electrostatic precipitation ; Charged particles ; Emission control ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2005-102739 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/04/2005
Collation 200p
This manual assists engineers in using a computer program, the ESPVI 4.0W, that models all elements of an electrostatic precipitator (ESP). Once an ESP is accurately modeled, the model can be used as an analytical tool to diagnose problems and to suggest ways to improve efficiency. In terms of emissions or electrical use, it can predict the results from various fuels and predict the benefit of equipment additions such as gas conditioning. The manual teaches the engineer how to operate the program and discusses the underlying mathematics. A great deal of attention is given to the practical workings of an ESP. Electrical issues are considered, including the detection and control of reverse ionization, electrode design, and various strategies for controlling and optimizing electric energy use. Mechanical matters such as flue gas cooling and conditioning are discussed as are the characteristics of flue gas that result from various fuels, the particles the flue gases contain, and the electrical qualities of the particles.