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Main Title Use of electrostatically charged fog for control of fugitive dust emissions /
Author Hoenig, Stuart A.
CORP Author Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Electrical Engineering.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/7-77-131; EPA-R-805228
Stock Number PB-276 645
OCLC Number 04948315
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Electrostatics. ; Dust--Removal. ; Air--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Electrostatic charge ; Fog ; Air pollution control ; Particles ; Agglomerates ; Dust ; Industrial wastes ; Particle size ; Coal ; Iron and steel industry ; Metal industry ; Copper ; Cement ; Fugitive emissions
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-77-131 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/16/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-7-77-131 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/22/2013
EKAM  EPA-600/7-77-131 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/08/1994
ESAD  EPA 600-7-77-131 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-276 645 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation x, 22, [60] pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The report gives results of tests of the use of electrostatically charged fog to control a wide variety of industrial pollutants, ranging from silica flour to SO2 and fly ash. It has been demonstrated that most industrial pollutants acquire an electrostatic charge as they are dispersed into the air. If this charged airborne material is exposed to an oppositely charged water fog there is enhanced contact between the particulates and the fog droplets. After contact is made, the wetted particulates agglomerate rapidly and fall out of the atmosphere. The tests showed that, in general, there has been significant suppression with a minimum of water fog. The technique is therefore well suited to control of moving or fugitive dust sources where the usual hooding and control systems cannot be applied.
Notes
Prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. Grant no. R805228, program element no. EHE623. November 1977. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
We have demonstrated that most industrial pollutants acquire an electrostatic charge as they are dispersed into the air. If this charged, airborne material, is exposed to an oppositely charged water fog there is enhanced contact between the particulates and the fog droplets. After contact is made the wetted particulates agglomerate rapidly and fall out of the atmosphere.