||Fractional penetration of paint overspray arrestors
Darvin, Charles H.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div. ;Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
||Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
||PB97-147953 ; EPA-600/R-97-011
Spray painting ;
Air pollution control equipment ;
Performance evaluation ;
Air cleaners ;
Quantitative analysis ;
Fractional penetration ;
Overspray arrestors ;
||Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||x, 94 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report describes the development of fractional penetration curves for liquid droplet penetration of overspray arrestors for discrete droplet diameters from 0.3 to 10 micrometers. These data points were obtained for two conditions: (1) for a clean arrestor, and (2) for an arrestor coated with paint. The paint was applied to the arrestor by spraying high solids baking enamel from a spray gun directed at the paint overspray arrestor with the air flowing at a face velocity of 120 fpm (0.61 m/sec). This work demonstrated that, for the conditions of the tests, the behavior of the paint overspray arrestor is peculiar to the design of the arrestor. The program also defined the efficiency of the test method used to define the fractional penetration.
Prepared for U.S. Environmental Agency, Office of Research and Development. "Control Technology Center" -- Cover. "February 1997." Includes bibliographical references (p.50)