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Main Title Onset of electrical breakdown in dust layers: 1. : microsparking described by Paschen's law /
Author Young, R. P. ; DuBard, J. L. ; Sparks, L. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
DuBard, James L.
Sparks, Leslie E.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/253
Stock Number PB89-197743
Additional Subjects Electrostatic precipitators ; Dust collectors ; Avalanche breakdown ; Combustion deposits ; Particle size distribution ; Electrical resistivity ; Voids ; Layers ; Water vapor ; Air pollution control equipment ; Cements ; Fly ash ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Reprints
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-197743 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10 pages ; 28 cm
Abstract The paper describes a study of the onset of electrical breakdown in dust layers, for hand-deposited dust layers in a parallel-plate geometry. It was found that the breakdown was an ordinary electron avalanche process originating in voids within the dust layer and obeying Paschen's Law. The size of voids where breakdown occurs was in the range of 10-20 micrometers for the layers used. The distribution of particle sizes in a sample influences its breakdown through changes in the average void dimension where breakdown takes place. Water vapor in the test environment, which affects the electrical conduction mechanism prior to breakdown, lowered the average electric field required to initiate breakdown. Moderate compaction of the sample had little or no effect on its breakdown behavior. (Copyright (c) 1988 APCA.)
Notes "Contract no. CR808973 and CR810284." "Journal article." "EPA/600/J-88/253." "Published in JAPCA, 38:11, pp. 1412-1418, November 1988." Microfiche.
Place Published Research Triangle Park, NC:
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Jnl. of the Air Pollution Control Association, v38 n11 p1412-1418 Nov 88. Prepared in cooperation with Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. ; Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory. ; Southern Research Institute.
Alternate Title Microsparking described by Paschen's law.
PUB Date Free Form 1988.
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20000804184528
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01421nam 2200325Ka 45020