||Evaluation of Pilot ESP Performance with Elevated Loadings from Sorbent Injection Processes.
Sedman, C. B. ;
Valentine, R. E. ;
Plaks, N. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
||4 Sep 91
Electrostatic precipitators ;
Air pollution control equipment ;
Sorbent injection processes ;
Performance evaluation ;
Sulfur dioxide ;
Particle sizes ;
Fly ash ;
Process charting ;
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||The paper gives results of an evaluation of pilot electrostatic precipitator (ESP) performance with elevated loadings from the advanced silicate (ADVACATE) sorbent injection process. Measurements were made of a calcium silicate sorbent injected into a duct upstream of an ESP. The concentration of ADVACATE sorbent submicron particles (=/< 1 micrometer) and projected ESP emissions tended to peak and began to decrease when the overall particulate matter addition rate to the gas stream approached and then exceeded 12 g/Nm3. The submicron fly ash, subjected to the same duct injection, increased linearly with increased injection rates from 3 to 24 g/Nm3. A possible explanation is in-duct agglomeration of fines by the coarse particles, similar to observations reported on cyclone performance evaluations. The duct, flue gas, and sorbent characteristics that affect agglomeration tendencies probably play a major role in the observations presented. Most of the ADVACATE material settled out of the gas stream. Measurements of the gas-suspended residual particulate matter were used to model expected ESP performance. The encouraging results of the modeling suggest that collection of reacted ADVACATE sorbent in a ESP is manageable.
||Presented at the Symposium on Particulate Control (9th), Williamsburg, VA. on October 15-19, 1991.
||PC A03/MF A01