EPA Science Inventory

Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) TRAINING MANUAL

Citation:

Parker, K. AND N. Plaks*. Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) TRAINING MANUAL. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-04/072.

Impact/Purpose:

Information.

Description:

The manual assists engineers in using a computer program, the ESPVI 4.0W, that models all elements of an electrostatic precipitator (ESP). The program is a product of the Electric Power Research Institute and runs in the Windows environment. 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. The authors express the opinion that the LSPVI 4.0W is the most capable ESP modeling program available.

URLs/Downloads:

ESP - IMPROVEMENTS AT NIS POWER PLANTS - ESP TRAINING MANUAL

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 06/30/2004
Record Last Revised: 08/09/2012
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 85180

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

AIR POLLUTION TECHNOLOGY BRANCH