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A study of a wire-plate eletrostatic precipitator operating in the removal of polydispersed particles

By S. W. Nóbrega, M. C. R. Falaguasta and J. R. Coury

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Performance of a wire-plate electrostatic precipitator in the removal of particles with a wide particle size distribution was evaluated. The experimental rig utilized consisted of a set of three precipitators whose dimensions could be varied. It was observed that precipitator performance increased with an increase in the gap between the collecting plates, which resulted in a substantial increase in energy consumption per volume of cleaned gas. The grade efficiency predicted by correlations from the literature did not match the experimental measurements, and a new correlation is proposed

Topics: electrostatic precipitator, gas cleaning, particle collection
Publisher: Brazilian Society of Chemical Engineering
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:scielo:S0104-66322004000200018
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