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Operational tests of an electrostatic precipitator reducing low dust Indexed by: emission from solid fuels combustion
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering, , AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
Publication date: 2021-09-30
Eksploatacja i Niezawodność – Maintenance and Reliability 2021;23(3):569-574
  • An electrostatic precipitator was designed and manufactured to reduce dust from low emission sources.
  • A microprocessor controller with the function of monitoring device operating parameters through the LoRaWAN network was developed.
  • The required dedusting efficiency was achieved with relatively low operating costs of the electrostatic precipitator.
The article presents the continuation of the research aimed at designing, manufacturing and selecting the operating parameters of the electrostatic precipitator for household applications. The tests were carried out in the laboratory and real conditions. The object of the research was a pre-production prototype of the electrostatic precipitator installed in the flue gas duct of a single-family building. The source of exhaust gases was a coal-fired, low-temperature water heating boiler with a nominal power of 21 kW (old generation boiler-year of production: 2007). The obtained results showed that the adopted design of the electrostatic precipitator enables the reduction of dust emissions generated in the combustion of solid fuels in households at relatively low operating costs.
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