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Selecting operating parameters of an electrostatic precipitator decreasing emission of solid fuels fly ashes
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AGH University of Science and Technology al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics
Publication date: 2018-09-30
Eksploatacja i Niezawodność – Maintenance and Reliability 2018;20(3):495-501
The article presents the results of research aimed at developing the construction of an ESP (electrostatic precipitator), as well as the performance and selection of operating parameters of the ESP for household applications. The object of the experiment was the ESP prototype, designed and made by the authors, assigned to be placed in a gas pass of a detached house. A simulation of dustiness caused by burning solid fuels has been done. The experiment has been carried out for two different degrees of dust concentration at the ESP inlet, by controlling the given voltage. The results proved that the proposed constructional solution of the ESP significantly limits low emission PM2.5 and PM10 dust emitted during the process of burning solid fuels: coal and/or biomass in boilers and fireplaces used in households or in small local boiler houses.
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