Particle motion in a barbed plate electrostatic precipitator

P. J. McKinney, Jane H Davidson

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A barbed plate electrostatic precipitator has been designed to provide a more uniform current density distribution and electric field in the inter-electrode gap. Particle motion in the novel precipitator is observed via a laser light-sheet and measured with a laser Doppler velocimeter. Results indicate that turbulence is more uniformly distributed in the barbed plate precipitator than in a wire-plate precipitator and that transverse particle velocities are higher in the barbed plate precipitator. Additionally, large scale secondary flows are observed in the wire-plate precipitator, but not the barbed plate precipitator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1505-1512
Number of pages8
JournalConference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 29th IAS Annual Meeting. Part 3 (of 3) - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Oct 2 1994Oct 5 1994


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