Clogging of an electrically active fibrous filter material: Experimental results and two-dimensional simulations

D. C. Walsh, J. I T Stenhouse

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Abstract

An experimental study has been undertaken in which the loading behaviour of an electrically active fibrous filter material has been investigated. In these experiments both filter pressure drop and penetration have been monitored continuously while samples of filter material have been loaded with monodisperse stearic acid particles. This paper concerns itself only with the pressure drop data. The experimental findings suggest that electrically active materials should have greater dust holding capacities than conventional materials, and a mechanistic explanation as to why this should be is presented. This mechanistic explanation is supported by two-dimensional simulations of dendrite formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-75
Number of pages13
JournalPowder Technology
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1997

Keywords

  • Aerosols
  • Electrostatics
  • Filter clogging
  • Filtration
  • Gas cleaning

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