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Project Status: complete

Report Published March 1982:

Title: Controls for fine particle emissions from industrial sources in California

Principal Investigator / Author(s): Patterson, Ronald G.

Contractor: Air Pollution Technology

Contract Number: A9-119-30

Research Program Area: Emissions Monitoring & Control

Topic Areas: Stationary Sources


The objectives of this study are to evaluate the effectiveness and cost of control for existing and developing particle technologies that can be applied to the major industrial sources in California. Fine particles have been defined for this study as those particles having an aerodynamic diameter less than 3 ĶmA.

This report presents the design information for the fine particle control technologies in four major categories--scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, fabric filters, and cyclone separators. Emission data and process information are given for fuel combustion, food and agriculture, metallurgical, mineral processing, surface coating, incineration, and wood milling. Capital and annualized operating costs for ten fine particle control devices--Venturi scrubber, Calvert Collision Scrubber, F/C scrubber, charged spray scrubber, SCAT scrubber, ESP, ESP with SoRI precharger, pulse charging ESP, fabric filter and electrified filter-- were estimated for several levels of fine particle collection efficiency.


For questions regarding this research project, including available data and progress status, contact: Heather Choi at (916) 322-3893

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