Performance of a Pilot-Scale Wet Electrostatic Precipitator for the Control of Sulfuric Acid Mist and Fine Particulates
Sang Hyun Jeong1, Sung Hoon Shim1, Dong Keun Song1, Won Seok Hong1, Jeong Hee Hong2, Sang-Sup Lee3
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1Environmental and Energy Research Division, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials,
171 Jang-dong Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-343 Republic of Korea
2KC Cottrell, 160-1 Dongkyo-dong Mapo-gu, Seoul, 121-898 Republic of Korea
3Department of Environmental Engineering, Chungbuk National University,
410 Sungbong-ro Heungduk-gu, Cheongju, 361-763 Republic of Korea
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2013;22(2):409–415
Because sulfuric acid mist and fine particulates such as PM2.5 are difficult to capture in typical dry electrostatic precipitators (ESPs), using a wet ESP is a viable option for the control of sulfuric acid mist and fine particulates in a flue gas. In this study, bench-scale tests were first conducted to find acceptable methods for achieving uniform water distribution and effective discharge. Based on the bench-scale results, a pilot-scale wESP was designed and constructed. The pilot-scale wESP demonstrated good performance on the removal of sulfuric acid mist and fine particulates.