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Experimental Study of the Performance of a Laboratory-Scale ESP with Biomass Combustion: Discharge Electrode Disposition, Dynamic Control Unit and Aging Effect

CINTECX, University of Vigo, Lagoas-Marcosende s/n, 36310 Vigo, Spain
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Sustainability 2021, 13(18), 10344; https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810344
Received: 30 July 2021 / Revised: 8 September 2021 / Accepted: 13 September 2021 / Published: 16 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioresources and Utilization of Biomass in Sustainability)
The increasing use of biomass combustion systems as household appliances for heat generation is causing concern about local air quality. Areas with high concentrations of particulate matter (PM) emissions are linked to health risks. There is a need for a removal device that collects the particles before they reach the atmosphere. Electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) are the most suitable option. In this study, a laboratory-scale prototype ESP was tested with a pellet boiler. Retention efficiencies above 90% were obtained with three different discharge electrode dispositions. The continuous operation of the ESP was achieved with a dynamic control system despite fluctuations in emissions, gas conditions, etc. The accumulation of particles on inner ESP surfaces over the operation time reduced the effectiveness of the electric field, and thus retention efficiency. In this study, the retention efficiency fell from 90% to 31% in 34 h. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomass combustion; electrostatic precipitator; particulate matter; pollution control; small-scale biomass combustion; electrostatic precipitator; particulate matter; pollution control; small-scale
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Cid, N.; Rico, J.J.; Pérez-Orozco, R.; Larrañaga, A. Experimental Study of the Performance of a Laboratory-Scale ESP with Biomass Combustion: Discharge Electrode Disposition, Dynamic Control Unit and Aging Effect. Sustainability 2021, 13, 10344. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810344

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Cid N, Rico JJ, Pérez-Orozco R, Larrañaga A. Experimental Study of the Performance of a Laboratory-Scale ESP with Biomass Combustion: Discharge Electrode Disposition, Dynamic Control Unit and Aging Effect. Sustainability. 2021; 13(18):10344. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810344

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Cid, Natalia, Juan Jesús Rico, Raquel Pérez-Orozco, and Ana Larrañaga. 2021. "Experimental Study of the Performance of a Laboratory-Scale ESP with Biomass Combustion: Discharge Electrode Disposition, Dynamic Control Unit and Aging Effect" Sustainability 13, no. 18: 10344. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810344

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