Effect of operating parameters on particle migration velocity in wet electrostatic precipitators


Canada is committed to reducing the level of acid gas and toxic emissions from its coal burning or cement production plants. Since many airborne particles of less than 1 micrometer in diameter are toxic and hazardous for human respiratory system, special environmental concerns are directed towards controlling the emission of ultrafine particles. Wet and dry ESPs are more reliable particulate control devices due to higher collection efficiency, lower pressure drop, lower energy consumption and capability to operate over a wide range of gas temperatures. WESP technology has been developed to collect fine particulate, heavy metals and acid mist for industrial applications. The main objective of this project is to simulate a WESP with hexagonal collecting tubes, one of the major products of the company, and investigate the effect of different operating parameters and geometrical characteristics on precipitator performance for collecting submicron particles to improve the quality of product offerings. 

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Kazimierz Adamiak


Niloofar Farnoosh


TurboSonic Inc.


Engineering - computer / electrical


Environmental industry


Western University



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