Working Principle of Electrostatic Precipitator

The flue gases produced due to combustion of solid pulverized fuel in the furnace contain plenty of dust particles. When a chimney releases these flue gases in the atmosphere without filtering these dust particles, the atmosphere may get polluted. Hence, these dust particles need to be removed from the flue gases as much as possible … Read more

Advantages and Disadvantages of Electrostatic Precipitator

Electrostatic precipitators are ubiquitous nowadays in thermal power plants due to ever-increasing concern about environmental pollution. Electrostatic precipitator uses the high-intensity electric field to ionise the dust particles in the air stream and then the dust particles are collected by oppositely charged collectors (electrodes). The dust particles, once collected are removed from the collector plates … Read more

Components of Electrostatic Precipitator

Electrostatic precipitators are mandatory nowadays in thermal power plants and other power plants where there is a discharge of flue gases. With ever increasing concern about environmental pollution and the need to reduce it, electrostatic precipitators have become a necessity. Electrostatic precipitator uses the high-intensity electric field to ionise the dust particles in the air … Read more

Electrostatic Precipitator Efficiency

Electrostatic precipitators have become the norm now in industries. Due to strict regulation and ever-increasing air pollution, installing one in a thermal power plant or any other power plants where flue gases are released, have become a necessity. But whether electrostatic precipitators perform the function expected from them can be determined by measuring the efficiency … Read more

Types of Electrostatic Precipitator

The world is slowly but continually moving towards a greener future. There is much excitement among engineers about the prospects of greener technology. However, coal-based power plants are still the primary source of electrical power in many countries. Baring few countries in the world like Norway or Iceland, all other countries depend heavily on coal … Read more