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Optimal Design Of A Settling Chamber - An Air Pollution Control Device

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR030521

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

342 kb

Author(s)

R.C. Bhattacharjee

Abstract

Optimal design of a settling chamber - an air pollution control device R.C. Bhattacharjee Department of Civil Engineering National Institute of techno log^ India Abstract Various industries release dust and smoke to the atmosphere causing air pollution problems. Settling chambers are the devices that are introduced to the industrial exhaust system to remove solid particles from the emission. The particles while passing through the chamber, settle over the settling trays under the action of gravity, thus cleaning the gas. These chambers can collect reasonably small particles with excellent reliability. The design of such structures involves a three-fold problem - it should be functionally efficient, structurally safe during use, and its cost should be minimum. The present status of design of these devices is limited to their fluid dynamic design only based on the particle settling principle with little attention paid to the structural safety and minimization of cost. Presented herein is a meth

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