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A numerical approach to improve the flow model of an electrostatic precipitator

This paper presents a numerical approach to develop an accurate Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model for an electrostatic precipitator (ESP). The flow simulation was performed by using the CFD code FLUENT. Numerical calculations for the air flow are carried out by solving the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations and turbulence is modelled using the realizable k-e turbulence model. Simulation with uniform (ideal) velocity profile is compared with that with measured (real) velocity profile at the inlet boundary. The model developed by using the measured velocity profile at its inlet boundary showed more reliable simulation results.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Start Page

73

End Page

84

Number of Pages

12

Start Date

01/01/2008

ISBN-10

0858258234

Location

Newcastle, N.S.W.

Publisher

Engineers Australia 2008

Place of Publication

Barton, ACT

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Chemeca.