In-situ evaluation of a commercial electrostatic precipitator integrated in a small-scale wood chip boiler

Jordi Cornette, Igor Dyakov, Paul Plissart, Svend Bram, Julien Blondeau

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Electrostatic precipitators (ESP) are an effective means of reducing particulate matter emissions from biomass combustion. This study presents a comprehensive evaluation of the performance of an ESP integrated in a 240 kW wood chip boiler. The boiler-integrated ESP is commercially available and is evaluated in-situ using two types of wood chips, unlike previous studies, which mainly focuses on prototypes or lab-based constructions. The obtained results indicate a mass-based ESP efficiency of 94%–96%, surpassing previously reported values for small-scale boiler-integrated ESPs. Furthermore, the number-based ESP efficiency is 83%–92%, which is in line with values reported in literature. Despite the promising performance, the widespread adoption of integrated ESPs in small-scale appliances faces challenges due to the lack of financial, regulatory and energetic incentives. Nevertheless, the application of ESPs in this context remains crucial in addressing local air pollution and reducing the overall environmental impact of small-scale biomass combustion. To facilitate broader implementation, further research and policy initiatives are necessary. This study provides valuable insights into the true effectiveness of a small-scale ESP in mitigating particulate matter emissions.
Originele taal-2English
Artikelnummer103897
Aantal pagina's8
TijdschriftJournal of Electrostatics
Volume128
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StatusPublished - mrt 2024

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