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IJCEE 2014 Vol.6 (1): 64-66 ISSN: 1793-8163
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEE.2014.V6.795

Effects of the Inlet Velocity Profiles on the Prediction of Velocity Distribution inside an Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP)

A. F. Yusop, R. Mamat, M. H. Mat Yasin, and S. Suhaimi
Abstract—In this study, the development of CFD model for the description of operation of electrostatic precipitator has been developed. The model is based on the simulation analysis whereby focused on the gas flow by time-averaged conservation equation of mass and momentum. 2D geometry model was extensively applied due to ease the geometry and analysis. The flow simulation was performed by using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code Fluent. Numerical calculations for the air flow were calculated using the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equation coupled with the realizable k-ε turbulence model equations. Simulations were performed using three velocities at the inlet boundary by considering a uniform (ideal) velocity profile. Simulation with the low velocity profile gives a better flow rate efficiency between the outlet and inlet of the ESP. Overall, all the three velocities give more than 90% of efficiency of the air flow inside ESP chamber.

Index Terms—Electrostatic precipitator, CFD, velocity and flow simulation.

The authors are with Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600, Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia. (e-mail: fitri43@gmail.com, rizalman@ump.edu.my, hafizil@psmza.edu.my, shafiq.suhaimi@gmail.com).

 

Cite:A. F. Yusop, R. Mamat, M. H. Mat Yasin, and S. Suhaimi, "Effects of the Inlet Velocity Profiles on the Prediction of Velocity Distribution inside an Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP)," International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering vol. 6, no.1, pp. 64-66, 2014.

General Information

ISSN: 1793-8163 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Electr. Eng.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Yucong Duan
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E-mail: ijcee@iap.org

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