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Air Pollution Control Equipment Selection Guide, Second Edition

By Kenneth C. Schifftner

CRC Press – 2013 – 291 pages

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    978-1-46-656181-6
    September 8th 2013

Description

This book is a good discussion of various air pollution control equipment. It covers a wide range of equipment and gives a good overview of the principles and applications. Very valuable is the practical experiences that are not commonly available in a typical textbook. The language is easy to understand, especially for those who do not have formal training in air pollution control. It provides hybrid systems such as those applied to biomass gasification, odor control using biological technology, plasma arc waste reduction, and more.

Reviews

"As an operator and process engineer, I am constantly searching for insights into what the designer

intended, and how it impacts me five years or more later. This book is an attempt to do that, in a way that

let's the operator troubleshoot control equipment problems without compromising that designers intent.

More of this type book is needed - the chasm between design and operation must be spanned!"

–Rick Ullrich, Wastepro Engineering Inc., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Contents

Air pollution control

It is separation technology

Wet collection of particulate

Dry collection

Gas absorption

The concept of number of transfer units in absorption

The transfer unit concept in gas absorption

Hybrid systems

Adsorption devices

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Operating suggestions

Bioreactors

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Operating suggestions

Dry cyclone collectors

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Operating/application suggestions

Electrostatic precipitators

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Creation of charge

Field charging

Diffusion charging

Design basics

Resistivity of dust

Operating suggestions

Air load/gas load testing

Alignment

Thermal expansion

Air in-leakage

Rapping

Insulator cleaning

Purge heater and ring heater systems

Process temperature

Fuel changes

Evaporative coolers

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Types of gas cooling

Gas conditioning

Basic sizing

The all important atomization

A case history example

Cost considerations

Operating suggestions

Fabric filter collectors

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Operating suggestions

Fiberbed filters

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Acid mist

Asphalt processing

Plasticizer/vinyl/PVC processing

Coating/laminating

Electronics

Textile processing

Metalworking

Lube oil vents and reservoirs

Incinerator emissions

Internal combustion engine crankcase vents

Precious metal recovery

Vacuum pumps

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Operating/application suggestions

Filter cleaning

Fiberbed filter life

Fire protection if the contaminant is combustible

Filament (mesh pad) scrubbers

Device type

Typical applications

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Operating suggestions

Fluidized bed scrubbers

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Operating suggestions

Mechanically aided scrubbers

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Operating suggestions

Packed towers

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Counter flow

Cross flow

Operating suggestions

Settling chambers

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Operating/application suggestions

Spray towers/scrubbers

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Operating suggestions

Nitrogen oxide (NOx) control

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Combustion sources

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Different forms of NOx

NOx measurement units

Thermal NOx

Fuel-bound NOx

Thermal-NOx control strategies

Dilution strategies

Staging strategies

Postcombustion strategies

Operating/application suggestions

Thermal oxidizers

Device type

Typical applications

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Operating suggestions

Tray scrubbers

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Operating principles

Primary mechanism used

Design basics

Operating suggestions

Vane type scrubbers

Device type

Typical applications

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Operating suggestions

Venturi scrubbers

Device type

Typical applications

Operating principles

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Operating/application suggestions

Wet electrostatic precipitators

Device type

Typical applications and uses

Primary mechanisms used

Design basics

Types of wet precipitators

Configuration

Arrangement

Irrigation method

Selecting a wet electrostatic precipitator

Special Applications: Evaporators

Heat Recovery

Gasification

System Diagnostics

Operating suggestions

Appendix A: Additional selected reading

General topics

Industrial ventilation

Air pollution engineering manual

Fan engineering

McIllvaine scrubber manual

Psychrometric tables and charts

Cameron hydraulic book

Mass transfer operations

Various corrosion guides

Publication details

Appendix B: List of photo contributors

Index

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