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|Title:||Performance evaluation of wet scrubber system for industrial air pollution control|
|Authors:||Danzomo, Bashir A.|
Salami, Momoh-Jimoh E.
Khan, M. R.
Nor, I. M.
|Keywords:||Industrial air pollution|
Wet scrubber system
|Publisher:||ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences|
|Citation:||Danzomo, B. A., Salami, M. E., Jibrin, S., Khan, M. R., & Nor, I. M. (2012). Performance evaluation of wet scrubber system for industrial air pollution control. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 7(12), 1669-1677.|
|Abstract:||The concentration of pollutants emitted from industrial production are generally toxic and hazardous, which can be a serious health risk to humans not limited to respiratory ailments (asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis, etc) but also to the photosynthesis in plants. In this study, a pilot scrubber system for PM10 control has been designed using data obtained from cement industry. A model for the overall collection efficiency of counter current scrubber system and Langmuir’s approximations were used to predict the performance of the system by considering droplet sizes of 500µm, 1000µm, 1500µm and 2000µm. The range of liquid to gas ratio recommended by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been used to investigate the appropriate ratio for optimum performance of the system. Due to reversed flow in the Langmuir’s approximation, negative collection efficiencies for the 1µm dust particle were obtained. For 5µm and 10µm dust particles, the maximum collection efficiencies were determined to be 99.988% and 100.000% at 500µm droplet size and 2.7 l/m3 while the minimum was obtained to be 43.808% and 58.728% at 2000µm droplet size and 0.7 l/m3. The predicted performance of the scrubber system was then validated using the World Health Organization (WHO) air quality standard for PM10.|
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