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Power Consumption Analysis of Pulse Jet Filtration System Assisted with Pre-charger using Polyester Conductive Media

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Energy consumption is a vital aspect for any industry considering the cost-effective aspect. The current study embodies the power consumption during filtration of conductive filters at different dust pre-charging levels on laboratory-based pulse jet tubular set up assisted with pre-charger. Three types of polyester conductive non-woven filter materials, viz. PTFE-coated media, stainless steel fibre blended with PET media and stainless steel scrim media, have been characterized at three different charge levels, viz. 4 kV, 8 kV, 12 kV, and without charge. The outcome revealed that there has been a significant drop in power consumption with the rise in pre-charge level. Energy utilization results have further been compared with full-scale bag house condition by calculating the energy consumed for 50 bags. The results showed that among all the materials taken for investigation the performance of PTFE-coated media is the best and role of material is most significant towards the energy consumption by the filtration system. Overall energy consumption decreases with rise in pre-charging level. It is observed that percentage contribution of energy utilized for fan has been much higher for full-scale bag house as compared to tubular-based set-up. However, in case of energy consumed by the compressor, the difference in percentage contribution is relatively less and for energy utilized due to charge, not much variation in contribution can be noted.

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Dutta, S., Mukhopadhyay, A., Choudhary, A.K. et al. Power Consumption Analysis of Pulse Jet Filtration System Assisted with Pre-charger using Polyester Conductive Media. J. Inst. Eng. India Ser. E 102, 17–23 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40034-020-00179-w

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Keywords

  • Total energy consumption
  • Energy consumption for fan
  • Energy consumed by compressor
  • Energy due to charge
  • Pulse jet filtration system assisted with pre-charger