J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 40, Numéro C8, Novembre 19798e Symposium International sur l'acoustique non linéaire / 8th International Symposium on non linear acoustics
|Page(s)||C8-356 - C8-361|
J. Phys. Colloques 40 (1979) C8-356-C8-361
THE APPLICATION OF SONIC AGGLOMERATION FOR THE CONTROL OF PARTICULATE EMISSIOND. SHAW, J. WEGRZYN, S. PATEL et M.T. CHENG
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA
The feasibility of using sonic agglomeration for particulate emission control in industry is evaluated based on new experimental data obtained at SUNY/Buffalo. Experimental measurements have been carried out in both standing-wave and travelling-wave modes using a combination of high power electromagnetic speakers, aerodynamic sirens and mechanically vibrating piston. Agglomeration mechanisms are discussed : the inertial capture and the hydrodynamic collision. Based on the estimated agglomerator size and the specific energy consumption, possible applications of the acoustic agglomerator in industry is discussed, with special emphasis on the possible use of such a device in an environment in which the combined effects of high-pressure, temperature and chemical corrosion make it difficult to use the conventional devices.