Mishra, K.K. (2012) A Comprehensive Analysis of the Particle Size and Shape of Fly Ash from Different Fields of ESP of a Super Thermal Power Plant. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 34 (5). pp. 385-395. ISSN 1556-7036

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Fly ash samples collected from the hoppers of various electric fields of electrostatic precipitator attached to two different units (1 and 2) of a Super Thermal Power Plant were critically examined in respect of their particle size distribution and shape. Particle size analysis of each of the samples collected over a period of three months from the dust hoppers of seven fields of each unit (unit 1 and 2) reveals that in general ash particles collected from the hoppers of field 1 are coarser and show bimodal distribution. Ashes from hoppers for other fields of electrostatic precipitator are finer. Ashes from unit 2 have a smaller particle size than those of unit 1. The particle size of the ashes decrease along field 1 to field 7 for both units, with field 7 ashes being the finest. Ashes from fields 5–7 of both the units contain significant amounts of ultrafine particles (particle diameter φ < 5 μm). Shape analysis reveals that ash particles of fields 1 and 2 are irregular in shape and the rest are spherical. The spherical nature of ash particles increases in the sequence of fields 3–7. Ashes of fields 6 and 7 of each unit are suitable for use as fillers/partial replacement of cement in high performance concrete due to an enhanced “ball bearing effect.”

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: electric field, electrostatic precipitator, fly ash, particle size distribution, shape
Subjects: Respiratory Protection Laboratory
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2012 11:32
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2012 11:32
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/763

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