Fine Particle Generation, Evolution and Control By Small Scale Biomass Combustion Devices

A. Bologa, H.-R. Paur, H. Seifert, K. Woletz & T. Ulbricht
The small scale biomass combustion devices are responsible for fine aerosol emissions. The particles size distribution and particles number and mass concentrations in the exhaust gas from small scale wood combustion devices were investigated. The control of fine particle emissions was done by novel electrostatic precipitator (ESP). The ESP operates on the principle of particle charging in the negative corona discharge and further particle collection under the influence of aerosol space charge in the special...