Performance Characteristics and Dielectric Conditions of a Wet Electrostatic Precipitator Application for Tar Removal

P. Schröder, S. Arumugam, Y. Neubauer & T. Schoenemann
The present study investigates performance characteristics and dielectric conditions of a single stage, single wired wet electrostatic precipitator (ESP) unit. The test object chosen for the present study is a laboratory scale ESP that operates in sequence with a fluidized bed gasifier. The main purpose of the ESP is to clean the product gas of the biomass gasifier. Previous investigations indicated that despite higher cleaning efficiency and operating performance, a small amount of tar contents...