Evaluation of the Ceilcote ionizing wet scrubber
The Ceilcote ionizing wet scrubber installed on a refractory brick kiln was evaluated with tests involving particulate mass emission, particle size distribution, and opacity. The overall efficiency was 93% with an average outlet opacity of 8% on a 1.68 m (5.5 ft) path length. The average particle cut diameter of the scrubber is 0.5 microns with a theoretical power input of 67 W/am3 (2.5 hp/1000 acfm). The theoretical power requirement for the ionizing wet scrubber was 41 W/am3 (1.54 hp/1000 acfm). A cooling tower supplying chilled water to the prescrubber required an additional 26 W/am2 (0.96 hp/1000 acfm) for a total system input of 67 W/am3 (2.5 hp/1000 acfm). It is recommended that the scrubber be considered where practical for the removal of fine particulate matter.