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W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., L3650


RTI International, . U., & ETS Incorporated, . U. (2006). W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., L3650. (The Environmental Technology Verification Program - Control of PM2.5 Emissions by Baghouse Filtration Products; No. EPA Cooperative Agreement CR 83191101-1). Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development.


This report reviews the filtration and pressure drop ()P) performance of W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.’s L3560. Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) testing of this technology/product was conducted during a series of tests in October, 2005, by ETS, Inc. (ETS), under contract with the Air Pollution Control Technology (APCT) Verification Center. The objective of the APCT Center and the ETV Program is to verify, with high data quality, the performance of air pollution control technologies. Control of fine particle emissions from various industrial and electric utility sources employing baghouse control technology is within the scope of the APCT Center. An APCT Center program area was designed by RTI International (RTI) and a technical panel of experts to evaluate the performance of particulate filters for fine particle (PM2.5) emission control. Based on the activities of this technical panel, the Generic Verification Protocol for Baghouse Filtration Products was developed. This protocol was chosen as the best guide to verify the filtration performance of baghouse filtration products (BFPs). The specific test/quality assurance (QA) plan for the ETV test of the technology was developed and approved in May 2000. The goal of the test was to measure filtration performance of both PM2.5 and total PM as well as the pressure drop characteristics of the W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. technology identified above.