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Title: Analysis of pressure drops in pleated activated carbon cloth filters

Abstract

Activated carbon cloths show interesting properties for the treatment of air that is loaded with volatile organic compounds. The industrial implementation of these new adsorbent materials requires the design of new reactors. Cylindrical pleated filters made from activated carbon cloths and polypropylene layers are studied using a laboratory pilot unit. Experimental pressure drops are measured as a function of the number of pleats. The effect of the overlapping of the pleats, due to the significant thickness of the medium, is shown to be very important. The use of two different parameters (the equivalent section and the equivalent thickness), corresponding to different approaches, is proposed to explain the evolution of pressure drops in such filters. Finally, a threshold criterion for determining a relevant number of pleats is proposed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ecole des Mines de Nantes (FR)
OSTI Identifier:
20075775
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20075775
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 126; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: PBD: Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0733-9372
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; VOLATILE MATTER; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ACTIVATED CARBON; FILTERS; PRESSURE DROP; INDUSTRIAL WASTES; WASTE MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Subrenat, A., Baleo, J.N., and Le Cloirec, P. Analysis of pressure drops in pleated activated carbon cloth filters. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2000)126:6(562).
Subrenat, A., Baleo, J.N., & Le Cloirec, P. Analysis of pressure drops in pleated activated carbon cloth filters. United States. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2000)126:6(562).
Subrenat, A., Baleo, J.N., and Le Cloirec, P. Thu . "Analysis of pressure drops in pleated activated carbon cloth filters". United States. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2000)126:6(562).
@article{osti_20075775,
title = {Analysis of pressure drops in pleated activated carbon cloth filters},
author = {Subrenat, A. and Baleo, J.N. and Le Cloirec, P.},
abstractNote = {Activated carbon cloths show interesting properties for the treatment of air that is loaded with volatile organic compounds. The industrial implementation of these new adsorbent materials requires the design of new reactors. Cylindrical pleated filters made from activated carbon cloths and polypropylene layers are studied using a laboratory pilot unit. Experimental pressure drops are measured as a function of the number of pleats. The effect of the overlapping of the pleats, due to the significant thickness of the medium, is shown to be very important. The use of two different parameters (the equivalent section and the equivalent thickness), corresponding to different approaches, is proposed to explain the evolution of pressure drops in such filters. Finally, a threshold criterion for determining a relevant number of pleats is proposed.},
doi = {10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2000)126:6(562)},
journal = {Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York)},
issn = {0733-9372},
number = 6,
volume = 126,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}