A laminar flow, wet electrostatic precipitator (ESP) with planar collecting electrodes preferably made of membranes, such as a woven silica fiber. The collecting electrodes are spaced close to planar discharge electrodes to promote laminar flow (Re<2300). Charging electrodes are positioned upstream of the wet ESP to charge the particulate entering the wet ESP to promote collection. The wet ESP is preferably downstream from a conventional turbulent dry ESP for collecting a substantial portion of the larger particulate in the gas stream prior to the gas stream entering the wet ESP.
H. Pasic et al., "Membrane Laminar Wet Electrostatic Precipitator," U.S. Patents, Aug 2004.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Patent Application Number
US 6,783,575 B2
31 Aug 2004