This study examined the performance of removing aerosol upon a flow rate variable by agglomerating sticky aerosol with calcium hydroxide and removing cohesive aerosol through an experimental apparatus, simulating an actual painting booth. As a result of examining the performance of the filter by fixing the paint spray quantity, the calcium hydroxide input and the filtration area under variable flow rates of 5, 10, and 15 Nm3/min, we confirmed that the filter performance has long average aerosol removing intervals at the 5 Nm3/min flow rate. At the 5 Nm3/min flow rate, there is a low residual pressure drop trend and high fractional collection efficiency, and a high level of total collection efficiency is maintained at 99.42%. When the flow rate is less than 5 Nm3/min, the aerosol settling and experimentation was impossible. With this research, the optimal conditions for the use of sticky aerosol have been examined.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funding: This subject is supported by Korea Ministry of Environment as “Eco Business Advancement Tech Development Business”.
© 2019 by the authors.
- Calcium hydroxide
- Flow rate
- Sticky aerosol
- Total collection efficiency
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science (miscellaneous)