Models for the Simulation of Electrostatic Precipitators

  • Roger Godard
  • Jen Shi Chang
  • Xiaoyi Xu


The prime objective of this work is to present models for the prediction of electrostatic collection (precipitation) of fine particulate from industrial flue gases. This technique includes a coupling between fluid flow, electric parameters, and fine particle transport inside electrostatic precipitators [1,2,3]. The final objective is the optimization of the parameters involved in the reactor.


Electrostatic Precipitator Charged Dust Attachment Coefficient Constant Stepsize Charge Dust Density 
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  • Roger Godard
  • Jen Shi Chang
  • Xiaoyi Xu

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