Accession Number : AD0284271

Title :   THE ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION, AND DESIGN OF AN AIRBORNE RADIATION SAMPLING ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : STUART,ROBERT STANLEY

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The analysis, optimization, and design of a twostage parallel plate precipitator are discussed. An IBM 7090 digital computer program is used to achieve all theoretical results. Negative corona discharge is used throughout, and aerosol charging by bombardment and diffusion methods are combined into one time dependent equation. Precipitator optimization theory is presented and the effects on precipitator sensitivity and efficiency of varying corona current, velocity, and geometry are studied in detail. A theoretical design is presented in order to determine the feasibility of precipitation at high velocities and altitudes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, *CHEMICAL PRECIPITATION, *ELECTRICAL CORONA, *ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATION, *FALLOUT, AIRBORNE, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE