Accession Number : ADA131890

Title :   Smoke Abatement by Impaction with Charged Water Droplets.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stone,J P ; Henderson,C M ; Leonard,J T

PDF Url : ADA131890

Report Date : 11 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The use of sprays consisting of electrostatically charged water droplets to knockdown smoke produced by burning diesel fuel in a chamber was investigated. It was found that a fourfold increase in smoke knockdown capability of water droplets can be achieved by imparting and electrostatic charge to the droplets. Positive and negative charges exhibited similar reductions in knockdown time.

Descriptors :   *Smoke abatement, *Electrostatic charge, *Water, Electric charge, Impact, Sprays, Diesel fuels, Drops, Combustion, Test methods, Chambers

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE