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Over the last few years, the limitations of conventional filtration technology for separation of particles with diameters less than 5 microns has become increasingly evident. One method which could enhance the efficiency of such devices in this size range is acoustic agglomeration. The realisation of the industrial application of this process requires the design of an efficient agglomeration chamber. The dimensions of such a chamber will be determined by both the choice of sound frequency and the attenuation of the sound energy by the aerosol. This paper compares measurements of the acoustic amplitude attenuation coefficient for liquid (fog) and solid (soot) aerosols with theoretical values.

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Authors: CAPÉRAN P ET AL., JRC Karlsruhe (DE);RIERA FRANCO DE SARABIA E ET AL., Instituto de Acustica, Madrid (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 7th Annual Conference of the Aerosol Society, Bristol (GB), June 29-30, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37678 ORA
Record Number: 199311040 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en