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Feasibility Studies for Technologies to Effectively Scrub Soot from Small-Scale Fire Experiments

Published

Author(s)

Anthony P. Hamins, Thomas G. Cleary, Matthew F. Bundy

Abstract

Elimination of particulate from fire exhaust streams is a common issue for fire labs. Two series of fire experiments were conducted in the National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) to test technologies for possible use in the filtration of soot from the Bldg 224 fire research exhaust. The first experimental series used two large surface area pleated cartridge filters to capture particulate in the gas phase. The second series of experiments employed a wet scrubbing system. The experiments showed that neither technology provides adequate performance. The results showed that the first system rapidly clogged and the pressure drop across the filters did not efficiently “recover” to its pre-test value when pulsed. The efficiency of the wet scrubbing soot filtration system was inadequate.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8128
Report Number
8128

Keywords

Fire Exhaust, Smoke, Soot

Citation

Hamins, A. , Cleary, T. and Bundy, M. (2016), Feasibility Studies for Technologies to Effectively Scrub Soot from Small-Scale Fire Experiments, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.8128 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created May 5, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018