Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-24-0071
2001-09-23

On the Performance of Car Interior Air Filters 2001-24-0071

In this study, the performances of two filter media, (Cellulose single layer and dual layered wool non wool/cellulose with electrically charged fibre) for automotive cabin air cleaning application, are investigated.
Pressure drops of “clean” and dust loaded filter, fractional efficiencies and behaviour of dust loading were measured. The measurements were carried out in a panel filter housing like that specified by the Society of Automotive Engineers SAE J726 Air Cleaner Test Code. Dual-layered filter, as expected, has filtration efficiency and pressure drops very higher than single layer filter.
The flow fields inside the test housing were, also, measured using a Pitot tube. The filter in the housing is exposed to non uniform velocity with very high velocities in the center and lower velocities toward the edge. These velocity variations may be expected to affect the performance of the filter, in terms of efficiency, pressure drops and dust holding capacity. Simple filter efficiency model based on single fibre inertial interception was applied in order to show the influence of non uniform velocities on the filter efficiency.

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