A New Diesel Particulate Filter Using a Metal Foam Filter Combined with Electrostatic Precipitation Mechanism 2007-01-1267
Filtration studies about the metal foam filters combined with electrostatic precipitation, which can be used as a new DPF device, have been performed. Filtration efficiency of the metal foam filter is significantly low because most particles are penetrated through the large filter-pores. However the efficiency was considerably improved by forming a high electric field on the filter surface. The pressure drop was not significantly increased by the particle deposition because the particles do not completely clog the filter pores.