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2017-03-28

Development of a Particulate Trapping System and Investigation of Effects of Viscosity of the Filter Media Using Experimental and Computational Methods 2017-01-1320

A cost effective, portable particulate management system was developed, prototyped, and evaluated for further application and commercialization, which could remove and dispose particulate matter suspended in air efficiently and safely. A prototype of the present system was built for experimental assessment and validation. The experimental data showed that the developed particulate management system can effectively clean the air by capturing the particles inside it. Effects of viscosity of filter medium on the performance of the developed system were also discussed. The present system is very flexible, whose size and shape can be scaled and changed to be fit for different applications. Its manufacturing cost is less than $10. Based on the experimental validation results, it was found that the present system can be further developed, commercialized, and applied for a variety of industries. The experiments and experimental data were simulated and validated using computer fluent dynamics (CFD). A relatively good agreement was achieved between the experimental and computational results.

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