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Investigation of velocity distribution in channels and chambers of the electrostatic precipitator at TPP Nikola Tesla Unit A1

To achieve the optimum dust removal performance of an electrostatic precipitator, the flue gas should be distributed uniformly over its vertical cross-section. The flow in the upstream flue gas ducts has a significant influence on the downstream gas distribution in the chamber of the precipitator. This paper presents the results of homogeneity assessment of velocity distribution in the ducts and vertical cross-sections of the electrostatic precipitator of unit A1 at the Nikola Tesla thermal power plant in Obrenovac. The measurements confirmed that the reconstruction of the vertical chamber at the front of the precipitator, which was carried out during the overhaul in 2020, effectively solved the problem of the original asymmetric arrangement of the vertical flue gas ducts. Nevertheless, the analysis revealed poor homogeneity of the flow field through the chambers. Therefore, additional measures must be taken to increase the dust removal efficiency of the precipitator.
PAPER REVISED: 2023-10-16
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2023-10-26
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