Comparing pulsing classifiers for waste-to-energy

Journal Article

The development of the concept and theory of pulsed-flow air classification are summarized. Methodology and equipment for testig various air classifiers are described. Laboratory experimentation shows that pulsed-flow air classification is capable of superior separations by density than conventional classifiers. Comparisons with other types of air classifiers, including passive pulsing classifiers, show the active pulsed-flow air classifier to be superior. Continuous-feed comparison testing with a conventional zigzag classifier shows the superiority of the active pulsed-flow system both in terms of separation efficiency and operational considerations, which are extensively discussed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stessel, RI; Peirce, JJ

Published Date

  • 1986

Published In

  • Journal of Energy Engineering

Volume / Issue

  • 112 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 13