Comparing pulsing classifiers for waste-to-energy


Journal Article

Field experience with air classifiers in waste-to-energy has indicated the need for redesign. Previous work indicates a heed to achieve separation based more on density and less on aerodynamic characteristics than is possible with current classifier technology. The development of the concept and theory of pulsed-flow air classification are summarized. Methodology and equipment for testing 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. © ASCE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stessel, RI; Peirce, JJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 112 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 13

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-9402

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9402(1986)112:1(1)

Citation Source

  • Scopus