Resistivity Analysis

CleanAir’s particle characterization laboratory provides flyash resistivity and particle size distribution analysis. A combination of this laboratory data and computer modeling is used to optimize the flyash collection efficiency of electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) and to predict the ESP performance over a wide range of flue gas conditions, such as varying temperatures and SO3 concentrations. The laboratory routinely performs the following:

  • Coal-switching studies that evaluate the resistivity of select coals and blends to predict ESP collection performance
  • Studies of the effect of flue gas conditioning to improve ESP collection
  • Increasing the generating output of units derated due to opacity
  • ESP design/optimization consulting

Related Links

Coal Ash

Resistivity and Flue Gas

Resitivity Modeling

Electrical Properties

Resistivity and Temperature

Resitivity vs Temperature Graph