Study of the Filtration Process Through a Ceramic Candle Filter

M. Al-Hajeri, A. Aroussi, S. J. Pickering
1999 Volume 2: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations   unpublished
Ceramic candle filters have been developed for cleaning high-temperature high-pressure (HTHP) gas streams. They meet environmental and economical considerations in Combined cycle power plant, where gas turbine blades can be protected from the erosion that occurs due to using HTHP exhaust from the fluidized bed. Ceramic candle filters are the most promising hot gas filtration technology, which has demonstrated high collection efficiencies at high-temperature high-pressure conditions. This paper
more » ... eports a computational fluid dynamics (CF)) investigation of a candle filter. Constant filtration velocity boundary models have been used to investigate the filter in cross flow conditions using the CFI) code FLUENT. Different approach (inlet) velocity to filter faze velocity ratios and different face velocities (ranging from 2 to 5 cm(s) are used in the CF) calculation. Particles in the diameter range 1 to 100 microns are tracked through the domain. The radius of convergence (or the critical trajectory) is compared and plotted as a function of many parameters. The deposition process and the factors that affect the build up of the filter cake have also been studied.
doi:10.1115/99-gt-354 fatcat:nnt25crynrbpljtkdudzr2265a