Electrostatic Screen Battery for Emission Control

Gediminas Mainelis (Inventor), Satya Seshadri (Inventor), Taewon Han (Inventor)

Research output: Innovation

Abstract

Photograph of the ESBEC system


Invention Summary:

Electrostatic Screen Battery for Emission Control (ESBEC) is a device for capturing airborne particulate matter emissions from a variety of mobile and stationary sources, such as diesel engines used in automobiles, marine engines, agricultural equipment, power generation equipment, etc. The ESBEC collects and allows for subsequent removal of collected airborne particulate matter using a wire mesh screen coated with superhydrophobic material and supplied with high voltage. The superhydrophobic coating on the screen surface enables easy removal of the collected particles using liquid medium and helps in regeneration of the screens for continued use. The ESBEC system comprises a screen battery containing multiple screens to remove up to 99% of the particles, including those in nano-size range, from the air stream.

Market Application:

Exhaust emission control.

Advantages:

  • The technology would cost many times less than the existing emissions treatment systems because of the simple design and the use of commonly available materials for fabrication.
  • The technology eliminates nanosized particle pollution created by burn-of in regeneration of conventional filters.
  • Additionally, the unique liquid-based recovery and regeneration system of the ESBEC can provide residual material such as carbon black for other industrial applications (such as tire, rubber, paints, etc.).
  • Virtually zero pressure drop ensures smooth operation when employed downstream of systems that are maintaining a low back pressure to avoid increased fuel consumption. Will increase power and mileage on mobile engines.

Intellectual Property & Development Status:

Patent pending. Available for licensing and/or research collaborations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Feb 2014

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Emission control
Electrostatics
Control systems
Marine engines
Intellectual property
Liquids
Patents and inventions
Carbon black
Tires
Fuel consumption
Paint
Automobiles
Industrial applications
Pressure drop
Power generation
Diesel engines
Pollution
Wire
Engines
Fabrication

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Mainelis, Gediminas (Inventor) ; Seshadri, Satya (Inventor) ; Han, Taewon (Inventor). / Electrostatic Screen Battery for Emission Control.
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Research output: Innovation

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