An empirical study of the dry soot filtration behavior of a metal foam filter on a particle number concentration basis

Jungmin Seok, Kwang Min Chun, Soonho Song, Jeongmin Lee

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A metal foam filter is a porous metal DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) that has different deposition characteristics to wall-flow-based filters. In this study, the soot particle deposition characteristics of a metal foam filter were examined using a 450μm pore size filter. The pressure drop and the deposited mass were measured and filtration efficiency was derived by measuring the soot particle number concentration at the front and rear side the filter, using a scanning mobility particle sizer. The temperature range under which deposition occurred was set as 150°C, 250°C, and 400°C. The total flow rate was about 30 sLPM (Standard liter per minute), and deposition time was 1h. The mode diameter and number concentration of generated particles was 41nm, 4.39×109/cm3; 128nm, 3.12×109/cm3; and 190nm, 9.24×108/cm3. The filtration efficiency was derived and expressed as a function of the particle diameter and the total number concentration. Mode diameters of 128nm and 190nm were selected for the quantitative measurement of number concentration. The results indicated thatthe filtration efficiency of a metal foam filter is determined predominantly by the particle mode diameter, but is also affected by the deposition temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-957
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 1

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Funding Information:
This study was performed following financial support from the Alantum corporate , which is gratefully acknowledged by the authors.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Pollution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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