Reduction of particle reentrainment using porous fence in front of dust samples

Cheng Hsiung Huang*, Chin I. Lee, Chuen-Tinn Tsai

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Wind tunnel experiments were conducted to measure the emission factor of particle reentrainment from a dust sample with or without a porous fence. The effect of wind velocity, fence porosity, and distance between the fence and the dust sample on the emission factor was studied. A 20% porous fence was found to be effective for reducing the particle reentrainment at a low wind velocity of 5 m/s. When the wind velocity was increase from 7 to 15 m/s, the results show that the particle reentrainment can also be reduced in a certain region behind the fence (x/H < 4, x = distance between fence and sample; H=fence height) for the 20% porous fence. A linear multivariable regression model was fitted to the logarithmically transformed experimental data. The good fit of the regression model makes it possible to estimate emission rate as a function of the dimensionless distance (x/H), the wind velocity, and the elapsed time. Journal of Environmental Engineering

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1644-1648
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005


  • Dust
  • Emissions
  • Entrainment
  • Fences
  • Porosity
  • Wind tunnels

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