I am working on capturing air pollution particulate matter from Diesel Generators. Consider the following scenario.
- A 15KVA generator that outlets smoke from the exhaust
- The smoke goes into our capture setup.
- After every 30-40 mins of operation we need to electro-mechanically clean the capture setup. The cleaner assembly takes approx. 60 seconds.
- For that duration we need to re-direct the flow of the exhaust to another outlet with some kind of timing/logic
i.e. The best example is a ‘Y’ configuration attached to the exhaust, where the flue gas will flow only in one exhaust at a time.
For the better understanding I am enlisting the design parameters as follows:
- Flue gas velocity: 15 m/s
- Diameter of the pipe at inlet: 4 inches
- Diameter of the pipe at outlet: 4 inches
- Operational temperature: 450°C - 500°C
I am looking at a lowcost/robust way to solve this problem :) as we're building this prototype on a budget, hence we want to examine all the options/suggestions that might be suitable in achieving our above goal/purpose.
PS: I've already looked at the standard diverter valves- but they seem to be an overkill/very expensive(like 2500$)/not designed for our application where temp. is high.