The principle of sustainable development comes forth more and more, thus the environmental protection, triggering a tightening of environmental regulations. This trend can be observed in the standards for air quality, which control the amount of dust that can get into the air. Initially there were regulations for 10 micron particles (from the ParticulateMatter expression they made the PM10 sign), but nowadays regulations appeared for PM2,5 too.
The electrostatic precipitator is one of the most efficient tool in the industry to lower the amount of dust get into the air. Due to the high investment cost (can be over 40 million dollars) and the fact that most of these installations were made for PM10, the existing facilities must be improved to meet the more stringent requirements. A proper ESP model helps to understand the processes occurring in these installations, and helps to maximize the efficiency of the existing facilities.
In my diploma work I got acquainted with the ESP model made by the professors of Electric Power Engineering and the Fluid Mechanics Departments in Budapest University of Technology and Economics. My goal was to upgrade the existing model, and to make a modern software. During that time I have also acquainted with the fundamentals of .NET programming, and how can we implement numerical methods in this environment as well as visualize the results.