The final performance of a baghouse filter depends on the area of the filtering surface, air flow resistance, and the pressure created by fans.
The power of the baghouse is roughly estimated based on previously created designs, with some margin for durability.
The efficiency of mechanical cleaning of a dusty medium depends on the size of the pores in the filtering fabric. It also depends on the minimum, maximum, and average sizes of dust particles. Typically, baghouses for gas or air are designed with the consideration that certain particles should be retained almost 100%. Particles smaller than the diameter of the openings between fabric fibers are also retained, as during the blowing process, the pores are partially clogged.
Baghouses are categorized based on their cleaning technique. The three predominant kinds are mechanical shakers, reverse gas, and pulse jet. Let's consider the pros and cons of each type.