Dust collector handbook: Which wet scrubber is right for me?
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Uncontrolled pollutants can lead to health problems for your workers, safety issues with your products, and even plant-wide shutdowns. To avoid these things, you must employ a means of air quality control.
Wet dust collectors, also known as wet scrubbers, are an increasingly popular type of air quality control for the industrial market. While both remove dust and particulates from your system, wet scrubbers operate quite a bit differently than their dry dust collector counterparts.
Wet scrubbers filter out pollutants through the impingement process using water droplets. The smaller the droplet, the more efficient the wet scrubber. By the inherent mechanisms of their design, wet scrubbers can offer a few key benefits:
- preventing free oxygen from directly interacting with particulate
- eliminating heat sources and dust clouds using water
- eliminating dust dispersion by aggregating dust particles within water droplets
Together, all these features make wet scrubbers perfect for applications with light dust loading, as well as wet or sticky particulate. While the latter can easily clog or bog down baghouses and other forms of dry dust collection, wet scrubbers can keep on filtering out sticky particulate from your air streams with minimal downtime or system maintenance.
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