Wet Scrubbers Win

Keeping the air clean from pollutants is a top priority for companies. There are several reasons for companies to care about this, such as employee health, cleanliness of equipment and the overall safety of the working environment. There are certainly a number of different ways to limit the pollution in the air, but one way that is popular is by implementing a wet scrubber.

Wet scrubbers have a number of advantages that separate them from other variations of air pollution control equipment. They have relatively small space requirements. Since scrubbers reduce the temperature and volume of the exhaust stream, the sizes of fans and ducts are smaller than with other products. The smaller size of the wet scrubber translates to lower capital costs and also an added flexibility with the location of the scrubber. It also works efficiently to remove harmful pollutants from the air, and once the material is collected it does not have the opportunity to escape when it is being transported or removed. Since the wet scrubber has the ability to handle high temperatures, as well as high levels of humidity and gas streams it is able to function in more environments than other varieties. There are virtually no temperature limits or condensation problems that occur when using wet scrubbers, unlike other options of air pollution control equipment.

Controlling dust is tricky in any manufacturing environment, but the use of water certainly helps with this mission. In some cases, the threat of explosions is high when dealing with dry dusts floating in the air. If the gas stream contains both particle matter and gases, wet scrubbers are generally the only single air pollution control device that can remove both pollutants.  The use of water in the wet air scrubbers eliminates the possibility and results in minimal fire and explosion hazards.

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