A Rush For Air Scrubbers
Imagine for a minute that you are on a mission during the exciting Gold Rush of California in 1849. You have traveled days to get to the place where people are “striking it rich” and cannot wait to get started so you grab your sieve and head toward the river. You have a long day ahead of you that involves scooping up the soil, sifting it around and hoping that some gold is left in the pan. In this case, the smaller pieces of dirt that are not viewed as valuable are lost through the screen of the sifter and fall to the stream below. What is ideally left in your palm is a small portion of gold particles, which could mean a future homestead, medicine for your son who is suffering from the measles, or just enough to buy a pound of cheese for your family.
This situation is fairly similar to how an air scrubber functions, although it is admittedly a very simple example. In a way, the gold sifters and an air scrubber have kind of opposite opinions in what it views as valuable. With an air scrubber, the clean air that goes through the filter is the wanted product, whereas during the gold rush, the gold that stayed in the man-made filter was the valuable goods. An air scrubber’s purpose is to catch the contaminants and air pollution by filtering out the pieces big enough to be caught in the filter.
Air scrubbers serve a very important purpose in the manufacturing industries, as they make the air cleaner and safer for the workers to breathe in. There are a variety of different types of specific air scrubbers, making it easy to specialize which product would fit best with each specific situation. Although panning for gold the old fashioned way is a thing of the past, air scrubbers will continue to make the air and environment safer for years to come.