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Evolving With Electrostatic Precipitators

Seeing smoke stacks on the horizon has become a symbol of a large city with a manufacturing focus. For cities with a strong manufacturing backbone, certain precautionary steps are needed in order to ensure that the manufacturing environments do not cause harm or damage to the environments in which they operate in. The way these companies protect their community, employees and work environment from harmful pollutants is through the use of air pollution control equipment.

One such type of air pollution control equipment is an electrostatic precipitator. Electrostatic precipitators collect the particles from a flowing gas through the use of an induced electrostatic charge. Electrostatic precipitators are highly efficient filtration devices that minimally impede the flow of gases through the device, and can easily remove fine particulate matter such as dust and smoke from the air stream. An electrostatic precipitator only applies energy to the particulate matter being collected and therefore is very efficient in its consumption of energy

Electrostatic precipitator manufacturers are already aware of the numerous benefits that come from using this type of air pollution control equipment. As previously mentioned, they are very energy efficient machines. This has a big impact on a society that is constantly driven by the need to become more “green” and reduce energy usage wherever possible.  First introduced in 1906, the electrostatic precipitator has matured into a staple in the air pollution control realm. The use of this collector is growing rapidly because of the new strict air quality codes. An electrostatic precipitator can be designed to run at any desired efficiency for use as a primary collector or as a supplementary unit to a cyclone collector. This makes the machine efficient in energy use and also a cost effective option for many manufacturing environments.