Particulate Dust Scrubbers

What are Particulate Dust Scrubbers?

Particulate Dust Scrubbers are wet scrubbers specifically targeting particulate abatement, including PM10 and PM2.5. These wet scrubbers are also effective in processes with fine dust or sticky residues, such as food manufacturing, as they reduce the buildup of biological matter during processing.

Types of Particulate Dust Scrubbers

Pollution Systems specializes in high-energy wet scrubbers built to fit your precise needs. Our engineering and design team will focus on identifying a custom solution that intelligently fits your application. We have extensive experience with Venturi Scrubbers and Multi-Vane Scrubbers, and depending on your process, a specific type of scrubber may be most suitable.

How Does a Particulate Dust Scrubber Work?

A liquid – usually water – is injected into the waste gas stream. Then, the liquid droplets entrain particulates from the stream and collect in the sump for blowdown. The treated air stream discharges through the exhaust stack.

However, a wide range of variables impact a scrubber’s design, such as:

  • What is the nature of the particulate or dust to be removed?
  • What is the particulate size distribution? What is the initial pollutant loading/concentration in the waste stream? Is it flammable or combustible?
  • What is the required removal efficiency (DRE)?
  • What is the temperature and flow rate of the waste stream?
  • Where will the scrubber be located, indoors or outdoors?

Benefits of Wet Particulate Scrubbers

In the long term, our wet scrubber solutions will offer highly reliable systems accompanied by low maintenance requirements.

  • Scrubbers are effective at reducing risk of explosion by treating air with high concentrations of combustible dust particles
  • When processing potentially energetic material, the water neutralizes the explosive dusts therefore reducing risk of explosion or combustible events from high concentrations of dust particles.
  • Wet scrubbers are a continuous process and contaminants collect in the water for recovery or treatment
  • Are better equipped to handle processes with grease or sticky residues that would clog filters
  • Efficient for higher PM loading

Common Industry Applications

Is a Particulate Dust Scrubber Right for You?

Contact us to discuss whether a Particulate Dust Scrubber is the best solution for your application, and if so, which type you should consider.

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