Sulfuric Acid Scrubbers

Due to its reactivity and oxidizing properties, sulfuric acid is an explosive hazard within manufacturing processes. Our scrubbers will remove sulfur-based substances from your process emissions to keep your operations running smoothly.

Why Does Sulfuric Acid Need Emission Control?

Sulfuric acid is reactive and acts as a strong oxidizer that can enhance the combustion of other substances. Classified as a hazardous substance, facilities that emit sulfur-based substances such as sulfuric acid or sulfur dioxide must remove these toxic byproducts from their emissions.

Sulfuric Acid Scrubber Design

Wet Scrubbers remove pollutants by injecting liquid into the gas stream; in Dust Scrubbers, the particulate is caught by water droplets, preventing it from escaping through the exhaust pipe. Chemical Scrubbers function differently – the liquid introduced into the gaseous waste stream causes chemical reactions that convert the pollutant(s) into a different chemical compound.

In the case of Sulfuric Acid Scrubbers, efficiency is critical due to the corrosive nature of sulfuric acid gas. Many Wet Sulfuric Acid Scrubbers utilize a multi-stage approach, first using a bed of packed media with recirculated liquid caustic (sodium hydroxide solution) which acts as a base to neutralize the acid, and finally using a mist eliminator to remove water vapor.

Process Considerations

Wet Sulfuric Acid Scrubbers can vary widely in terms of size and design; several factors must be considered, including:

  • The amount and concentration of sulfuric acid in the waste stream
  • The presence of other pollutants in the waste stream
  • The process conditions, such as exhaust temperature and flow rate

Our systems are comprehensive, including all the necessary equipment to function as a complete solution.

Tailored Sulfuric Acid Scrubbers to fit Your Precise Application

Specializing in Sulfuric Acid and other Wet Scrubbers, our experienced design team focuses on developing a solution to fit your precise needs and circumstances. Let Pollution Systems design you a custom-built system that will provide outstanding, long-term performance and low maintenance requirements.

Sulfuric Acid Scrubbers for VOC and HAP Abatement