Ammonia is a colorless gas made of nitrogen and hydrogen with a strong and distinguishable odor that occurs naturally in air, soil, and water and is also a byproduct of the normal biological processes of humans and animals.
Ammonia is poisonous if inhaled in great quantities and irritates the eyes, nose, and throat in lesser amounts.
Chemical scrubbers have been demonstrated to effectively remove ammonia in exhaust streams by using sulfuric acid (H2SO4) to neutralize ammonia. Unlike particulate scrubbers, ammonia scrubbers remove pollutants via a chemical reaction and not by injecting liquid into the gas stream.
Ammonia Scrubber Systems
Manufacturers in the chemical industry are required by law to reduce or eliminate their ammonia gas emissions. Turn to Pollution Systems for reliable, top-quality ammonia scrubbers that will provide outstanding performance with minimal maintenance.
What is an ammonia scrubber?
In the case of ammonia scrubbers, dilute sulfuric acid is typically used to neutralize the ammonia. The resulting byproduct, a form of salt, is collected and removed through the wastewater blowdown, as the treated air stream is exhausted through the stack.
Efficiency is critical for ammonia scrubbers. Due to its toxicity, ammonia gas is a regulated compound that needs to be treated below established limits before it is released into the atmosphere.
For ammonia scrubbers to work properly, they must fit the application at hand. A number of variables can be involved, including:
- The presence of other chemicals or particulates in the exhaust stream
- The temperature and flow rate of the waste stream
- The initial concentration of the ammonia in the waste stream
Pollution Systems is here to help with any of your ammonia scrubber needs. Check out our system cut sheet on the CS-35 Ammonia Scrubber here.
Custom Ammonia Scrubbers
Pollution Systems is a leading custom manufacturer specializing in packed column, wet ammonia scrubbers. Our experienced design team is focused on developing a solution to fit your precise need and circumstances.
We design and manufacture complete wet ammonia scrubber systems, including all necessary equipment such as system fans, pumps, exhaust stack, and instrumentation & controls. We will design a custom wet ammonia scrubber to match your precise application and process. Our custom-built systems will provide you with outstanding, long-term performance and low maintenance requirements.
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