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Ammonia Scrubbers: What is Ammonia and Why Does it Require Emission Control?

Ammonia is a colorless gas made of nitrogen and hydrogen with a strong distinguishable odor that occurs naturally in air, soil, and water; it is a byproduct of the normal biological processes of humans and animals. Ammonia is poisonous if inhaled in high quantities and irritates the eyes, nose, and throat if exposed in lesser amounts.

Ammonia Scrubbers remove pollutants via a chemical reaction as opposed to Particulate Scrubbers, which inject liquid into the gas stream. Ammonia Scrubbers have proven effective at removing ammonia from exhaust streams using this method. 


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In the case of Ammonia Scrubbers, dilute sulfuric acid (H2SO4) is typically used to neutralize the ammonia. The resulting byproduct (a form of salt) is collected and removed through the wastewater blow-down, 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 requires treatment below established limits before it releases into the atmosphere.         


                                                            Ammonia Scrubber - Processing Facility


Ammonia Scrubbers must fit the application at hand to operate correctly. Several 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 ammonia in the waste stream


If you would like more system specifications, please request our Ammonia Scrubber Cut Sheet.


Ammonia Scrubber Systems Tailored to Achieve Your Goals

Ammonia Scrubber System

Pollution Systems is a leading air control equipment manufacturer specializing in Packed Column Wet Ammonia Scrubbers.  Our experienced design team is focused on developing a solution to fit your precise needs and circumstances. 

We design and manufacture complete Wet Ammonia Scrubber systems, including all necessary equipment such as system fans, pumps, exhaust stack, and Automated System Controls



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Let Pollution Systems design a Wet Ammonia Scrubber customized to match your precise application and process. Our custom-built systems will provide you with outstanding, long-term performance and low maintenance requirements. 



Ammonia Scrubber Repairs

If you operate an existing Ammonia Scrubber, we provide scrubber repair support for the make and model of any Ammonia Scrubber system through our dedicated technical services division, PolSys Services.

Contact us HERE to request a quote from Pollution Systems.
If you would like to speak directly to our sales department you may call 832-730-1209 or email us at sales@pollutionsystems.com