Wet scrubbers remove particulates in the food industry

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Most manufacturers in the food industry continue to suffer from great industrial emissions, for instance, the intense production of pork-sausage may result in exhaust over 4,000 ACFM of moisture and pork grease. Then wet air scrubbers are considered to be the only solution that allows removing efficiently particulates and grease in this area.

It should be noted that the previously installed air treatment systems (electrostatic precipitators) don’t satisfy the expectations and moreover, they lead to high maintenance and operating costs. Also, the systems for air pollution control are regarded as antiquated, they need for essential capital investment to be repaired.

The electrostatic precipitators are replaced by filters for air treatment. Nevertheless, this solution is also inefficient and performs “a chaotic operation that yielded low removal efficiencies because of the submicron particulates size distributions of the grease (a major obstacle in this process).”

The way to provide air pollution control at food industries is the installation of wet air scrubbers, for instance, a venturi scrubber. Herewith, such a venturi scrubber system offers great benefits in similar applications: significantly decreasing particulate pollutant emissions such as waste gas-streams from meat smokers.

To be more precise, air pollution control based on wet air scrubbers provides lower initial capital cost and operating costs than other air treatment technologies. Thus, smoke and grease-laden air from the continuous sausage cooker exhaust is removed by the scrubber system fan.

The thing is that water from the integral recirculation tank is directed into the air stream when the air passes through the wet scrubber section resulting in the formation of fine water droplets. These droplets catch smoke and grease particulates and move them with the air stream to the lower portion of the wet air scrubber where the air velocity is decreased.

The slower velocities cause the particulate laden droplets to fall out into the recirculation liquid. Then the remaining water is taken away by the mist eliminator of the scrubber. Therefore, the air treated by wet scrubber dissipates through the fan, out a stack, and into the atmosphere.

Finally, the air pollution control provided by scrubber systems guarantee smooth operations without plugging or severe buildup, herein, certain systems have internal nozzles that offer periodic preventative maintenance and internal cleanings of the wet air scrubber.

If you would like to make your contribution to improving air quality in order to provide air pollution control, you should choose a new type of wet scrubbers that is Multi-Vortex scrubber. Multi-Vortex wet air scrubber could apply water contaminated with dust, sand, and even small rocks to capture particulate pollutants, different types of dust, and some gases from the air. 

This type of scrubber is an ideal solution for ore and coal mining. Thus, it can be used in different mining, combustion, and chemical processes to capture gases. Also, in some cases, the unique Multi-Vortex scrubber design allows utilizing cheaper reagents to capture the pollutant gas with more efficiency than a standard wet scrubber. If you would like to buy Multi-Vortex wet air scrubber or have some questions, please contact us at info@optromix.com

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