Air treatment by Scrubbing Systems and Spray Booths

Today the fight for good air quality brings manufacturers to search for best air treatment systems when they are developing a spray booth for their operations. Herewith, the most popular application of air treatment devices in modern spray booths is the painting process, in which the scrubbing system captures paint overspray and other air pollutants before they find their way to the atmosphere.

Conventional air treatment systems are divided into two main types – wet air scrubbing and dry scrubbing systems. It should be mentioned that the operation of numerous spray booths in the manufacturing industry is based on the use of dry scrubbers because of their relatively low cost.

Nevertheless, wet air scrubbers are considered to be more efficient. Wet scrubbers catch paint overspray with water solution and place them into a special collection tank that should be cleaned of sludge from time to time. Herein, wet scrubbing systems are ideally suited for operations with a high level of production rates.

When it comes to processes of paint overspray and waste removal, the task is considered to be very costly, time-consuming effort. In this case, wet scrubbing technology for paint spray booth cleaning systems remains the standard. According to data, about 90% of manufacturers prefer wet air scrubbers.

For example, automotive spray booths often apply wet scrubbing systems that allow capturing contaminants from paint overspray by a chemically treated water solution. To be more precise, air passes through a continuous curtain of mowing water solution and paint contaminants are scrubbed out and collected into a special tank during the air treatment process.

It is very important that chemical, sludge, and other waste must be disposed after air treatment process by a wet air scrubber properly. Compared to dry scrubbers, wet scrubbing systems are less labor intensive, it means that less manpower is required to install and support contaminant-free environmental conditions for better scrubbing operation.

Thus, air treatment devices based on wet scrubbing offer more advantages that include:

  • flexibility to different fields of application;
  • spotless and efficient collection of contaminants;
  • accommodation to high production rates;
  • possibility to maintain constant airflow in the spray booth because of constant; static pressure through the wet scrubber;
  • no recurring expense, compared to dry scrubbing systems;
  • low downtime for cleaning or changing.

Optromix is a fast-growing vendor of wet air scrubbers. The multi-vortex scrubber is able to remove gas emissions, dust, vapors, and other pollutants from a gas stream.  It is an innovative technology created to save water that makes it more cost-efficient and differs from other types of scrubbers.  If you have any questions or would like to purchase a multi-vortex wet air scrubber, please contact us at info@optromix.com

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