Dust control of the mining industry

Wet air scrubbers replace efficiently baghouses and cartridge collectors in the mining industry. They have fewer costs to buy and operate. Scrubbers have been widely used in the mining process since the appearance of the first mine. Nowadays current mining industry continues to apply scrubber technology

To be more precise, wet air scrubbers are regarded as simple air treatment systems for air pollution control. Today air quality degrades both in the workplace and emissions and it requires the improvement of current techniques for air pollution control. Herewith, most dust control systems have changed little over the last twenty years.

It should be noted that dust control equipment is employed in the mining industry for the following operations: “crushing, grinding, conveying, screening, drying, packaging, and loading.” Wet scrubbers allow for decreasing dust that emits into the workplace, separating particulate pollutants from the product, recovering it, and complying with emission regulations.

There are different air treatment devices, and it is necessary to choose them based on equipment costs, installation, maintenance, and energy. Dust control plays a crucial role in mine installations. For example, some types of dust can be dangerous and even explosive, others result in financial and health problems.

Nonetheless, the choice of wet scrubbers should depend on such parameters as the ventilation rate, the inlet loading, and the particle size distribution for efficient air pollution control. Even though the collection efficiency of dry scrubber systems is higher than in wet scrubbers, the wet type is more sensitive to air volume, smaller particulate size, and dust amount.

Therefore, a high-energy wet scrubber offers a virtually 100% collection efficiency. Of course, outlet emissions are dependent on the efficiency of wet air scrubbers used and the inlet loading. The thing is that compared to dry scrubber systems, wet scrubbers apply a different collection technique that is sensitive to inlet loading. 

Thus, the efficiency of wet air scrubbers transforms as the loading changes as well. Additionally, it is necessary to pay careful attention to the particulate size distribution. Dry scrubber systems demonstrate higher collection over a greater range of particle size than a wet scrubber.

Nevertheless, wet air scrubbers are more efficient in the air treatment of fine particulate pollutants. The size of pollutants determines the particular type of wet scrubbers and the required pressure drop. Although dry scrubber systems provide numerous benefits for product recovery, higher collection efficiency, and no water requirements, modern wet air scrubbers have fewer costs to buy and operate.

If you search for the best air treatment device to improve air quality, you can buy a high-tech completely new type of wet scrubber – a Multi-Vortex wet air scrubber produced by Redwood Technology.

Redwood technology is a fast-growing vendor of wet air scrubbers. The multi-vortex scrubber can 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@rdwd.tech

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