Wet air scrubbers at livestock facilities

Wet air scrubbers at livestock facilitiesIntensive livestock production is connected with several environmental effects, including emissions of dust and particulate matter. The particulate matter that is emitted from animal houses consists of feather and hair fragments, skin debris, feed particles, mold spores, bacteria, fungus fragments, litter fragments, etc. The size of particulates varies between 0.005 and 100 μm in diameter. The fine particulate matter has a negative effect on the human respiratory system and cardiovascular system. Emission of airborne particles and aerosols might be a relevant means of transmission for the spread of infectious diseases among farms and toward people. Moreover, emissions from livestock facilities often contain ammonia. Due to these problems, several government regulations and legislation have been imposed to control the levels of particulate matter pollution at livestock facilities.

Wet air scrubbers are widely used to remove ammonia and odor in order to comply with government regulations. More than 95% of the air scrubbers used in European countries at livestock facilities are applied at pig houses, and less than 5% is used in poultry houses, where the application is complicated by wet air scrubber clogging. Clogging occurs due to a relatively high total dust content of the exhaust air, which causes blockage of the packing material, which often happens in packed bed scrubbers.

Clogging is a problem for most wet air scrubbers, including packed bed scrubbers, venturi wet air scrubbers, and cyclonic wet air scrubbers. The packing material used in packed bed scrubbers is clogged easily with high concentrations of particulate matter and are generally regarded as not suitable for particulate matter scrubbing. Venturi wet air scrubbers and cyclonic wet air scrubbers suffer from clogged nozzles that are hard to access and clean.

Multi-vortex wet air scrubber is a new type of wet air scrubber that is devoid of many wet air scrubber’s drawbacks while operating at the same efficiency. Multi-vortex wet air scrubber can replace any wet air scrubber as a whole, and in some cases, we can use old scrubber – primarily it’s body – as a basis for a Multi-vortex wet air scrubber system. Being a new type of wet scrubberMulti-vortex wet air scrubber cleans air from gases, dust, vapors and other admixtures using water or other cleaning liquid. Multi-vortex wet air scrubber produces the cleaning mist differently from other scrubber systems, which results in running costs that are much lower than for a common wet scrubber.

If you would like to purchase Multi-vortex wet air scrubber, please contact us at info@optrimix.com

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