Dust Filtration Articles

  • Vacuuming Wood Dust Can be Hazardous

    It’s well known that wood dust is highly combustible, but the practice of removing it with vacuum trucks can also be dangerous, because of the potential buildup of static electricity. WorkSafeBC has issued a bulletin stating that “static electricity discharges can ignite wood dust and therefore must be eliminated or adequately controlled during vacuuming.” When wood dust or ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Leak Detector Lithium Ion Battery

    Lithium ion batteries have been in the news quite a lot recently, and not all of it has been positive. There have been numerous incidents of different products from airplanes to hoverboards to mobile phones catching fire during charging or operation.  These problems occur when there has been damage to the cells’ structure or to the protective circuit.  The protective circuit ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Case study - LKAB, Sweden

    Customer: LKAB, Sweden Project: WetESP pressurized - Processgases Blast Furnace Year 1997 LKAB installed a pilot Blast Furnace at Swerea- MEFOS, Luleå. The product gas contains both CO and H2. The Blast Furnace operates at 0,8 bar over pressure. The design pressure for the WESP is 1,5 bar. The emission standards for dust are < 10 mg/Nm3. This gave ...


    By Envibat AB

  • Keep Your Auger Conveyor Running Smoothly - Case Study

    A commercial auger conveyor is an efficient way to move raw materials from one area to another with little to no spillage. However, screw conveyors can develop or create other problems. Here are some ways to solve some of the more common issues you may encounter. Dust Problems Dust in the atmosphere can be a serious ...

  • 25 Years of Success – Outokumpu Stainless DC Plasma Smelting Facility

    Design is not just what is looks and feels like. Design is how it works. Between 1982 and 1987, British Steel (Outokumpu today) made extensive investigations into the treatment of steel dust. Their research was far and wide and covered off many various methods of recycling, including alternative to plasma technologies. But, in 1985, they engaged Tetronics International to carry out a ...

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation

    AUSTRALIA Australia Releases Third Consultation Paper Concerning NICNAS Reform: On April 29, 2016, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published the third consultation paper on its  ...


    By Acta Group

  • Advice from HVAC experts!

    HVAC systems (cooling and heating) can use 60-70% of the overall energy in your facility. Proper maintenance is one of the key recommendations for maintaining your system’s performance. To really help extend the life of your system, it could be something as simple as changing and cleaning the filters regularly. If you have a ...

  • Packed Cyclone Separator Removes Dust Particles While Recycling Process Liquids; New Solutions to Plant Problems

    Problem: The Monomeros Colombo Venezolanos plant in Barranquilla, Colombia, jointly operated by the South American countries of Colombia and Venezuela, produces caprolactam for the textile industry and various chemical fertilizers for agricultural use. Recently agricultural plant capabilities were increased with the addition of process units to improve the production and quality ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Chemical Industry: Packed Cyclone Separator Removes Dust Particles While Recycling Process Liquids Chemical Industry New Solutions to Plant Problems Case study

    Problem: The Monomeros Colombo Venezolanos plant in Barranquilla, Colombia, jointly operated by the South American countries of Colombia and Venezuela, produces caprolactam for the textile industry and various chemical fertilizers for agricultural use. Recently agricultural plant capabilities were increased with the addition of process units to improve the production and quality ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Choosing a Cyclone Collector

    CYCLONE COLLECTORS Many of us have seen the large funnel shaped mass of metal sitting outside of a manufacturing facility, school or processing plant. These are cyclone dust collectors and they come in many shapes and sizes. If you are curious how they work or are wondering which one will be the right one for your process, read on. HOW THEY WORK Cyclone dust ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • We help you to handle highly active ingredients - Case Study

    Pharmaceutical research continues to develop more active ingredients and potent compounds. Thus the demands on containment in production installations are increasing and operator protection becomes even more important. The basic design of the AVA conical mixer and dryer allows for easy and effective containment. They are, by their very nature, self-contained systems. Agitator shaft bearings and ...


    By AVA GmbH u. Co. KG

  • AVA – The expert for ash and dust conditioning - case study

    For an environment free of dust Application Ashes and dust from the filters of incineration, de-dusting and drying plants are lyed, moistened or solidified. The result is a disposable final product, a transportable property or re-usable value products e.g.: Dust from power plants for the use in road construction and building material industry ...


    By AVA GmbH u. Co. KG

  • Cereform - case study

    As part of the global AB Maury Group, Cereform is providing a comprehensive range of technical bakery ingredients like dough conditioners and softeners, bread mixes and concentrates, soya flours, cake mixes and concentrates, donut mixes and concentrates and toppings, fillings and icings. During the production of these products they have various dust producing processes. One of the processes ...


    By Western Air Ducts (UK) Ltd.

  • Syncreon International Group - case study

    Syncreon is a specialised provider of integrated logistics services to global industries who provide supply chain solutions designed and customized to achieve maximum flexibility and agility. When Syncreon entered into agreement with a major manufacturer of printer cartridges to establish and operate a new manufacturing plant in Poland for the filling of printer cartridges they knew precisely who ...


    By Western Air Ducts (UK) Ltd.

  • Monitoring leaks in Heat exchangers - Case study

    The Situation A California refinery produces xylene for use as commercial product and a precursor for petrochemical manufacturing. A primary component to the production of xylene is the isolation and purification of the chemical from a complex mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons. Steam based heat exchangers are used to process the xylene. Inherent to the design and rough duty heat ...

  • Monitoring heat exchanger leaks in Paper plant - Case Study

    The Situation A paper plant in the Eastern United States uses 500 gallons per minute filtered pond water for cooling lubricating oil in its paper line. The resulting warmed water is diverted to an onsite pond. Because the water is used to cool lubricating oil, the plant could not reuse the water in its pulping process for fears of possible oil contamination of ...

  • An Introduction To Downdraft Benches

    Pollution is a common factor in today’s environment and it is vital to find a system that will help to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Not only will a system like this help us in personal activities, but will also do the society a huge favor. The only way to achieve this goal of maintaining a pollution-free and environmentally friendly environment is with downdraft benches. ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • What Do Wet Dust Collectors Do?

    Wet dust collectors are ideal for many operations, which include scrubbing, washing, and obscuring the pollutant out of the air and collecting it as a wet slush. Wet dust collectors come in various shapes and sizes, which mean you will always have a wide range to browse through, before you treat your business to this ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • A Layman`s Guide to Inorganic and Organic Contaminant Removal by Standard Filtration Methods

    Plant operators, maintenance engineers and mechanics, specifying engineers, installation technicians, and others involved in inorganic and organic contaminant removal are oftentimes called upon to choose and apply filtration solutions. To best make these decisions, it is helpful to review information and updated insight on basic filtration technologies, along with their advantages and ...


    By Shelco Filters

  • Thematic Issue: Nanomaterials’ Functionality

    Nanomaterials: addressing the challenges, benefiting from the opportunities Some of the deepest challenges we will face in the coming decades derive from the opportunities offered by emerging technological advances. Many of these will improve our quality of life, and develop our economies, but all will be measured against the overarching principle that we do not make some error, and harm ...

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