The textile industry typically produces an oil mist haze that creates a visible plume from the stack. The haze comes from the oils, surfactants and chemicals used in the manufacturing process as well as from machinery oil. Many facilities employ a scrubber or an oxidizer to remove the haze.
Where molded plastic parts or vinyl fabrics are produced, scrubbers are used to capture the sub-micron fumes produced in the heating process. Also, scrubbers are commonly used to treat metal treating off-gases for removal of acid gases and/or fine mists.
For processes where plastics are molded or extruded (as evidenced by a “hazy” exhaust plume at the stack) scrubbers are used to treat the sub-micron particulates and oil mists generated. Certain other processes (e.g. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic equipment fabrication) emit VOCs that can be captured with absorption.
Grain handling and/or processing operations have the potential to release particulate that can be effectively removed with venturi scrubbers. Fermentation of corn to generate ethanol also releases fugitive emissions that can be scrubbed with counter current packed towers.
Spray booths in automotive, golf ball, and parts applications generally require particle control from over-spray as well as VOC control. Wet scrubbers are effective in controlling the droplets and protecting the down-stream thermal oxidizers from fouling with the non-combustible inorganic pigments.
The manufacture of fiber optics involves the integration of various metal compounds to assist with the refraction of light within the fiber. Production of fiber optics create gaseous and sub-micron particulate emissions that are extremely valuable to recapture. A major fiber optic manufacturer has purchased multiple scrubber systems from the Clean Air Group, LLC to not only meet air emission standards but to capture this valuable product. Not only has the Clean Air Group, LLC APC system reduced the customer’s...