air filter media Articles

  • Calculating pressure drop of nanofiber air filter media

    Nanofibers are becoming an integral part of many advanced air filtration media thanks to their enormous specific surface area. The large surface area, however, can cause strong resistance against fluid motion, which leads to an increase in pressure drop. Pressure drop caused by fibrous media has been the focus of many pioneering studies in the past, resulting in analytical or empirical ...

  • Do You Smell Something Burning?

    For safety and insurance purposes, most if not all mechanical codes have requirements with regards to fire safety for materials used in a building’s HVAC systems. For instance, the State of Ohio (USA) MechanicalCode states in the section on “Air Filters” that: ...

  • N95 Mask Material Inventor and AFS Fellow Peter Tsai Exits Retirement to Join Covid-19 Response

    Long-time AFS member and supporter Peter Tsai has recently received international attention for coming out of retirement to join the battle against Covid-19. As the inventor of the synthetic fabric used to make the N95 mask that is critical in protecting front-line healthcare workers and stemming the spread of coronavirus, Peter started receiving a barrage of requests in mid-March for his ...

  • The determination of major and minor elements in air filters and urine for hazard assessment, using a new CCD DUAL-VIEWED ICP optical emission spectrometer

    This article describes the application of a new type of CCD-based, dualviewed ICP optical emission spectrometer for the analyses of industrial hygiene types of samples. Several trace elements in air filter media are determined by ICP-OES. Urinary electrolytes and trace elements are determined in a single dilution automatically in both the axial and radial plasma viewing orientations. Results of ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Technical Resources for Gas-Phase Air Filtration

    Gas-phase air filtration is a highly specialized branch of air filtration with a very short list of reputable and knowledgeable companies manufacturing the dry-scrubbing media, filters, and systems in which they are employed. The list becomes even shorter when considering where to go for the ...

  • To prevent blinding in dust collection systems, consider filter type, filter size and selection of the filter media used

    All dust collection systems, regardless of size, share a common problem—dust blinding. Simply stated, blinding is defined as when dust particles plug the holes in a filter and stop the flow of air through the filter, resulting in the dust collector performing poorly. All types of collectors, whether stand-alone units, cyclones or full-scale baghouses, are subject to blinding. To better ...


    By American Fabric Filter Co

  • Why choose an electrostatic, washable air filter?

    When deciding what type of air conditioner or furnace filter to use, you should keep two things in mind: Airflow and Efficiency. In order to work at its optimum level, the a/c or heating unit requires no restriction to air flow. You should choose a filter that has the least effect on airflow, but removes the most dust from the air. ACI’s electrostatic air filters allow the air conditioning ...


    By ACI Manufacturing

  • Equivalence of Air and Water Permeability Tests in Evaluating Engineering Fabrics

    Permeability characteristics of civil engineering filter fabrics are currently evaluated by three types of tests: air permeability and falling-head and constant-head water permeability. Test procedures for the falling-head and constant-head water permeability tests are discussed, and results from these tests are correlated to air permeability results for filter fabrics. Several commercially ...


    By ASTM International

  • J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Dallas, Texas - Case Study

    Key parameters Type of Facility - Existing Function - Public Library (Government) Area - 8 stories, 563,000 sq.ft. Project Completed - 2009 Challenge: Optimize Indoor Air Quality and reduce maintenance costs. The owner wanted clean indoor air to protect the library contents in an urban environment and wanted to replace ...

  • Aerosol filtration in nanofiber filter media

    Nanofiber filter media are used in air filter applications where a compact filtration system with very high overall and fractional efficiency and low initial pressure drop  is required.  Moreover, because the aerodynamic drag force on nanofibers is very low compared to the drag on the large dust particles collected on the nanofiber media, this media is ideal for application to ...

  • Ineffective cleaning in generic baghouses

    ABSTRACT: Background In a typical “generic” baghouse application, the cleaning is accomplished by back-flushing the filter with compressed air that travels through an orifice hole in a purge tube (blow pipe) and through a venturi. A typical generic cleaning system allows dust to be filtered at an air-to-cloth ratio of 5:1. That means for every 5 CFM of airflow, there is 1 square foot ...


    By Scientific Dust Collectors

  • Water treatment plant filter improvements

    Client: City of Junction City, Kan. Completion Date: March 2003 Services Provided Filter rehabilitation Air scour system design Construction phase services Project Summary  Burns & McDonnell provided planning, design, bidding and construction services for the City of ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Advantages of cleaning without a venturi in baghouse collectors

    ABSTRACT: Background The cleaning cycle is the most important part of the dust collector because it controls efficiency and media life. In order to clean a row of bags in a reverse pulse jet baghouse first the flow of filtered air must be momentarily stopped and then back flushed or “induce” air to knock the dust cake off the outside of the filter media. A venturi at the top of the ...


    By Scientific Dust Collectors

  • Recent Improvements in Air Flow Calibration Reference Instruments

    A key element in radiation protection programs at commercial nuclear power plants, nuclear research facilities, fuel fabrication plants and regulatory agency oversight programs of licensees is management's ability to validate the accuracy of the many air sampling instruments utilized in the facility's radiation protection air monitoring programs. The volume of air sampled in each sample ...


    By F&J SPECIALTY PRODUCTS, INC.

  • Superfund site - creosote removal

    Project Profile:US EPA Groundwater Remediation of Creosote Oil DATA: End User: US EPA, Army Corps of Engineers, Superfund site program Location: Bainbridge Island, WA Commissioned: Spring, 2005 Units: (1) FDB-7P Hydromation Deep Bed, Filter (HDBF) Flow Rate: 70 ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • Filter Your Air with Cartridge Dust Collector

    A cartridge dust collector uses filtering cartridges and is a self-cleaning dust collector. The cartridges it uses are made from synthetic fibers and cellulose that is treated chemically. This ensures the particles are efficiently collected without forming an excessive pressure drop in the system. Structure A cartridge dust collector uses an air-jet cleaning structure to preserve ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Compacting waste - Case Study

    Throw away little things and save big bucks? It hardly seems likely, but that's just what the U.S. Air Force is doing. At Randolph AFB, TX, they are putting usedand hazardous-air filters into a state-of-the-art industrial compaction machine and saving thousands of dollars in hazardous waste disposal. The air filters contain aircraft paint removed by plastic media blasting (PMB). Small plastic ...


    By Waste Control Systems

  • The Use of Particulate Emission Monitors to Support Arrestment Plant Operation and Upkeep

    The operation of filtration type arrestment plant can be optimised by the effective use of Particulate Emission Monitors (eg Filter Leak Monitors and Filter Performance Monitors). Particulate Emission Monitors are installed throughout the broad spectrum of industrial processes to satisfy regulations (IPPC, Part B Guidance Notes, WID and LCPD) for emission limit enforcement. In addition, where ...


    By ENVEA

  • How Much Does a Dust Collector Cost?

    Summary: Small dust collectors for applications up to 1,000 CFM airflow cost between $100 up to $5,000 USD.  Pre-fab dust collection systems such as a bin vent or cartridge type collector cost between $10,000 and $80,000 USD and accommodate airflow volumes between 2,000 and 10,000 CFM. Custom baghouse dust collectors or multiple module ...


    By U.S. Air Filtration Inc.

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