dust collection regulation Articles

  • Submicron Particulate Collection

    “The trend in dust or particulate collection is to treat smaller particles,” concurs Rod Gravley, Technical Director, CCS systems at Tri-Mer Corp. (Owosso, Mich.).  Gravley expects ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Understanding the dangers of combustible dust

    Paper shredding is growing into a big business. Recycling and the green movement certainly planted the seeds, but regulators have added the fertilizer. Industry-changing laws have been passed to govern document security in accounting, healthcare and banking, and shredders of many varieties are becoming the tools of those trades.Five or six years ago Warde Comeaux knew only a few people who ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Which Portable Dust Collector Is Right for Your Workplace?

    When it comes to clean air regulations and dust collection systems, then these are nothing new. However, the new thing is the pressure that is being put on the implementation of those regulations. Even the smallest of companies and shops go through expensive fines if they do not obey this rule. Small areas may not need air filtration frequently and may also not have the required space to install ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • New laser-based dust emission monitoring system

    Abstract A new generation of continuous particulate matter concentration monitoring instruments is presented, covering a measuring range of 0 to 1000 mg/m3. The laser-based scattered light instrument gives an improved stability as well as excellent resolution in the low range. This enables high concentration measurement as well as especially low emission monitoring down to 0.01 mg/m3 with a ...


    By Sigrist-Photometer AG

  • 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

  • Asbestos in Dusts Can Pose Health and Safety Issues for Building Occupants

    Asbestos was used heavily in many building materials in the United States up until the mid-1980s.  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during product use, demolition work, building or home maintenance, repair, and remodeling.” The EPA goes on to report, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • How a wet dust collector can prevent a violent explosion (and more!)

    Explosive dust is a major concern among metal finishing operations, and recent changes in the National Fire Protection Association regulations have made compliance more difficult. Metalwork grinding and sanding produces a fine metallic dust that, even after being filtered from the air, can smolder, catch fire, or even explode violently if it’s exposed to a spark. Aluminum, lithim, ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Dust Controlled at Source by TurboSonic Dry Fog® Suppression System

    When silica, limestone, cement, aggregate and other respirable dust particles ranging in diameter from 0.1 to 70 microns are airborne, they create a safety and health concern and an aesthetic nuisance. As a source of physical discomfort, lost materials and wear on conveying pulleys, idlers, belting and motors, such dust is a significant factor in lowered productivity and added operating and ...


  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Electrostatic precipitator modelling: from University study to application

    The need to understand variations in the performance of an electrostatic precipitator, in order to remain in compliance with the regulations whatever coal is burned, leads us to place at the disposal of the operator a user-friendly expert investigation tool based on a complete description of the phenomena involved during the dust collection. The code used, obtained from much work in universities, ...


    By IRS srl

  • Smelter gas cleaning one vessel from the quench to the drying tower

    Base metals such as zinc, lead and copper are all found in nature bound with sulphur as sulphite minerals: sphalerite (ZnS), galena (PbS), several copper minerals, silver (found as acanthite Ag2S), and, along with other precious metals. Processing of the metals invariably leads to sulphur dioxide (SO2) formation. Other metal processing, such as aluminum from bauxite ore [Al(OH)3] which contains ...


    By Kimre, Inc.

  • How do oil mist collectors work? Comparing the different technologies, part II

    In our previous article about oil mist collector technology, we discussed the pros and cons of centrifugal mist collectors and filter-based mist collectors. Today, we look at the other two most common methods of getting oil mist out of the air. Electrostatic Precipitator Mist Collectors An electrostatic precipitator uses ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • 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 PCME Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • So Your Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Monitoring Plan is Complete... Now What?!?

    U.S. EPA's Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Rule (GHG MRR) codified at 40 CFR Part 98 required that facilities subject to the rule have a complete written GHG Monitoring Plan by April 1, 2010. At a minimum, the GHG Monitoring Plan must identify (1) methods used to collect GHG emissions information and supporting data, (2) personnel responsible for collecting the data, and (3) quality assurance, ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Mercury spill control procedures - industrial hygiene news

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury’s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature, when exposed it vaporizes readily. Once it has become an aerosol, it is absorbed into the lungs and ...


  • PAHs in Parking Lot Sealcoats - Case Study

    There is growing concern - and regulations in the works - over the use of sealcoating products due to their high PAH content.  In the United States and elsewhere, most sealcoats are made from coal tar which can be toxic to aquatic life and threaten public water supplies from rain and runoff.  Sample was collected from a freshly treated parking lot in Seabrook, New Hampshire. The ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Large volumes compressed into small volumes saves costs case study

    Vöhringer GmbH with its 120 staff and ultramodern machine park in Trochtelfingen each day processes up to 40,000 m2 of sheeting. This is mainly used for manufacturing specialist furniture parts up to complete furniture sets – especially for caravans and mobile homes but also for exhibition stand construction, for doors and the furniture industry. Chippings and dust accumulating during ...


    By WEIMA

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