dust control technology Articles

  • Simultaneous determination of PM fractions, particle number and particle size distribution in high time resolution applying one and the same optical measurement technique

    Abstract The Fidas fine dust monitoring systems comprise an optical aerosol spectrometer, which is characterized by very good instrument characteristics, and utilize a sophisticated approach to convert the measured information on particle number and particle size into mass concentrations. As monitoring of PM requires reliable and quality-controlled performance of the measuring systems, ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Down with road dust

    There are more than 3.9 million miles of roadway in the United States, according to the Federal Highway Administration, and, depending on the area of the country you're in, as much as 70% of that road mileage is unpaved. The 1997 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Air Quality and Emissions Trends Report states that those unpaved roads--which can cover a wide range of ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • 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 ...


  • Reducing the risk of dust explosion hazards

    In the wake of recent tragic and highly publicized dust explosions, companies are asking, 'Could that happen here?' and 'What can I do to prevent such an incident at my facility?' One approach is to manage dust explosion hazards as though they were subject to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements (29 CFR 1910.119), even though dust hazards often are not covered under this ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • 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

  • Reflectance spectroscopy as a tool for settled dust monitoring in office environment

    The aim of this study was to develop a technique based on reflectance spectroscopy that is capable of evaluating small amounts of sediment dust. Laboratory simulations and two field experiments conducted in the same office environment were carried out to generate particulate dust samples based on multivariate data analyses. Spectral measurements were taken using either a laboratory Quantum 1200 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Future Proofing and Pumping Technology

    Untitled Document Now that the dust of the AMP 4 round has settled, the UK 's water and sewerage companies are underway with their plans to maintain, upgrade and develop their asset base over ...

  • Controlling acid gas mists

    Gas cleaning New and strict pollution regulations in metallurgical plants worldwide are restricting particulate and acid gas emissions to extremely low levels. Because of that, sulphuric acid plants are being installed to remove and utilise S02 in gases resulting from the roasting of sulphide ores, smelting of ores, and burning or regeneration of spent acid or acid sludge from ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Mercury Spill Control Procedures

    Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that can have damaging affects on both the central nervous system and renal system of humans. Exposure to mercury can cause serious developmental delays in children, and high level exposure is life threatening. When exposed to air, mercury vaporizes, readily becoming a dangerous aerosol that can be absorbed into the lungs and spread throughout the body. This is ...


  • Mercury Spill Control Procedures

    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 ...


  • Dixie Cut Stone & Marble: Whirl / Wet Combines High Efficiency Wet Dust Collection with Low Maintenance and Operating Costs.

    Dixie Cut Stone & Marble finishes Indiana limestone for the dimensional stone industry. Dixie management wanted 'best available' dust control technology to maximize both ergonomic and housekeeping benefits. Tri-Mer supplied two Whirl/Wet units with top-mounted blowers. Collected material is discharged manually after settling. The system operates with minimal water consumption and consumes ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • GM-Delphi: Whirl / Wet Combines High Efficiency Wet Dust Collection with Low Maintenance and Operating Costs

    Tri-Mer® dust collection technology has once again been selected by GM-Delphi. Four units were selected as replacements for dry collectors. Each unit serves four grinding (or shot blasting) stations. Capacities range from 425 to 52,500 cubic ft./minute. The units will accommodate very heavy loadings under continuous use, and allow regular maintenance without interrupting production. Equally ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • ‘New for old’ dust analyser deal brings 96.66% data capture rates to NE Lincs

    With the UK’s largest port and the industrial town of Grimsby in its jurisdiction, air quality monitoring is a primary concern for North East Lincolnshire Borough Council. When DEFRA reported that the TEOM dust analysers the council relied on weren’t up to standard, rapid action was required and Enviro Technology (ET) stepped in with its BAM 1020s. North East Lincolnshire is the ...

  • Putting infection control into practice in the workplace

    Healthcare workers are, like patients, subject to illness from a variety of airborne pathogens common to hospital settings. This risk increases during construction and renovation, as these endeavors release dust as well as disease-inducing microbes into the surrounding environment. Since more than one in five workplace illnesses in private industry occur in a hospital setting , hospitals ...

  • Valve actuation and control in the modern refinery

    Introduction The Reliance refinery at Jamnagar in India is one of the largest single refinery sites in the world and virtually all of its valves are motorised with Rotork actuators. Almost 3000 Rotork IQ intelligent valve actuators were installed during the construction of the original refinery, tank farm and power station in the late 1990s, together with a Rotork Pakscan 2E two-wire ...


    By Rotork

  • New Nozzle Technology “Cleaning More with Less”

    This technical paper will explain the new nozzle technology developed by Scientific Dust Collectors that allows high air-to-cloth ratio baghouses to use 80psig of compressed air instead of the industry standard 100psig.   The reverse pulse jet baghouse has been around for over 50 years and the cleaning cycle has not changed very much during that time. The cleaning cycle is the most important ...


    By Scientific Dust Collectors

  • Choosing the best shakeout technology for your process

    In the modern foundry, there are many options when it comes to choosing the proper shakeout technology for your metal casting facility. Improper selection can lead to poor throughput, casting damage, and unnecessary down time, all which costs your foundry money. There are many di¬erent shakeout designs available on the market today, including brute force, variable drive, and two-mass ...


    By General Kinematics

  • Upgrading from Pellistor Gas Sensors to Infrared Technology

    In this article Andy Avenell, Crowcon’s Fixed Systems Product Manager, considers the shift towards infrared (IR) gas sensor technology in the oil and gas industry. Abstract Flammable gases and vapours can present considerable dangers in many industrial applications, none more so than the processes involved in extracting, transporting and processing oil and gas. Fast and reliable ...

  • Controlling Stack Emissions in the Wood Products Industry

    Electrostatic precipitation has been a reliable technology since the early 1900's. Originally developed to abate serious smoke nuisances, the manufacturers of zinc, copper, and lead quickly found electric gas cleaning a cost efficient way to recover valuable product carried out of the stacks from furnace operations. Today electrostatic precipitators are found mainly on large power plants, cement ...


  • Effective Temperature Control for Cement Kiln Off-Gases

    INTRODUCTIONEffective off-gas temperature control without unwanted side effects can be achieved in many cement plants with state-of-the-art evaporative spray technology. Gas temperatures have elevated in recent years from as low as 180°C to over 370°C. This is coincident with a higher proportion of 'dry' operation kilns. Evaporative cooling water sprays in conditioning towers, ducts or at the ...


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