Efficiency Is Key When Selecting an Ionizing Wet Scrubber
How Do Wet Scrubbers Work?
When a production process yields dirty gases, particulate, and odors, the scrubber intercepts and accumulates these noxious materials and fumes by means of a powerful fan. In a single- or multi-staged progression, the foul air is filtered through chemical reagents that scrub and purify it before pushing it through a packing medium. Once through, the revitalized air is then released. Wet scrubbers apply liquid (water, most often) to the emission in order to separate the gaseous elements from the solid and liquid components, which are then treated in subsequent stages.
Useful for a Variety of Tasks
This application is useful for myriad tasks: metal refining, fiber-optic synthesis, pulp, paper and wood processing, boiler and diesel engine exhaust, and hazardous waste incineration to name but a few. Moreover, the modules can be combined to address any capacity. Ship and Shore Environmental, Inc. offers the right technological fit for factories seeking to do business with an ionized wet scrubber manufacturer.
Are All Wet Scrubbers the Same?
Different wet scrubbers are designed for varying volumes of production. Some operate with greater efficiency than others. The ionizing wet scrubber (IWS) from Verantis, for example, employs Tellerette packing. The geometric torus shape of Tellerette components gives it better performance in terms of heat transfer and particulate gathering, among other competencies. Already existing towers can be back-fitted for larger volume and the IWS experiences less drop in pressure (and consequently saves on typical functioning costs). In addition, the IWS standard capacities range from 500 to 50,000 actual cubic feet per minute (ACFM). The steady collection rate is has does not lessen when particle size decreases. Meeting the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standard for particulate and heavy metal elimination, this technology also employs ionizer plates that hasten the absorption and offsetting of harmful gases.
The ionizing technology of the IWS functions according to the following concepts:
- That particles are electrically charged when they collide with a wall or one another
- That the electrostatic force on a charge is attracted to the charge’s electric image
- That particles get deposited on the walls of air conduits, especially where the direction changes
- That certain elements of a gas mixture will dissolve when impacted by certain reagent liquids
That efficiency requires high particle collection and low energy expenditure