Air Pollution Control Equipment
Air pollution control equipment is used to help remove the residue and the by-product of chemical reactions or other process that infiltrate the environment in a work place. This is essential as there may be protected or unprotected personnel working there. In extreme cases, these types of pollutants can sometimes be lethal, but they may also gradually cause problems later on such as with: bronchitis, asthma, lung and breathing problems, which may become more aggravated over time. It is not uncommon for workers to become ill years after breathing in bad and dirty air.
Air pollutants can come from many different things such as paint, cleaners, and vehicle fumes, etc. Not only can the immediate air and personnel be polluted, but the environment can also be polluted if the proper steps aren’t taken to prevent it. This can lead to water pollution and ground pollution in nearby communities. Because of this there are many government regulations in place that industries and other businesses have to strictly follow.
Some common types of air pollution control equipment are: air pollution control systems, mist eliminators, cyclones, odor control systems, air scrubbers, air purification systems, air filters, air purifiers, wet scrubbers electrostatic precipitators, thermal oxidizers, gas analyzers, baghouses, and afterburners, etc. While these items are all mechanical devices that are used to help purify the air, you should also wear the proper safety equipment such as masks and respirators to help stop you from breathing in dirty air.
These air pollution devices are used not only in small organizations, but also in other types of industries such as huge chemical plants, factories, warehouses, and assembly plants, etc. In large petrochemical factories, the toxic gases are first filtered to remove any harmful substrates, before emitting into the atmosphere through long chimneys. Suitable blowers are used to drive the gases upward. They remove the impurities by using various types of filters, chemicals, and absorbent residues such as oil and substrates. The high powered blowers then allow the clean smoke to be vented out into the atmosphere. In the casting industry, the vented gases are burnt so that only non-toxic gases are released.
In addition, gas analyzers are often used as they can analyze the emitted gases for toxic substances and sound warnings if the safe limit is exceeded.