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Wet Dust Collectors

Dusting is often thought of as a causal household task, but this practice is also quite important to the upkeep of industrial and commercial processes and the health of the workers performing said processes. For a job like this, the solution is a dust collector. Dust collectors enhance air quality by separating dust and other impurities from air or gas. There are four main types of dust collectors. One of these is the wet dust collector, also called the wet dust scrubber. Wet dust collectors use some sort of liquid, most commonly water, to separate and absorb dust and other fine particulates. Read More…Request for Quote

Wet Dust Collectors Dusting is often thought of as a causal household task, but this practice is also quite important to the upkeep of industrial and commercial processes and the health of the workers performing said processes.

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Cary, NC  |  800-267-5585

With 20+ years in the industry, it is no wonder Quality Air Management manufactures and supplies the newest, most revolutionary technology available. This includes a wide variety of quality dust collectors in standard and custom configurations.

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Quality Air Management $$$

Alsip, IL  |  708-597-7090

Scientific Dust Collectors (SDC) began in 1981 when our first patent for improving filter cleaning was issued. Since then, SDC has been issued a number of additional related patents for improvements in dust collector cleaning technologies including our patented nozzle-based cleaning system which is superior to other collectors. Combined with our High Side Inlets, Wide Filter Spacing, and Inlet Baffling, we are able to guarantee performance, efficiency, and filter life. If you want the best, please consider SDC.

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Scientific Dust Collectors $$$

Mercer, PA  |  800-918-3013

At Imperial Systems, we are experts in the design, installation, and manufacturing of dust collectors and all necessary components. We can fulfill the most stringent requirements for industries such as mining, food processing, agriculture, and more. With a commitment to quality and cost-effectiveness, our product range includes a wide variety of equipment to help your company meet its air quality needs.

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Imperial Systems, Inc. $$$

League City, TX  |  800-495-2249

Process Environments specializes in the design and installation of cartridge and baghouse dust collectors, as well as many other process systems. For over 25 years, our dust collection experts have provided successful solutions for a wide variety of applications, and have experience assisting with combustible dust and NFPA requirements.

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Process Environments $$$

New Berlin, WI  |  800-236-8450

Hastings Air Energy Control provides many types of dust collectors depending on the needs of your workplace. We provide cartridge, baghouse, cyclone separators, portable, wet dust collectors, and more. Our dust collection booths are specifically designed to meet or exceed OSHA compliance for dust created from fiberglass, hexavalent chromium, stainless steel, lead, and other materials. Contact us today and we will help you find a solution.

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Hastings Air Energy Control, Inc. $$$

Hartland, WI  |  800-854-0030

Our dust collecting systems are designed to eliminate respirable airborne contaminants from the work environment. Eliminating airborne contamination in the workspace can lead to better employee performance and a lower rate of absenteeism.

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Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc. $$$

Langhorne, PA  |  215-752-8800

With more than 60 years as a leader in air-blast equipment, Empire produces an extensive line of dust collectors including baghouses, cartridge dust collectors, room ventilation systems, media reclaimers, and vacuum recovery systems.

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Empire Abrasive Equipment Company $$$
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All varieties of wet dust collectors have one of three basic configurations: gas-humidification, gas-liquid contact (inertial impaction, interception, diffusion or condensation nucleation) or gas-liquid separation. After dust collection, the "cleaned" or "scrubbed" gases are normally passed through a demister to remove the added water droplets.

Afterwards, the dirty water is either cleaned and discharged or recycled to the dust collector. Dust is removed using a clarification unit or drag tank chain, the latter of which will remove the sludge and deposit it in a dumpster or stockpile. There exist multiple types of wet dust collectors, categorized by pressure drop.

They are as follows: low-energy collectors (0.5 to 2.5 inches water gauge and 124.4 to 621.9 Pa), low-to-medium energy collectors (2.5 to 6 inches water gauge and 0.622 to 1.493 kPa), medium-to-high energy collectors (6 to 15 inches water gauge and 1.493 to 3.731 kPa) and high-energy collectors (greater than 15 inches water gauge and greater than 3.731 kPa).

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One type of low-energy wet dust collector is the gravity-spray-power scrubber. This scrubber collects atomized liquid droplets that form in its spray nozzles, which then fall through rising exhaust gases. Dirty water is drained at the bottom. Gravity-spray-power scrubbers are approximately 70% efficient on 10 µm particles, and work poorly under this threshold.

They do, however, treat relatively high dust concentrations without clogging. An example of the low-to-medium energy wet dust collector is the wet cyclone, which uses centrifugal force to spin dust particles, throwing them onto its wetted wall, where the dust is then washed away by water introduced from the top.

These collectors operate efficiently for 5 µm particles and above. Markets for wet dust collectors include woodworking, food processing, foundry, material handling, building restoration, plastics and resins, and much more.

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