How to Reduce Industrial Dust. Industrial dust in the air is not only harmful to the environment but causes breathing problems or irritation to employees. Industrial dust collection and reduction is essential to keeping a business in compliance with clean air laws. Dust collection systems take in dust particles in the air, remove the particles and send the cleaned air back into the atmosphere. Below are the basic methods and equipment used to reduce the amount of industrial dust that escapes into the air.
Research the compliance laws regarding clean air in your community by contacting the state branch of the environmental protection agency. Bookmark the page or print a copy of the regulations for future reference.
Consider an inertial separator dust collector. This is a system that uses centrifugal force to clean the air, if your business practices mean the dust is not in immediate contact with moisture or workers. Although it removes dust, the system has difficulty with wet or sticky dust.
Choose a fabric collector or baghouse system if you have don't have temperatures and lots of space in which to use electrostatic attraction to catch dust. Baghouse systems can be stopped between production batches and cleaned and is considered the most efficient system by industry experts.
Purchase a wet scrubber system, a system that uses liquid to remove dust, if your company has a high maintenance budget and additional filters to clean the polluted water the system creates.
Get electrostatic precipitators that ionize dust and do not need to stop during cleaning if your process operates at higher temperatures and the budget for such a system is high. 99 percent removal and sticky dust may balance out the ozone released during this dust collection process.
Obtain unit dust collectors if your system includes individual bins or portable processes that produce dust. Their small size and limited capacity could offset the low initial investment required for this system.
Select the basic system above that best meets your needs before looking into further specifications and styles.