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From Design to Optimization: Everything You Need to Know About Wet Scrubbers

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Posted on July 6, 2021
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Wet scrubbers help plant managers across various industries improve the air quality in their facilities. You can find wet scrubbers at work in many industrial facilities, as well as: 

  • Food production plants 
  • Plastics manufacturing facilities
  • Processing and machining shops
  • Pharmaceutical and healthcare facilities  

And more! When used correctly, wet scrubbers can help you improve the safety of your workers, ensure better regulatory compliance, and mitigate costly downtime.  

Do I Need a Wet Scrubber? 

If you are deciding between a wet scrubber or a dry dust collector, it’s best to take a look at your dust collection requirements. Specifically, you will want to analyze the conditions of your facility and what type of dust and other pollutants you are handling. A wet scrubber is often a good choice if you have any of the following: SLY_WetScrubber_Guide

  • Fine particulate and mists 
  • Wet, sticky, or gummy particulate 
  • Soluble particles  
  • Humid air  
  • Combustible dust  

How Do I Pick the Right Wet Scrubber? 

Wet scrubbers are typically broken down into one of three categories based on their energy usage. You have low energy, medium energy, and high energy wet scrubbers. Wet scrubbers that use more energy will have higher operating costs, so it’s best to work with a dust collection partner like Sly to make sure you get the perfect fit for your facility.  

Once you know your desired energy requirements, picking the right wet scrubber starts with choosing the best base model. The four main types of wet scrubbers are: 

  • Venturi Scrubbers 
  • Impingement Plate Scrubbers 
  • Eductor Scrubbers 
  • Packed Tower Scrubbers  

The type of scrubber that you need is only the jumping-off point – Sly will help you size and customize your wet scrubber for optimal air quality control. Then it’s only a matter of installation and having regular maintenance work done on your system to make sure that everything continues running smoothly.  

Want to know all of the ins and outs of wet scrubbers and how to use them? Get Sly’s newest industry resource, The Complete Guide to Getting Started with Wet Scrubbers, for everything you need to know about selecting the right wet scrubber for your application. 

Download the guide today! 

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