An industrial dust collector is an air pollution control device used in factories, plants, warehouses, and other industrial or commercial environments to meet environmental and workplace safety requirements. Effective dust collection systems control, reduce and remove potentially harmful particulate matter and fumes from manufacturing process gases or air and the surrounding environment during production and manufacturing. This equipment is specifically designed to purify and filter harmful dust and fine particle pollutants released into the work environment or atmosphere to maintain and improve air quality.
In simple terms, industrial dust collectors are designed to remove airborne particulates produced during production operations. This short definition is an extreme simplification of the ingenuity required to design and produce methods to capture harmful pollutants. The types of contaminants removed vary by industry. Dust collector manufacturers design and develop equipment specifically to meet the needs of a variety of environmental conditions.
Industrial dust collectors work by moving particles through a fan system to remove air pollutants from the workplace. The movement of the airflow is accelerated by the force of the fan and the resistance created by the accumulation of dust in the carrier medium. The increased drag creates a high-pressure differential, forcing the collector to work harder. Ultimately, the collection of all air pollutants will result in a safe work environment, thereby increasing employee efficiency and productivity.
All types of dust collectors work the same way. Typically, collectors use multiple forces to separate dust from the airflow. These forces are centrifugal force, inertial force and gravity. The separated solids are moved to a hopper and temporarily stored. Baffle and settling chambers are generally not used in the mineral processing industry, but their working principles are incorporated into more efficient industrial dust collectors.
Industrial dust collectors use a variety of forces to separate dust from the airflow. This separation is achieved through the use of inertia, gravity and kinetic energy. The separated dust is then moved by gravity into a hopper, where it is temporarily stored. While the latter two types of collectors are more efficient, they are generally not used in the mineral processing industry. Whatever the reason, these industrial dust collectors can be used under the right conditions.