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Equipment Selection Guide        

Dust, Particulate and Fume

Solid material conveyed in a gas stream can be referred to in numerous ways including "particulate", "dust", "fume" and "smoke".  Typically, most visible emissions (if not steam) are a solid material which we refer to as particulate matter.  There are numerous styles of equipment for removing particulate, each with their own specific characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.  Below is a general guide of the particulate removal devices that we manufacture, with a brief outline of their relative capabilities.  In all cases, please contact our engineers so that we can determine the correct solution to your air pollution control issues.


Dry Electrostatic Precipitator

Dry ESP

Large, heavy duty processes like power stations, cement kilns and smelters.

ESP Comparison
To read more visit our Dry Electrostatic Precipitator section.

Wet Electrostatic Precipitator

Dry ESP

For applications with the potential of moisture or sticky dusts

Fabric Filter Comparison
To read more visit our Wet Electrostatic Precipitator section.

Fabric Filter

Fabric Filter

For most applications below 260°C and with no moisture or sticky dust present.

ESP Comparison
To read more visit our Fabric Filter section.

Particulate Scrubber

Venturi Scrubber
  • low footprint applications
  • large dust sizes
  • sticky dusts
  • moisture in gas streams
  • preceding gas scrubbing stage
Scrubber Comparison
To read more visit our Particulate Scrubber section.


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