Industrial Air Filtration Challenges

Main challenges of Manufacturers in the Food, Feed, Pharma and Chemical Industries:

Risks of handling dust

  • Explosivity

    80% of the dust filtration systems have fire and explosive risks. This is why dust filter systems should be designed in a more balanced way.

  • Handling Waste

    When the particles are collected and handled in a safe and automatic manner of operator filter element, it is inevitable to generate the waste.

  • Wastewater stream

    A combination of particles and vapor can be removed by a wet scrubber, rather than a dry dust filter. However, treatment the wastewater stream produced by the scrubber is sometimes neglected.

  • ATEX Regulations

    Combustible dust standards to prevent injury and property loss due to fire hazards.

Reducing Air Emissions and Increase Energy Efficiency

It is essential for your factory to comply with emission limits on dust, vapor, and odor. Choosing the right technology will make this simpler while also notably improving energy efficiency. In over 1000 executed projects, JOA has made an impact reducing waste-water streams. Therefore, we prefer “dry” filter techniques over wet scrubbers. We only advise wet scrubbers when the effluent waste-water stream is recycled effectively into the production process.

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How to handle Air Emissions and optimize energy efficiency?

A good example of is ammonium sulphate fertilizer plants. By utilizing JOA inline venturi scrubber effluent as process make-up water, the wet-scrubbing systems delivers both an environmental as economic benefits. Another benefit is direct energy recovery, using the exhaust air from driers and flash towers to recover the energy for direct steam or hot water generation. As a result, the energy recovery efficiency ranges from 70% to 85%.

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Improving Product and Process Quality in an Industrial Environment

JOA’s extraction system guarantees a healthy work environment that complies with relevant standards. Moreover, we deliver economic benefits through improved processes stability and product quality.

Our systems are GCM-balanced, applying distributed conveying velocities to control dust and vapor build-up. Additionally, we use CFD-optimized extraction hoods and enclosures. This minimizes the extraction of valuable dust and protects manufactured products. At the same time, it reduces the downtime of the facility because the factory needs less cleaning or dust filter replacement.

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Create a Healthy Work Environment and Increase Operator Safety

There is nothing more important than being able to work in a healthy environment. According to the World Health Organization, air pollution has been linked to a range of negative health effects. This includes cardiovascular and lung diseases. Indoor exposure to air pollutants is a serious long-term health risk for your operators. Therefore, it is a necessity to address this professionally by creating a healthy work environment.

Key focus on eliminating

  • Fine particulate matter (PM10 range)
  • Ultra-fine particulate matter (<PM0.1 range)
  • Fumes, Odors, and Aerosols
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