Wet Scrubber Systems: Comparing Design & Performance

Wet Scrubber Systems: Comparing Design & Performance

Whether you’re involved in the production of fertilizer, the processing of metals, or any manufacturing in between, you likely know about the role that wet scrubber systems play in collecting particulate matter from waste gas streams. Depending on the regulatory requirements under which your facilities operate, however, you may be unfamiliar with the differences in wet scrubber systems as they relate to design functionality—as well as how they compare in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.

The Types of Wet Scrubbers

Wet scrubber systems differ both in actual scrubber design and the type of aerosol (scrubbing liquid) that is utilized to capture particulate matter. While the specifics of scrubbing liquids are worthy of their own discussion, the narrower scope of scrubber design pertains directly to individuals already in an industry that requires the use of wet scrubbers.

Most simply, wet scrubber systems can be categorized (by their design features) into spray towers, cyclonic spray towers, tray towers, and venturi scrubbers. These types of wet scrubbers vary in cost, efficiency, and effectiveness, with venturi scrubbers offering the greatest level of particulate collection at the highest price point.

Purchasing Wet Scrubber Systems

When initially acquiring wet scrubbers for your plant operations, connecting with a reputable manufacturer is an important first step. If you’re not familiar with the nuances of how wet scrubbers function, the expertise that turn-key manufacturers, like DoverMEI, provide is an invaluable aspect of not only selecting the proper wet scrubbers for your particular business’s vertical but also in their future inspection and maintenance.