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Washing dirty air for a cleaner environment

A Hungarian company has developed a complete range of air washers and demisters to clean exhaust air emitted by electroplating factories.
Washing dirty air for a cleaner environment
As a result of the electroplating manufacturing processes, many harmful contaminants are created as waste products. Thus certain technologies have been developed to successfully de-contaminate the air and water used in these manufacturing environments. In response to such requirements, a Hungarian company has developed an air cleansing system that removes airborne contaminant particles prior to discharge into the external environment.

The process operates by washing the contaminated air as it passes through specially designed nozzles located within the air washer enabling the particles to attach to the water. Freshwater continually flows into the system to provide water level equilibrium and replace heavily contaminated water. Once the air has passed through the water it flows into the ventilator and is extracted through the chimney before being expelled into the environment.

All the components are manufactured in Polypropylene and PVC, and all the processing functions within the air washer are designed so that all exhaust emissions are below European emission standards. The design of the system can be horizontal or vertical with tailor made exhaust capacity depending on the customers' specific impurity and quantity requirements. This company have already managed to launch the product on the market, and they are actively seeking industrial partners for commercial licence agreements.
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