How to eliminate emission of harmful dusts in industry?


In industrial plants the emission of harmful dusts may have negative influence on health of the employees and the environment. Therefore, it is worth investing in efficient solutions which minimize or completely eliminate such dusts. In this short article we present a few methods of how to acheive it.

Efficient systems for air filtration

A well designed and adequately selected dust collector should be equipped with filters that filter the air out of dusts and other particles to a level that is required by regulations. These are usually defined by Health and Safety at work requirements and some additional local environmental policies. There are plenty of dust collector to choose from.

Bag house dust collectors are known for their high efficiency and wide range of applications. The filters in a form of bags or sleeves are produced of various kind of filter fabrics (e.g. non-woven polyester) and they can be additionally enriched with properties such as antistatic, oil and hydrophobic or resistant to sticky and gluey content. A correct selection of filters to the extracted dust is crucial for efficient and well designed dust collecting system.

Optimalization of production processes

Apart from collecting the harmful dusts from the air, or directly form the machines, it is also important how the collected waste is stored, conveyed and whether their transporting generates dusts at any stage. By using technically advanced materials and well-thought solutions of dust handling it is possible to improve the company competitiveness. Pneumatic transport, chain or screw conveyors, dust-free loading systems, and buffor tanks – these ways of waste storage may help your organization economically by saving energy and ensuring effective warehouse logistics, and also and speed up often time-consuimg processes.

Education and training

Don’t forget about educating your employees in terms of harmful dust emission and the risks involved. The more aware they become and more trained at safety procedures, the better. It is always better to prevent rather than regret as they say. Implementing safety procedures must be backed up by regular repetitions and revisions of how they work in practice.

Regular control and air quality monitoring

Every machine or device needs periodical inspections and so do dust collectors. Follow the maintenance instructions and make sure your dust collectors are used properly and in accordance to their intended use. Remember to check their cleaning (regenerative) systems and the condition of the filters. It is also advisable to monitor the air quality in one’s plant on regular basis. It enables you to detect problems at an early stage and react faster. Keeping records of the maintenance works and measurements taken is also a good idea as it might be helpful in case of inspection or control from the environmental authorities.