Use an Experienced Electrostatic Precipitator Service in NY, NJ, CT & Long Island to Reduce Pollution Caused By Your Activities
Smoke, whether from cigarettes or industrial plants like powerhouses that burn fossil fuels can cause a lot of health problems and needs to be controlled so that it does not cause further damage. Modern technology has found solutions to this problem in the form of our electrostatic precipitator service.
If you own a factory or another smoke-producing establishment in the NYC areas of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island, or additionally, Long Island, NY, North New Jersey or South Connecticut, you can greatly benefit from the services provided by United Hood Cleaning. This company provides commercial and residential hood cleaning and precipitator services that can help you to tackle the smoke pollution problem that’s affecting many parts of the world already.
Electrostatic smoke precipitators force the dirty smoke or flue gases past two electrical terminals that can come in the form of bars, plates or wires inside the pipe that is carrying away the smoke or heated waste gases. The first of these terminals or electrodes is charged up with a high negative voltage that the dirt particles that flow past it will pick up. The second electrode, which is at a higher level, will have a very high positive voltage that can be anything above 50,000 volts.
The soot particles that have already received a negative charge are then attracted to the positively charged electrodes and stick to it. These plates, bars or wires will accumulate the dirt particles and need to be periodically removed. This process, also called rapping, can be carried out manually by brushing them clean, or by any automated system that shakes the electrodes or brushes them.
Your electrostatic precipitator service provider will design your equipment to scrub out the dirt or dust, allow you to collect it, and arrange for its removal. Most of these will have a rapping mechanism that will allow you to remove dirt from the scrubber through steel brushes, vibrating hammers or other devices that allow the dirt to fall off the electrodes and collect in hoppers positioned underneath. Quite often, the pollutants that are being scrubbed will contain several pollutants, and some of them may even be valuable. In such cases, the service provider must design the precipitator equipment to collect it separately through means such as catalytic cleaning and in a multi-stage scrubbing process that separates the pollutants and retains those that have value.
The technology behind electrostatic smoke precipitation is the same in all cases, but every situation where such equipment is installed requires the scrubbing equipment to be designed to suit the requirements of the user and to ensure that any air pollution is kept to a minimum and follows the standards laid down by regulating agencies. Air pollution controls are becoming increasingly stringent and your electrostatic precipitator service provider must be always ready to provide you technology that has kept pace with the higher standards in force. Fortunately, companies like United Hood Cleaning have developed state-of-the-art precipitators that can remove up to 99 percent of the particulates in any flue gas from stacks they are installed on even when speeds of gas movement is as high as 20 cm per second.
Electrostatic air cleaners or precipitators use an electric charge to remove liquid or solid particles from flue gases in smokestacks by applying energy to them without in any way causing any impediment to the flow of the gases. It is a process that was first described in 1824, but as a commercial process was patented only in the early 1900s. Flue gases produced from industrial, or other activities can be cleaned up through the use of electrostatic precipitators. These devices must be able to handle large volumes of gas at different temperatures, different flow rates, and must be able to handle particles that can be liquid or solid. Their ability to deal with particles as small as 0.01 microns makes them highly effective at reducing pollution caused by industrial establishments.
Electrostatic precipitators can be dry or wet. Dry precipitators work above the dew point of the gas stream from which the dust needs to be removed. Wet precipitators can work with airstreams that can even have a 100 percent relative humidity. They are more commonly used in smokestacks where the flue gases can contain any liquid droplets formed during the process of burning. In many industrial settings, flue gases can contain sulfuric acid mist, tar, resins, and oil. The recovery of these materials can help in reducing costs because of the intrinsic economic value that they have.
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Large power plants can have multiple precipitators for each smokestack, while home furnaces can function equally effectively through the use of a single precipitator. Precipitators can also be used in medical settings or facilities for pharmaceutical production, for the removal of bacteria and fungi. You can also use these devices to purify the air in HVAC systems. If you’re looking for a professional electrostatic precipitator service in NY, NJ, CT & Long Island, then look no further than United Hood Cleaning. For more information, give us a call at (888) 889-3828 today!