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Wet Scrubber Design Guide

Views: 6     Author: Xicheng EP LTD     Publish Time: 2023-02-11      Origin: Xicheng EP LTD

Wet scrubbers are an air pollution control technology commonly used to remove particulate and/or gaseous pollutants from industrial exhaust streams. They work by forcing polluted air through a scrubbing fluid, which reacts with and removes the pollutants. Wet scrubbers are effective at removing a wide variety of pollutants, including particulate matter, sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other pollutants. The design of a wet scrubber is critical to its performance and involves many important calculations and considerations.

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Wet Scrubber Design Considerations

Wet scrubber designs will vary depending on the specific application and the type of contaminants to be removed. Here are some key factors to consider when designing a wet scrubber:


Pollutant Load: The first step in designing a wet scrubber is to determine the pollutant load that needs to be removed. This information is used to calculate the size of the scrubber and the required scrubber flow.


Contaminant Type: The type of contaminant being removed will affect the scrubber design. For example, the scrubbing fluid used to remove SOx will be different than the scrubbing fluid used to remove NOx.


Exhaust Flow: The exhaust flow will determine the size of the scrubber and the required scrubbing fluid flow. It is important to ensure that the scrubber is designed to handle the maximum expected exhaust flow.


Scrubbing Fluid: The scrubbing fluid used in a wet scrubber must be selected based on the type of contaminant to be removed and the reaction rate required. Alkaline solutions and acids are commonly used as scrubbing solutions.


Collection mechanism: The collection mechanism is used to separate the contaminants from the wash solution. This can be achieved by sedimentation, filtration or centrifugation. The choice of collection mechanism will depend on the type of contaminant to be removed and the desired reaction rate.

Wet Scrubber Design Calculations

Below are some key calculations used in wet scrubber design:


Scrubber Sizing: Scrubbers are sized based on exhaust flow and desired removal efficiency. This calculation takes into account the volume of wash solution required, the size of the mixing chamber and the collection mechanism.


Washing liquid flow rate: The flow rate of the washing liquid is calculated based on the exhaust flow rate and the required removal efficiency. This calculation takes into account the required residence time, mixing efficiency and collection mechanism of the contaminated air in the scrubber.


Collection Efficiency: Collection efficiency is calculated based on the type of contaminant being removed and the collection mechanism. This calculation takes into account the particle size distribution of the pollutants and the settling velocity of the particles.


Pressure Drop: The pressure drop across the scrubber is calculated based on the flow rates of the contaminated air and scrubbing fluid, the size of the scrubber and the type of scrubbing fluid. This calculation is used to determine the required fan size and scrubber pressure drop.


Energy consumption: The energy consumption of the scrubber is calculated based on the flow rate of the contaminated air, the flow rate of the scrubbing liquid and the pressure drop across the scrubber. This calculation is used to determine the power consumption required by the scrubber.

Cross Flow Horizontal Wet Scrubber

In conclusion

The design of a wet scrubber is a complex process involving many important calculations. You seek professional wet scrubber manufacturers to provide you with design and production services. Each design parameter affects the treatment efficiency of the wet scrubber.

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