The filtration of hazardous dusts and fumes is an important component of any air movement systems, used within the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Air filtration (or abatement) is required to limit the impact on the health and safety of people and animals living within surrounding environment, whilst ensuring compliance with local pollution prevention and control legislation. Mechon has vast experience in working together with the Client and the UK Environmental Protection Agency to deliver advanced pollution prevention solutions for all industrial type processes.

Airborne dusts are generally easier to remove from an air-stream than fumes or gases. Air Filtration techniques for dusts include:

  • Baghouse Filters and Dust Collectors
  • Cartridge Filters
  • Shaker Filters
  • Wet Collectors and precipitators
  • HEPA Filters
  • High Efficiency Cyclone Separators
  • Air filters for Silo Venting
  • Sintered and Ceramic Filtration Plant

Solvent, fumes and gas pose a particular challenge when correct abatement and dispersion is required. Statutory instruments such as EPA technical guidance notes and  the Solvent Emissions Regulations stipulate how these substances should be filtered and discharged to atmosphere.

Abatement techniques for fumes, vapours and gases may include:

  • Activated Carbon Filters
  • Electrostatic Precipitators
  • Venturi scrubbers
  • Chemical filters
  • Oil mist collection
  • HEPA Filters

MECHON has a vast amount of experience in the handling of hazardous dusts, which are extremely toxic or at high risk of causing dust explosions. Specialised ductwork systems and filtration plant, such as wet collectors (precipitators) and sintered type filters, are installed in these types of applications. All equipment installed in potentially explosive atmospheres are ATEX approved, ensuring compliance with the DSEAR Regulations 2002.