Dust Control in MRFs
- 03 April 2012
- Product News
Processing domestic waste material in a MRF can generate nuisance dust issues which can create an unpleasant working environment for employees, housekeeping issues and significant fire risks as airborne dust particles come to rest on plant equipment.
Impact Air Systems has vast experience of dust control solutions, enabling us to offer simple yet highly effective methods for capturing dust at source at conveyor discharge or transfer points. These dust control solutions can be integrated into your MRF using stand alone fully automatic filter systems or incorporated into other centralised pneumatic conveying systems.
The reverse jet filter system offers an effective air cleaning system to remove dust particles from the conveying air stream to well below current COSHH levels. The system also offers significant energy savings, generated by recycling the heated air back into the production area.
Dust recovered by the reverse jet filter system is collected in a bin via a hopper and can be disposed of via a plastic sack. Alternatively, Impact Air Systems also offer a dust briquetter system which allows dust collected to be compacted into a small pellet or briquette. These units can be installed directly underneath the filter unit or via a simple dust conveying system to a remotely located briquetter unit.
Impact Air Systems have successfully resolved dust related issues in a number of recycling processes throughout the UK and in several countries overseas including dry commingled recyclables, plasterboard / gypsum recovery, plastic recycling, WEEE waste and C&D recycling operations.
In association with Impact's range of air based recycling solutions including density separation such as air knives and zigzag separation, Glass clean up, FilmVac and general material conveying, dust control completes the picture, ensuring an energy efficient system which complies with even the most stringent environmental standards.