A new line of Handte Vortex wet scrubbers from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) is designed to deliver high-performance wet dust collection with “plug and play” operation and low maintenance. The units are said to be ideal for capturing very sticky dusts and fibers, for processes with high fire loads and flying sparks, and for filtration of highly explosive dusts, particularly for applications where dry dust collection systems are not appropriate.
Because they provide wetting of combustible dusts, Handte Vortex scrubbers can eliminate the need for costly ancillary explosion protection devices. There are no filters to replace, reducing overall maintenance requirements. The units install quickly and are easy to operate. Two basic models are available: the Vortex Dual has an integrated fan/ventilator within the unit, which intensifies the separation of dust particles. It combines a robust but low-profile design with maximum versatility to handle a wide variety of applications. The Vortex (standard) has a top-mount fan and uses separation principles that are especially effective in dealing with sticky materials. Handte Vortex scrubbers operate at low internal pressure drop compared to venturi-type wet collectors. Two horsepower ratings are available for standard and high-static pressure applications.