The problem of dust suppression is a very important matter in every manufacturing activity. Indeed, the exposure to dust is very dangerous as it has negative effects on people and it can lead to pathologies to the respiratory system.
Epidemiologic studies have found associations between the concentration of PM10 and the increase of mortality and hospitalization for heart and respiratory diseases.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified fine dust among the human carcinogens of type 1, in other words agents that are definitely cancerogenic for mankind. So, it is necessary to reduce the emission of dust.
Which are the solution in suppressing dust in both closed and open spaces?
Misting systems represent a solution extremely effective in the repression and suppression of suspended dusts generated by the movement of loose material or the activity of manufacturing production.
Misting systems are dislocated nearby those places where materials are in free fall and they have more circulation and surface:
- on grinding machines
- on drop points to conveyor belts of material
- on truck loading
- on unloading hoppers
- for the dust suppression produced by steel and cement plants
- on areas of loading and unloading ships
- on storage points of minerals, rocks, and coal
- painting plants
- recycling plants and crushed rocks processing
Italfog misting systems
Specialized in the creation, planning, and distribution of the misting systems on the Italian territory and abroad, Italfog supplies systems for dust suppression of easy and efficient installation.
Italfog Misting systems create a high concentration of ultra thin water droplets with an average diameter of 10 microns that have the ability to capture and suppress PM10 and smaller particles.
Surfactants instantly cover the suspended dust particles, increasing their weight and driving them to the ground.
The misting system helps to remove effectively 0,1-1000 micron breathable dust particles: dust agglomerated in thick mist has few ways to escape!
Italfog misting system is dimensioned and customized to every situation, according to the configuration of the emission point, the typology of the machinery to treat, the quantity and quality of dust produced.
Easiness and small–sized nozzles and tubing allow an easy-to-handle mounting nearby the machinery to process.
Fog cannons are used for large areas to:
- neutralize dust
- reduce health risks
- improve air quality
Italfog supplies the model Apache-C52.
Equipped with a high power turbine ventilator and thanks to its three-in-one concentric nozzle rings, it can spray a nebulized water jet or light rain, modulating the intensity, up to a distance of approximately 40-60* meters (130-170* feet).
Application of misting Systems
The assembly of the misting system is easy and doesn’t require special planning or permits. The industrial plants don’t require to be either stopped or modified during the set up of the system.
The operation is completely automatic and it doesn’t need any special attention. Furthermore, in the event of the stopping of the production process, Italfog misting system is interrupted with consistent saving.
Due to their special design, nozzles can be fully cleaned.
Maintenance is minimum and unit components are not subject to particular wear.
Surfactant is biodegradable and it is possible to treat yards and storage heaps.
The required quantity of water used in dust suppression is low and the residual humidity on materials at the end of the process is quite null.