Air pollution control is a high priority for many different factories. Any factory that works with high-dust particles, chemicals, contaminants, and products like gasoline, oil, and other fossil fuels must work hard to control the emissions produced by the factory. Even a plastic manufacturing factory must control the emissions produced by plastic manufacturing and production.
Because pollution control is so important, there are a variety of pollution control equipment types that factories can use to keep the air clean around their factories. This is a necessity for some areas where air quality is extremely regulated. Even in areas with less-regulated air pollution laws, any factory that produces a large amount of emissions and pollutants into the air is generally frowned on by the general public.
In general, there are two main types of pollution control equipment models that factories can use to help reduce their pollutants. These two types of machines include thermal oxidizers and carbon absorbers. Each type of pollution control unit has its own sub-units as well, that operate on slightly different principles.
Thermal oxidizer: A thermal oxidizer uses heat to help convert emissions into safe, breathable air. The machine pulls in the contaminated air, then creates a chemical reaction between the pollutants and a metal catalyst bed under high heat. The reaction removes the chemicals from the air and clean air is expelled.
Carbon absorber: A carbon absorber works by pulling the contaminated air over an activated carbon bed. The carbon removes the pollutants from the air and expels clean air out of the machine.