Air purification refers to vapor phase treatments including cleaning, purifying, neutralizing and extraction/recovery processes. Activated carbon is one of the most effective treatment processes for these applications and is applied in numerous ways from standalone units to impregnated materials (paper, cloth, etc.) used in filter elements to acid/base treated products for neutralization of corrosive vapors.
In residential and commercial HVAC systems, filter media (cloth and paper) incorporate activated carbon for air recirculation systems. In industrial settings, impregnated activated carbons are used to neutralize corrosive gases to protect electronic components and instrumentation. Activated carbon is also utilized for the capture of nuisance odors such as hydrogen sulfide and related reduced sulfur compounds for natural gas purification, wastewater treatment facilities and various industrial setting such as asphalt plants. Activated carbon is widely used to capture mercury from the flue gas emitting from coal-fired power plants.
Choosing the most effective activated carbon product for a given gas stream requires knowledge of the application and familiarity with systems used in these scenarios. Also, knowledge of activated carbon properties and post-production treatment processes will ensue that the proper product is chosen for a given application. When incorporating products into various support media and OEM products, an understanding of manufacturing processes and materials handling is necessary to streamline production and maximize finished product performance.
An air/gas purification expert is a professional with education, knowledge and experience about the process of evaluating environmental conditions, treatment processes, and system design to achieve the greatest efficiency and performance. Experts should also have good communication skills so that client and staff fully understand equipment and operational requirements.
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