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Asphalt Paving Plants And Wet Scrubbers

Date: 2018-01-31 | Author: Admin

tower packingAsphalt is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. Hot asphalt is mixed at 300-350 degrees and needs to be laid hot, therefore it must be produced close to where it is being used. Asphalt plants can be set up on construction sites that need a steady supply of asphalt. This is convenient and allows for the readily supply hot asphalt. In turn for such a convenience, wet scrubber should be utilized to keep your asphalt plant in EPA compliance. Environmental protection laws have developed stringent codes in regard to the limit of water flow and particulate and smoke emissions from asphalt plants. Asphalt and Concrete is an extremely integral part of the infrastructure of modern life and its production is a growing sector of industrial production. Asphalt concrete is used in many different applications, most commonly in the construction of highways and roads. 90 percent of paved roads in the United States are paved with asphalt. The main components of asphalt concrete are sand, gravel, crushed stone, slag, rock dust, powder or asphalt binder. The production process of asphalt and concrete results in a lot of particulate matter, mainly in the form of dust. The dust produced by the process can disrupt the manufacturing process and cause premature equipment aging and failure. Dust and pollution control at asphalt concrete production facilities is essential to prevent dangerous conditions that are detrimental to worker’s health. To date, dry dust collectors are a common way of dust removal of concrete plants; however, they cannot withstand ultra-high temperatures and result in mediocre performance. Wet air scrubbers are an effective solution to this issue. Scrubbers are air pollution control devices that use liquid to remove particulate matter or gases from an industrial exhaust or flue gas stream.  An upgrade to properly engineered wet scrubber will result in significant improvement of dust control, quality, and improved operational costs. Contact Kimre™ engineers today to request more information.

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