An Introduction to Gas Phase Filtration
Air quality is a huge concern for many of us who live and work in big cities. Pollution is constantly accumulating and affecting our health and wellbeing, so it’s important that we can keep our indoor air environments clean with a quality filtration system. This article will give an introduction to gas phase filtration systems, explaining what they are and how they can be a great option for cleaning up the air in your business.
What is Gas Phase Filtration?
Gas phase filtration is a specialised type of filtration system that cleans air of odors, chemicals and other intangible material that cannot be removed by other filters. The process utilises filters and chemicals to remove various pollutants from the air. Typically gas phase filtration systems use a material called a sorbent, such as charcoal, which will absorb chemical substances and remove them from the air.
Varieties of Gas Phase Filtration
There are a few different types of gas phase filtration systems to choose from, including deep bed and thin bed. Deep bed systems have thicker filters and allow more exposure of the absorbent materials to contaminated air. Deep bed systems are therefore more effective at pulling contaminants out of the air and are typically used in environments with higher levels of airborne pollutants.
On the other hand, thin bed systems are typically used in environments with a lower concentration of airborne contaminants, such as facilities where air is recirculated. Thin bed systems will usually need to have filters replaced a bit more frequently since filters are smaller, depending on the size and contaminant levels at your company.
Choosing which type of gas phase filtration system works best will depend on many of your individual requirements. Either thin or deep bed systems are effective in pressurised filtration systems. Make sure to check with your installer about what they recommend to handle your filtration needs.
Applications of Gas Phase Filtration
The types of companies that most frequently employ a gas phase filtration system experience gases, fumes, and chemicals released into the air from their regular operations. Such a powerful filtration system can reliably be used to keep air environments clear from a wide variety of pollutants and contaminants.
Some work environments that release many chemicals and fumes into the air that may benefit from gas phase filtration include agricultural facilities, manufacturers, oil refineries, and waste treatment plants. In addition to its uses for businesses with high levels of contaminants, gas phase filtration systems can be very beneficial for businesses where the maintenance of air quality is essential for regular operations. These kinds of facilities could include computer or manufacturing cleanrooms, museums, libraries, data centers, or food processing facilities.
Gas phase filtration systems are not typically used in homes. This is due to a variety of factors, including the large size of equipment, high cost of both the equipment and installation, and the need to change filters frequently. Overall, this kind of system makes much more sense in business settings than in residential environments.
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