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Fume Scrubbers

Scrubs corrosive fumes using 1/10th the water

Tri-Mer’s Fan / Separator is an all-mechanical fume scrubber that operates with 20% less brake horsepower than conventional fume eliminators.

The fume scrubber’s high efficiencies are possible due to its unique use of the fan as a centrifuge in the scrubbing process.

Fan velocity is precisely controlled so that air crossing the rigid packed media stays within design parameters. The system is positively pressured, working the reverse of conventional “negative air” scrubbers. Thus, air is pushed, rather than pulled, through the system.

55% of system performance results from contact between the contaminant-laden air and the rigid tube packing; 45% is from the centrifugal action of the fan wheel. The unit is extremely effective in eliminating corrosive contaminants; outlet is near saturation. Total energy consumption is generally 15 to 20% less than comparable wet scrubbers with a negative pressure design.

This fume scrubber is widely used for sulfuric acid, pickling, metal plating and battery charging operations.

The Tri-Mer fume scrubber was engineered for simple installation and start-up, so start-up costs are low. Fan and Separator are mated specifically to each other. Materials of construction include polypropylene, PVC, fiberglass-overlaid PVC and stainless steels.

Tri-Mer has supplied Boeing, Hamilton Sundstrand, GE, GM, Texas Instruments, Motorola, TABC, Criterion Catalyst, and hundreds of other manufacturers and job shops with emissions control systems that operate at 95-99% + efficiency, even under highly variable loadings.

To demonstrate the effectiveness of the Fan / Separator in your facility, Tri-Mer offers a Pilot Plant Program.