An overview of dust control systems
Like the name of the system implies, a dust control system is basically a complex that is used to improve the air quality and to reduce the risk for various respiratory diseases caused by dust. These systems are designed either for commercial or for residential use and they work by simply "catching" the dust.
There are many types of dust: wood dust, dust produced by material processing units or steel production, coal or silica dust, etc. All of them are strong sources of airborne particles and they can cause various diseases, from the well-known black lung disease to asthma.
Types of dust control systems
In a nutshell, there are two main ways to collect the dust: there is wet suppression and dry collection. The first technique uses water spray or specialized foams to control the dust resulted from industrial processes, while the latter involves various filters and special bags that collect the dust and prepare it for proper disposal.
These systems come in various shapes and sizes, and every system is designed for a particular purpose. The smaller ones use only one vacuum unit that attracts the dust and purifies the air - these systems store the dust into a canister, a barrel or a special bag. These are basically 2-in-1 systems that not only extract the dust but also recirculate the air, which passes through a special filter/purifier that traps the smaller particles. These systems are small and compact, they are easy to handle and cost-effective - this is why they are usually created for residential use.
On the other hand, the larger dust control systems are more complex as they involve a two-step process - first and foremost, the system separates the larger dust particles from the smaller ones and afterwards it passes the air through the impeller. This way, the air is quickly filtered and recirculated, thus resulting in a fresher, less dangerous environment. For this reason, a large number of corporations and big organizations implement dust control systems within the air quality management program.
The importance of having a dust control system
Dust control systems play a pivotal role, as dust is commonly met nowadays and it can cause severe respiratory conditions that can worsen if left untreated. Bronchitis, emphysema or persistent cough are only some of the problems that have dust as the underlying cause. If the dust level is extremely high in an environment, it can even be a trigger for pulmonary cancer since it contains fungi and various chemicals that can reach the lungs and damage them, slowly but surely.
Dust, dust mites and various other allergens can cause more than just the regular nuisances like allergies or irritation. Happily, the modern dust control systems can remove both the visible and the invisible emissions as they are usually fully equipped and they come with cutting edge air purge systems. The dangers and side effects of dust may not be experienced on the spot, but they surely increase the risk for a variety of health issues in the long run.
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