Gas scrubber for storage tanks (HCI, NH3,…) and laboratories

Tank scrubbers, laboratory gas scrubbers

The gas scrubber is, through its versatility and broad range of application possibilities, one of the most used techniques in the field of industrial air pollution control (separation of harmful or toxic components) and industrial odor control (separation of odour components). For the working principle of the gas scrubber in general, please consult the corresponding page.

What is a tankscrubber?
What is a laboratory gas scrubber?

A tank scrubber is a small gas scrubber for storage tanks. A laboratory scrubber is a small compact gas scrubber for laboratories and all applications for smaller emission flow rates, requiring to be treated. In short, a gas scrubber is a packed column, wherein the gas emissions to be treated are put into contact with a washing liquid (water with chemical additives) to separate harmful and/or odour components from the gas and absorb these components into the liquid. For smaller emission flow rates (odour control as well as air pollution control), such as for storage tanks and laboratory applications, a compact counterflow gas scrubber is used. This kind of compact scrubber has a small footfrint (less then one square meter of floor surface required), still offering enough capacity to treat smaller gas flow rates efficiently.

However, these compact gas scrubbers are still completely custom made and specifically adapted to the gas emissions offered. According to the (harmful) components present in the gas emissions, the compact scrubber can be made of SS, PP, HDPE, PVC, PVDF and even glass.

Tankscrubbers are used in following industries:

  • tank storage and siphoning of liquids in the chemical industry and logistics
  • tankcleaning
  • waste collection, waste treatment, waste recycling
  • agroindustrial and food industry
  • animal nutrition, petfoods, animal feeds, production of feed ingredients

Laboratory scrubbers:

Smaller up to bigger laboratories using chemicals. After extraction out of the premises, the polluted air needs purification, before emission.

Components to be separated:

Just like the bigger version, these compact air scrubbers (cross- of counterflow) can be used to separate components such as:

  • H2S (hydrogen sulfide)
  • NH3 (ammonia)
  • HCl (hydrochloric acid)
  • SO2 (sulfur dioxide)
  • RHS (mercaptans or thiols)
  • CH2O (formaldehyde, formaline)
  • amines
  • phenol
  • HNO3 (nitric acid)
  • NOx (nitrogen oxide)
  • EO (ethylene oxide), …

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Compact gas scrubbers : advantages

  • relatively simple concept and well controllable
  • low energy consumption
  • compact and space saving
  • predictable and guaranteed performance
  • high efficiency
  • maintenance-friendly
  • versatile use, in various industrial sectors, for a wide range of applications

Tankscrubber, compact gas scrubber and laboratory scrubber – industrial emission treatment (air pollution control and odor control): use

  • Chemical gas scrubbers for storage tanks (HCl, NH3, etc…)
  • Compact gas scrubbers for storage tanks and laboratories