International Sugar Journal

Inside a wet scrubber* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Wet scrubbers are used in a range of industries for exhaust gas cleaning and are the Australian sugar industry’s most effective means of removing dust from boiler flue gas, being responsible for significantly reducing its environmental footprint. In virtually all cases, the collection efficiency of wet scrubbers is high enough for boilers with them installed to comfortably comply with the dust emission limits set by environmental authorities. However, wet scrubbers often cause boiler operational problems such as excessive vibration, deposit build-up and wear of boiler induced draft fans due to water droplet carryover and reduced boiler steam output due…

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