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Aqueous Parts Washers Creating Excess Vapor

Aqueous Parts Washers Creating Excess Vapor

Aqueous Parts Washers Creating Excess Vapor

Hello all,

I am an intern at a company called voestalpine Elmsteel in Lafayette, IN.  I am going back to Purdue soon, and am trying to wrap up/implement a few projects before my time is up here.  We are having problems finding a solution to the excess water/cleaner solution vapor being exhausted by our aqueous parts washing machines.  They have a small footprint and exhaust the vapor at a low flow rate (somewhere around 30 CFM I believe), but over the course of the day, they expel 50 gallons of water in addition to about 2 gallons of cleaner into the factory in the form of vapor.  I cannot find a mist collector or desiccant dehumidifier that can extract that amount of liquid from the exhaust, but also run at a flow rate low enough to suit our machines.  In the past, a centrifugal unit was installed with ducts connected to the exhaust vent on top of the machine.  However, the blower ran at too high of a flow rate, and drew about 40 to 50 degrees F of heat from the machine.  For this reason, a lower CFM, high extraction machine is needed, but one that can extract the liquid at temperatures around 150 deg. F.  Also, the components would have to be stainless steel, as the cleaner has corrosive properties.  Does anybody know of a potential solution?  

RE: Aqueous Parts Washers Creating Excess Vapor

 Fit a scrubber arrangement with drain at the exhaust and also there is the option to fit a vapor condenser ( air or water cooled).

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