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Acrylic Laser cutting: odor reduction

Acrylic Laser cutting: odor reduction

Acrylic Laser cutting: odor reduction

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Has anyone run into this problem? If you have how did you fix it? We cut acrylic sheets with lasers (X-Y axis) and exhaust the fumes out of the plant at roof high vents. We are trying to reduce this problem as it does have a distinct odor. We have looked at stack extensions and activate carbon filter systems. I want to see if there other solutions we should look at?

RE: Acrylic Laser cutting: odor reduction

Can you mount a local exhaust hood with flexible hose which can be mounted at the cutting point?

RE: Acrylic Laser cutting: odor reduction

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Chicopee, we have vacuum draw at the cutting point on the lasers but the issues are with some of the area residents. The closest is around 600 yards.  

RE: Acrylic Laser cutting: odor reduction

fugitive odors are tough to get rid of. Research oxidizers and activated charcoal filters--that may help

RE: Acrylic Laser cutting: odor reduction

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Chicopee, I may have found a bio oxidation/waterfall filter system. Sounds like it's an air scrubber in miniature form.  

RE: Acrylic Laser cutting: odor reduction

Let us know of the outcome.

RE: Acrylic Laser cutting: odor reduction

(OP)
Our problem has been resolved. DEQ decided we needed to install stacks on the building. So for now we have some new stacks on our roof. SO far so good!

Thanks for the responses chicopee.

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