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Development of Mobile Vortex Wet Scrubber and Evaluation of Gas Removal Efficiency
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Development of Mobile Vortex Wet Scrubber and Evaluation of Gas Removal Efficiency
Kwak, Ji Hyun; Hwang, Seung-Ryul; Lee, Yeon-Hee; Kim, Jae-Young; Song, Ki Bong; Kim, Kyun; Kang, Jae Eun; Lee, Sang Jae; Jeon, Junho; Lee, Jin Hwan;
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BACKGROUND: In recent years, several researchers have focused on odour control methods to remove the harmful chemicals from chemical accidents and incidents. The present work deals with the system development of the hazardous. METHODS AND RESULTS: For on-site removal of hazardous gaseous materials from chemical accidents, mobile vortex wet scrubber was designed with water vortex process to absorb the gas into the water. The efficiency of the mobile vortex wet scrubber was evaluated using water spray and 25% ammonia solution. The inlet air velocity (gas flow rate) was according to the damper angle installed within the hood and with increase of gas flow rate, consequently the absorption efficiency was markedly decreased. In particular, when 25% ammonia solution was exposed to the hood inlet for 30 min, the water pH within the scrubber was changed from 7 to 12. Interestingly, although the removal efficiency of ammonia gas exhibited approximately 80% for 5 min, its efficiency in 10 min showed the greatest decrease with 18%. Therefore, our results suggest that the ammonia gas may be absorbed with the driving force of scrubbing water in water vortex process of this scrubber. CONCLUSION: When chemical accidents are occurred, the designed compact scrubber may be utilized as effective tool regarding removal of ammonia gas and other volatile organic compounds in the scene of an accident.
Ammonia gas;Chemical accident;Gas flow rate;Mobile Vortex Wet Scrubber;Removal efficiency;
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