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Breathe Purer Air In Industrial Environments

smoke stack

Do you want to breathe pure air? Or give your employees cleaner air to breathe while working? Of course you do. One of the unfortunate truths about today’s world is that the air we breathe is not pure. It contains many contaminants, pollutants and irritants. Most of the time we don’t notice they are there. It’s nice to breathe freely, but it can also offer a false sense of comfort in thinking that the air…

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Carbon Air Filtration


There are times when one’s air cleaning process may require the use of a carbon post filter. Let’s get a brief overview of carbon, how it works, and when you should consider using it. What is Carbon and Carbon Filtration? Carbon (sometimes referred to as activated charcoal) is typically used to address Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOC’s. VOC’s include odors and other gaseous pollutants. There is also impregnated carbon that is used to increase the…

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Troubleshooting An Electrostatic Cell

large MistBuster cells

If you know what to look for when troubleshooting an electrostatic cell it is a fairly easy process. I will go over the general troubleshooting of an electrostatic cell in this blog, and this covers all electrostatic cells we sell. If your electrostatic cell has not been cleaned for a while, it is important that the electrostatic cell is thoroughly cleaned before troubleshooting. You can find additional information on cleaning an electrostatic cell here. Notice:…

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Isolation, Source, And Ambient Capture

MistBuster on machine tool enclosure

A common question comes up very frequently, and that is “how do you determine if you should do source capture or ambient capture?” Well, the simple answer is you should do source capture; however it is not always convenient or possible to do source capture. What I am going to talk about is the pros and cons of doing isolation, source, and ambient capture. Yes, I just threw isolation capture in there. A lot of…

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Kitchen Exhaust PCU Efficiency

AutoClean unit

When sizing a kitchen exhaust pollution control unit, we typically recommend about 2,000 CFM per full size industrial electrostatic cell. Then to achieve higher airflows, we will add more cells in various configurations to maintain 2,000 CFM or less per cell. If you look at the single cell efficiencies graph below, you can see efficiencies graphed for several airflows. If a higher efficiency is required, we will recommend a lower CFM per electrostatic cell to…

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Motorized Impeller Changes To MistBuster® Improves Performance Greatly

new MistBuster impeller

We are excited to announce that we have changed the motorized impellers in our MistBuster® line to a new design that significantly improves performance while also improving efficiency. The new motorized impeller has a single piece PA plastic injected impeller compared to our original impeller that was assembled from several pieces of cut and formed pieces of metal. The benefit of the single piece impeller is the ability to have an innovative design that was…

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AQE To Showcase Products At 2018 AHR Expo

2018 AHR Expo

For those of you that are involved in the HVAC-R industry in any way, you’re likely aware of the 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago’s McCormick Place. The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition brings together more than 2,000 exhibitors and 60,000 industry professionals. Find out more at https://ahrexpo.com/. Dates for this year’s show are January 22nd – January 24th. Air Quality Engineering, Inc. is a longstanding exhibitor at AHR. For the show this year, visitors to…

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MistBuster® Advantage

Pressure Drop Chart

A frequently asked question when evaluating mist collection solutions is, “what are the advantages of an electrostatic precipitator (like the MistBuster®) over a media air cleaner?” The primary advantages are: airflow, maintenance, and efficiency. AIRFLOW: An electrostatic precipitator stays consistent as the electronic filters (cells) collect contaminant. The reason being that air flow through a cell is not impeded as it collects mist and smoke particulate. The cell design is such that it collects particulates…

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Welding Hazards and Your Workplace

welding air filtration units in use

A recent article published by IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) estimates that 11 million workers worldwide have a job title of “welder” and an additional 110 million workers probably incur welding related exposures such as fumes, gases, radiation, asbestos, and solvents. The hazards from welding extend beyond the welders. People working with and near welders are also susceptible to the same carcinogens as the welders. It is also possible that the workers near…

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MistBuster Oil Selector Switch

Mistbuster 2000 coolant selector-knob

Our patented water/oil selector switch is one feature that makes our mist collector units stand out from the other electrostatic mist collection units on the market. Water soluble coolant has an increased conductivity when compared to oil-based coolant. The patented technology of the water/oil selector switch provides the unique ability to adjust the electrical properties of the MistBuster® to match the type of coolant used. Switching the MistBuster® between water and oil mode is simple….

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