Air-Cleaning Blowers Filter and Clean Air

ACBs filter and clean air by removing dust and germ particles without the use of filter media.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

January 20, 2021

2 Min Read
Image courtesy of Air Cleaning Blowers LLC

Air-Cleaning Blowers (ACBs) ventilate, pressurize, and clean particles from even exceedingly dusty air without using any filter elements. ACBs help reduce the costs and complications of providing ventilation in industrial and commercial buildings.

They are simpler to size and use than systems with ordinary air filters and air purifiers because they have no filter elements to clog. Without clogging, ACBs provide constant and predictable airflow, air pressure, air quality, and energy consumption. For users, having no filter media provides numerous benefits, among them no filter media to buy or maintain, bring in dry fresh air from outside by removing mist and rain, and no deferred maintenance of filter media to cause surprise consequences.

ACBs were originally developed for dusty, corrosive, and other harsh industrial and military conditions. They are now used in applications as diverse and challenging as an African diamond mine, electrical controls in Nucor Steel plants, dust control in a Mitsubishi food manufacturing plant, and US military satellite-tracking trailers in the Middle East. Currently, NIOSH (the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) is using them to develop systems to produce clean air to surround and protect coalminers in underground mines. 

As this video shows, the installation and operation of the Air-Cleaning Blower is simple. As ACBs pull the ambient air through their housings, they use the particles' own momentums to separate them from the clean air in a multi-patented, novel way. They then eject the debris back into the atmosphere from where it came, usually outdoors. They remove large or small quantities of sand, dust, and other particles, big and small—even mist and rain.  

On the company’s growing success, ACBs CEO Edward Roston said, "What we have developed here at Air Cleaning Blowers is a real innovative technology that can seriously help slow down the spread of pathogens and protect the health of many people." 

ACBs are offered to fit applications with airflows from 50 to 3500 CFM (in other words, from the size of a computer to that of a good-sized store or factory). ACBs can also serve as prefilters for specialized downstream filters such as HEPA, activated carbon, and the media in swamp coolers, to increase their lives and to decrease their costs of operation, as well as to blow the air to the application. 

Air Cleaning Blowers LLC, Highland, NY 845-244-3091

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Powder Bulk Solids Staff

Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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