Particulate matter in the bag

Published 04 January 2016

Tagged Under: bag houses dust emissions 

With air emissions regulations becoming stricter in many parts of the world and policy makers considering the adoption of increasingly tighter legislation, cement producers need to re-evaluate their air pollution control systems to ensure compliance. The latest generation baghouses have proven to limit harmful particulate matter (PM) emissions and seek to address such pollution control concerns. By José Miguel Angolemme, Redecam Group, Italy.

The latest-generation baghouses contain filter bags designed with a small pore structure to capture submicron PM

As the environmental and health effects of air pollution from particulate matter (PM) become more intensely researched and widely documented, an increasing number of governments are introducing and/or tightening limits on such emissions. For instance, limits on PM10 and PM2.5 emissions have been imposed in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and the USA and EU. Going forward, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Member States will have to meet stricter emission cuts, including the further reduction of PM2.5 by 2020 and beyond. Even stricter limits are also being discussed in other countries.

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