Restaurants, diners, coffee-shops and other establishments that cook food for customers all have kitchens that feature commercial kitchen exhaust filtration systems. But which one is the best one for your restaurant? There are two basic types of commercial cooking exhaust system configurations to consider.
Different types of electrostatic precipitator systems have been around for over 100 years, but how does an electrostatic precipitator work?
A mist collector is another name for electrostatic precipitator collector. Because the exhaust emitted by industrial processes is typically smoke, fumes and/or mist, the name is accurate for what the electrostatic precipitator (ESP) mist collector does.
SmogHog fume extractors or SmogHog Mist Collectors, remove harmful smoke, fumes and mist that are created as a result of industrial processes and releases the clean air after the process. These provide a lot of additional benefits that you may have never considered.
Last month, we described–in detail–what an electrostatic precipitator was and what it is used for. This month, we will discuss some of the benefits of using an electrostatic precipitator when compared to other air pollution control methods.
1 – Reduced Operational WasteProbably one of the biggest advantages of using an electrostatic precipitator is that all filters are washable or reclaimable. There are no filters to be thrown away and added to landfills. Since you are making an effort to reduce air pollution, doesn’t it make sense to reduce landfill waste as well?
Also known as ESP systems, an electrostatic precipitator system is a collection system for removing mist, smoke, grease, and even odor from a commercial kitchen. It does this by using an electric charge to generate static electricity to attract these contaminants from the airflow, and pulling them into charged collection plates or cells that trap them without significantly impeding the airflow of the kitchen’s exhaust. These plates can then be cleaned, replaced or even have an automatic “washing” function within the ESP to keep the plates clean and continuing to collect contaminants without having to get manually involved in cleaning and maintaining them often.
Most ESP systems are highly efficient. For example, the SMOG HOG electrostatic precipitator removes over 95% of all mist, smoke, fumes, and even microscopic contaminants in a “single-pass” configuration and over 97% in a “double-pass” configuration.