Fume Scrubbers

Fume scrubbers are used to separate chemical fumes from an airstream and work based on the principles of evaporative cooling and condensation. Generally these fumes are chemicals used in manufacturing processes such as metal finishing, chemical processing, food, pharmaceutical and more. Chicago Plastic Systems designs, builds, installs, and services fume scrubbers up to 50,000 cfm and with removal efficiencies up to 95%. Demist rates can be as high at 99.5% for droplets of greater than 20 micron size. For difficult applications, we work with your engineering and maintenance staff to develop custom fume scrubbers suited to your individual application. To learn more about how we can improve your in plant air quality, and significantly reduce corrosion contact us today.

Not every system requires the use of a scrubber. In fact, many times this is the case. We're happy to develop a system that will meet your requirements, but it's up to you to determine whether a fume scrubber is required. If there's any concern at all, we recommend contacting a qualified environmental engineering firm and we'll work together with them to develop a system that complies with their evaluation and meets your budget.

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Fume Scrubbers

How Fume Scrubbers Work

Although simple in concept, scrubbers are highly engineered pollution control devices that are specific to the application.  In a “Wet Bed” scrubber, captured corrosive air and fumes pass through a mist of sprayed liquid (usually water) to make contact and mix with the fumes to be removed.  By using a bed of “packing” we can increase the contact area and mixing time.  The packing has a multitude of surfaces for the fume to impact.  As this mixture collects on packing, it condenses into larger and larger drops until it becomes heavy enough to fall out and collect in the sump of the scrubber.  Velocity, flow rate, chemistry, maintenance, dwell time, packing type, water quality, etc. all contribute to whether or not your scrubber will work properly. If you have problems with your existing, scrubber, call us to have a technician come to your site and diagnose why. We'll provide a thorough inspection and write up with recommendations. To learn more see our Services page.

Fume Scrubbers


For over 20 years, Chicago Plastic Systems has worked to become the premier choice for industrial thermoplastic fabrication. If you need custom plating tanks​​​​​​​, wet fume scrubbers​​​​​​​, processing skids, pipe fabrication or your own unique product​​​​​​​ manufactured, CPS is at your service.

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