Innovative Solutions - Dust Collector Filter Cleaning

Author:  Mike Wright | CEO | Wisdom Environmental Inc.
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 37, Issue 3, Summer 2023
Doc ID:  2023029
Year of Publication:  2023
WITH TALK of sustainability and circular recycling becoming more and more mainstream, many companies are taking the time to revisit their recycling programs. Recycling waste streams, generated by the production process, is a great solution to meet those sustainability metrics and, in some cases, replace costs with revenue. Innovative solutions for difficult to recycle materials are appearing every year, and opportunities to recycle materials that did not have a solution in the recent past may now be available to manufacturers. When it comes to recycling, the abrasives industry has been a leader in the adoption of recycling spent abrasives such as steel shot and brown-fused aluminum oxide. These waste streams are part of a larger system that includes not only the spent abrasives, but also the associated wastes generated from the dust collectors. This includes the dust generated from the blasting or peening processes and the filters that are contained in the dust collection system. There are now opportunities to recycle both the dust and the filters from these processes and add to the manufacturer’s list of recycled products.

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