Industrial Dust and Odor Control

Innovations in Industrial Dust and Odor Control Systems for Recycling Operations

Loading and unloading, moving, and shredding recyclable materials often create fine dust particles that can escape into the air. When particulates get airborne, they become hazardous for both employees and the recycling equipment. Therefore, it’s crucial to implement an effective dust management strategy.

An active dust control plan also helps recycling facilities meet air quality standards, improve public relations with the surrounding community, and prevent costly penalties.


Dust suppression is a current challenge in recycling operations. Raised awareness and tighter regulatory standards contribute to the recycling industry finding more efficient and cost-effective methods of fugitive particle control. A good dust management plan tackles the problem at its source. Most shredders and crushers have dust suppression technology built into them. Still, it’s limited to those machines, leaving recycling facility managers to determine the best means for suppressing dust generated once material hits the open air.

Although ordinary at facilities treating organic material, the issue of odor control is significant across all sectors of the waste industry. Concerns over foul odor emissions are one of the big stumbling blocks in the planning and permitting stages of many waste facilities. In contrast, poorly executed odor control regimes can cause friction with the local community.

Odor control systems need to be considered central to the operation of plants and be well maintained.

This Technology Zone offers an insight into the latest innovations in Industrial Dust & Odor Control for waste and recycling operations.

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