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Chemical pollutants abatement

Absorption of chemical pollutants, and separation processes for aerosols, dust and particles

High-efficiency scrubbers for chemical pollutants abatement

The Socrematic range of wet scrubbers encompasses high-efficiency and low maintenance solutions for absorbing and separating chemical pollutants such as alkaline or acidic compounds, sulfurous or nitrogenous compounds, toxic gases, solid particles as well as aerosols.

Chemical pollutants abatement processes

Absorption processes for chemical pollutants:

  • Alkaline: NaOH, KOH, ...
  • Acidic: HCl, HF, HCN, HBr, H3PO4, ...
  • Sulfurous compounds: H2SO4, SO2, SO3, H2S, Mercaptans..
  • Nitrogenous compounds: NH3, RNH2, ...
  • Toxic gases: CL2, BF3, SO3, …

Separation processes for droplets and aerosols such as:

  • H2CrO4, H2SO4, HNO3, (NH4)2SO4, HCl, ...

Separation processes for dust and solid particles such as:

  • ZnO, NH4NO3, Cr2O5, TiO2, Zr2O5


  • Production, storage and packaging of basic chemical compounds
  • Fluidized bed, prill tower, granulator, dryer, atomizers and coolers used in the production of fertilizers, sugar, alfalfa, urea and ammonia nitrate
  • Degassing of reactors in ne chemistry and pharmacy
  • Liquid/waste incineration in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry
  • Metallurgy: iron and steel industries
  • Treatment of SO2/SO3/HF/HBr/HCl gaseous emissions
  • Lime kilns, paper waste
  • Degreasing and chroming baths, preparation and metalizing surfaces

Process design

For each application, the Socrematic process engineers will analyze the technical specifications and recommend the most suitable process to meet regulatory compliance. In most cases, the design of a performant and cost-effective solution is based on the following parameters:

  • Nature of pollutant and concentration
  • Temperature
  • Flow rate
  • Pressure drop
  • Emission limits
  • Space constraints
  • Material specifications
  • CAPEX and OPEX framework

Build to last

When designing air pollution equipment, we select the construction materials adapted to the flow, pressure drop, temperature, particulate and chemical compound characteristics.

  • FRP
  • RTP (Reinforced Thermoset Plastic) and dual laminate
  • PVC and CPVC
  • Polypropylene and polyethylene
  • Stainless steel, mild steel, and FRP-lined mild steel
  • Nickel alloys
  • Titanium

Chemical pollutant abatement technologies

Our range of wet scrubbers and demisters is the outcome of more than 45 years of expertise in developing and researching smart solutions for efficient absorption and separation of chemical compounds, particles and aerosols in all industries.

  • WATPACK® packed bed scrubber: gaseous pollutants absorption in a vertical counter-current flow packed bed scrubber using WATPACK® absorption packing and WATMESH® demister technologies.
  • KIMRE SXF®* horizontal cross flow scrubber: gaseous pollutants absorption in a horizontal cross flow scrubber equipped with WATPACK® KON-TANE® KIMRE®* pads to maximize the gas/liquid contact, followed by a WATMESH® B-GON® mist eliminator.
  • WATTRAY® tray scrubber: vertical tray scrubber technology for pollutants absorption and dust removal.
  • WATSPRAY® spray scrubber: spray tower scrubber technology using multiple spray nozzles in different stages and WATMESH® technology.
  • KIMRE™ WATMESH® demister: high performance mist eliminator using proprietary composition of different bone crimp and mesh diameter, provided in adapted materials.

  • WATMONIA® ammonia scrubber: scrubber technology for ammonia removal in fertilizer production and chemical plants

Contact us today!

We are looking forward to sharing our insights on the appropriate treatment process and adequate technology for your chemical pollutant abatement application.