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Selecting the right filtration technology: Key To Clean Air System

Selecting the right filtration technology: Key To Clean Air System

In a previous article , we discussed the importance of air flow in pollution control. Now we will look into the filtration technology we use in the clean air system, which are these? What are their advantages and disadvantages? Which applications are suitable or unsuitable for these technologies? How do you wisely choose the best technology between them? etc. The answers to all these questions, on which we are now focused in this article.

When we talk about filtration technology, we come across the three technologies that Filter On India offers, namely:

  • Electrostatic Precipitation Technology
  • Media Filter / Cartridge Technology
  • Wet Scrubber and Venturi Scrubber Technology

Electrostatic Precipitation Technology:

Electrostatic precipitation (ESP) technology is a two-stage electrostatic air filtration system used to filter fumes, smoke, mist particles, and dust particles. Filter-On's ESP system uses a metallic and washable filter element to release smoke-free, clean air back into the environment. This technology is effective in handling the smallest particles (0.01 micron to 10 micron) and offers various models to suit various applications, locations, and performance requirements. The ESP system provides high efficiency and excellent return on investment.


  • Zero Replacement Cost
  • Low pressure loss saves running costs
  • High efficiency even for submicron particles

Electrostatic Precipitator Technology

Key Applications of Electrostatic Precipitation Technology:

  • Dry Fumes like Soldering, Laser Marking, Spot Welding, Wave Soldering, manual welding, Robotic Welding & SPM etc.
  • Oil Mist Filtration for small CNC machines like ball pen tip-making machines, CNC grinding machines, 5 Axis grinders, Sliding Heads, Gear Cutting / grinding machines, Hobbing machines, Cold Forging, Nut Formers
  • Kitchen fumes filtration


Needs manual cleaning periodically. Thus not suitable in high dust concentration applications like plasma cutting, dry grinding, laser cutting etc. Also, it is not recommended for applications which are fire sensitive e.g. aluminum dust or flammable aerosols. One more application is corrosive acidic fumes, where this technology is not suitable.

Media Filter/Cartridge Technology:

During various processes such as plasma cutting, laser cutting, grinding, polishing, welding, laser marking, graphite machining, woodworking dry dust and solid particles are generated so this is a simple system that can be easily deployed for the separation of the dry dust and solid particles generated from above processes. Dust-laden air passes through a cartridge filter, capturing fine dust particles, allowing clean air to pass through, ensuring a healthier environment.. In this system, filter cleaning is automatically achieved through reverse pulsed jets of compressed air, and the dust gets accumulated in a bottom tray, which can be easily removed and cleaned.

Media Type/Cartridge Type Technology


  • Automatic Cleaning:Routine maintenance of filters is very easy
  • High efficiency
  • Works effectively for heavy dust loads

Key Industrial Applications of Media Filter/Cartridge Technology:

  • Welding fume extraction
  • Grinding Dust Collection
  • Plasma cutting fume extraction
  • Melting furnace fume extraction
  • Saw dust collection in the woodworking industry


This system is not found effective in applications where the pollutant has some wet/liquid part like oil or grease. It clogs the filters early making the system ineffective. Also, if there are possibilities of any sparks/splatters or hot metal particles entering the system, it may cause the fire as the filter material in most of the cases is fire sensitive.

Wet/Venturi Scrubber Technology:

Wet scrubbers are a simple, yet powerful tool for removing particulate matter and other contaminants from gas streams. They work by capturing particulate matter in liquid droplets, which are then collected and dissolving or absorbing the pollutant gas. The efficiency of a wet scrubber depends on the power input and the use of a mist eliminator. Wet scrubbers are typically the only air pollution control device that can remove both pollutants. Water is the most common solvent used to remove inorganic contaminants, and other liquids can also be used as absorbing solutions. The chemical composition of these solutions can change the overall charge, making it crucial to choose the scrubbing liquid that will bind most effectively to remove contaminants from the gas. For industrial air pollution applications, wet scrubbers are designed with premium materials and quality thermoplastic construction, as well as UV-resistant PVC, polypropylene, and polyethylene for outdoor installations.

Wet/Venturi Scrubber Technology

Venturi Scrubber Technology:

Industrial processes often generate hazardous submicron particles, welding fumes, odors, and other water- or chemically-soluble fumes and vapors. The Venturi scrubber is designed to capture these pollutants through adsorption, using energy from the inlet gas stream to atomize the liquid being scrubbed. The section comprises a converging section, a throat section, and a diverging section, with exhaust gas entering the converging section and liquid entering the throat or entrance. The exhaust gas moves at high velocities in the small throat section, shears the liquid from its walls, producing tiny droplets. Particle and gas removal occurs in the throat section, and the exhaust stream exits through the diverging section. Venturi scrubbers can collect both particulate and gaseous pollutants. Wet scrubbers, which use water as a solvent, can also be used to remove inorganic contaminants. The Caustic solution (sodium hydroxide) is the most common scrubbing liquid used for acid-gas control.

Working Principle:

It works on the following principle: it creates a differential between higher velocity gas and the highly energetic turbulence nature of the liquid, which creates droplets, which helps in capturing the contaminants at a faster rate and making them a highly concentrated slurry.


  • A simple design for the introduction of scrubbing liquid.
  • Fixed Venturi throat dampers
  • The design does not involve mesh pads; instead, it contains a cyclonic separator for mist elimination
  • In order to minimize the consumption of water, it is designed with separate recirculation systems

Advantages :

  • Highly capable of removing pollutants like Corrosive Fumes, Dust, VOCs & Gases. Ability to handle high temperatures
  • The design can be customized based on the application with less cost. Can reduce the high moisture streams
  • Ability to neutralize dust and gasses that are flammable in nature Less maintenance
  • Operates with higher efficiencies (in case of Venturi Scrubber)

Key Industrial Applications of Wet Scrubber Technology:

  • Acid Fumes
  • Flammable Dust Extraction
  • Gas Absorption like Ammonia / H2S / SO2 etc.


Wet Scrubbers need a lot of water. So it can't be used in water scarce regions. Also, the pollutants get absorbed in the water and this water cannot be drained directly anywhere. You need to have an Effluent treatment facility within your plant. In absence of ETP, wet scrubbers cannot be used.

One more limitation is regarding the size. Wet scrubbers are quite big in size as compared with other filtration systems.

Venturi Scrubbers need very high power (highest among all other technologies)

How do I choose the right filtration technology?

We have discussed in detail various technologies of filtration, so now which technology is ideal for your application?

Choosing the best technology for your application is very important when you have quotations from various industrial players. It may include electrostatic precipitation technology, cartridge technology, and wet/venturi scrubber technology. All these technologies have advantages as well as some limitations, but when you look at the long run, You must look into the answers to some of the questions first.

  1. Whether this technology is suitable for my application?
  2. What is the power cost of using the filtration technology?
  3. What is the replacement cost & frequency of replacement?
  4. What is the maintenance cost for filtration technology?

All these questions are very important in the selection of the filtration technology for your application, so Filter On India can give you expert advice and help you decide which is the right filtration technology for your application or combinations of one or two of the technologies for your application.

Benefits of choosing the right filtration technology for your applications:

  • Cost saving
  • Long-Term Working
  • Power Saving
  • Low Maintenance Cost
  • Efficiency in Working

Filter On India has been working towards “Mission Zero Pollution” for the last 40+ years as a clean air solutions partner for industries. Filter On has 70+ clean air solutions, so you can contact us for more information about our solutions. You can reach us through the web or visit us at Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad or Chennai locations.


Optimizing Fume Capture: Essential Air Flow Calculation Strategies

Optimizing Fume Capture: Essential Air Flow Calculation Strategies

( Air Flow: The Most Important Parameter for the Effectiveness of Air Pollution Control Systems )

We discussed in a previous blog article how you can plan a complete, clean air system. with the help of an air quality mapping test and various factors such as OSHA, ISO, and ACGIH standards. After identification and selection of the fume sources, it is important to understand the basic aspects that make the fume extraction and clean air system successful. These are: 1. Effective Capture of Fumes; and 2. Efficient Filtration of Fumes. In this article, we are discussing how we can capture fumes effectively. and knowing the various standards set by OSHA, ISO, and ACGIH for air flow calculations, as well as capturing the fumes to find the fume extractor capacity requirement, i.e., CMH calculations.

What is air flow?

Airflow is the volume of air moved by a fan per unit of time, usually expressed in cubic feet per minute (CFM) or meters cubed per hour (m3/hr, or CMH). For general ventilation, airflow can be calculated using the area method. Air change method. Occupancy method.

Why is air flow an important metric in ventilation?

The important metric for ventilation is to control the rate of airflow. It is also important to minimize the airflow rate at any given time without compromising the main purpose of the ventilation system, which is good indoor air quality and thermal comfort. One of the easiest ways to save energy is by controlling the rate of airflow.

After identifying the source of fume generation and finding the various sources of fume generation, we can now look at how we can capture these fumes. Here are some factors responsible for capturing fumes.

  • Design of the Suction Hood
  • Proper Blower Capacity
  • Suction Hood Dimensions
  • Distance from the Fume Generation Point
  • Types of Fumes to Be Captured

Fig:Types of hoods and enclosures


Fig: Welding Operation

The design of the suction hood and the proper capacity of the blower are two of the most critical aspects of any fume extraction system. If we can’t capture fumes effectively, the fumes can't be treated. In the absence of effective capture, fumes will escape from the suction hood and spread throughout the indoor environment, which makes fume extraction systems ineffective.

To optimize the size of such a system, we need to provide an enclosure when the application from which fumes are generated; this will reduce the required airflow as well. E.g A welding table can be provided with an enclosure on three sides and a canopy hood on the top, as shown in the following image.

Sample calculations [case study]

To calculate the air flow in the welding booth, we can use:

A: length of operator side opening

B: Height from Job up to Canopy Hood

** All three sides should be closed up to jobs as shown in the photo.

Air Flow (in Cu M/Hr, i.e., CMH)

= A (in M) X B (in M) X 0.25 X 3600

e.g., if A = 1.2M and B = 1.2M, as shown in the photo, then


Air flow = 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.25 x 3600

= 1089 CMH

From the above example, you may understand that air flow is very important in designing a proper, clean air system. If you want to plan a clean air system, then you must know a few things.

To maintain adequate air flow in the clean air system, the following factors are responsible:

  • Duct losses
  • Friction losses
  • Fitting Losses

So you can plan an effective clean air system with the help of the above example and some of the factors discussed above, keeping in mind that an effective clean air system requires adequate air flow capacity to capture fumes effectively. Neither a low nor a high level of CFM is required, i.e., to design a proper clean air system, expert advice is needed, and Filter On India can surely help in this regard.

[While comparing any alternatives, the first parameter to be compared is the CFM or CMH value of air flow.]

Filter On India has been working towards “Mission Zero Pollution” for the last 40+ years as a clean air solutions partner for industries. Filter On has 70+ clean air solutions, so you can contact us for more information about our solutions. You can reach us through the web or visit us at Pune, Delhi, Bangalore,Ahmedabad, Hyderabad or Chennai locations.


Designing A Complete Clean Air System: A Guide To Effective Planning

Designing A Complete Clean Air System: A Guide To Effective Planning

Planning is the first step when you think of any new project or anything that needs to be organized, e.g., if you want to organize a workshop on some industrial topic, then you are required to plan accordingly the most important things to perform that workshop, i.e., the date and time of the workshop, the venue, the visiting guest, the number of attendees, and so on. Similar things are also applicable when you plan a total clean air project solution. In industries where continuous production is on, a number of applications (welding, brazing, gauging, soldering,laser cutting, plasma cutting) are performed every day. Fumes generated in these applications are hazardous in nature for the operator or worker, and, due to this, the whole work environment is disturbed, so planning to install a clean air solution is a mandatory task for the maintenance manager of that industry. We are here discussing how we can plan a specific clean air solution.

Why is planning a clean air solution important ?

One of the biggest reasons for failure to implement clean air systems in manufacturing industries is a lack of awareness about the importance of the planning phase. Because of this, the implementation of clean air systems is done in a very haphazard manner with a fragmented approach. The result is that resources are spent without much result on the ground. This can be avoided if proper planning for clean air systems is made.

What to Plan for Clean Air Systems?

The final objective of any clean air system implementation is to minimize exposure to air pollution for people working in close proximity to various processes and ensure protection of their health and productivity. Thus, the plan should be aligned with this objective. There are certain standards set for ambient air quality that are recommended to be followed by global bodies like ACGIH (American Conference of Governmental and Industrial Hygienists), OSHA, ISO, etc., which are also adopted by local regulatory authorities like the Factories Act and CPCB.

The first step in planning the systems properly is to check the actual air quality at the workplace and compare it with the standard’s requirements. This will bring visibility to where the gaps in compliance are. Which stations are most polluting? And such stations would be the best candidates to start the implementation of clean air systems, as they will give maximum returns on invested resources.

This exercise is known as air quality mapping. FilterON provides this service with the help of a real-time laser aerosol monitoring system. This exercise would provide very important baseline data on pollution levels at each station for the users, which can be a great input for decision-makers.

How is air quality mapping done?

A Filter A representative with expertise in the air pollution control system sector will take samples from each and every robotic and manual welding station. With the help of a portable digital aerosol monitor, the reading of air quality in terms of mg/M3 of dust concentration is recorded. These readings are plotted on the layout and marked as red, yellow, and green categories.

Red: Pollution levels are way higher than the requirements of the standard

Yellow: pollution level on the borderline of the upper limit recommended in the standard and

Green: pollution levels below the limits mentioned in standards (i.e., safe air quality).

This mapping exercise will be followed by a recommendation and a report regarding:

To reduce pollution levels drastically, where should I focus the resources most?

Which type of system would be best suited for the said applications?

This exercise would help users define the requirements of clean air systems more objectively and rationally, and it would be a great planning tool for the implementation of effective clean air systems.

How does air quality mapping help in planning clean air solutions?

  • AQ Map can help identify the ‘hot spots’ i.e., workstations generating the highest pollution in the layout
  • Can help the planners ‘prioritize’ the budgets for these ‘hot spots’ so that maximum effectiveness can be achieved in any given budget.
  • Generally, 20% of the workstations in the layout will be responsible for generating 80% of pollution. The AQ Map helps the planner identify those 20% of workstations for ‘targeted action'.
  • It helps the planners to chalk out the ‘Clean Air Plan’ and implement it phase-wise. The AQ Map becomes an effective tool for monitoring the progress of such a plan.

Filter On India has been working towards “Mission Zero Pollution” for the last 40+ years as a clean air solutions partner for industries. Filter On has 70+ clean air solutions, so you can contact us for more information about our solutions. You can reach us through the web or visit us at Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, or Chennai locations.


Understanding CO2: Pollution, Impact And Proactive Solutions.

Understanding CO2: Pollution, Impact And Proactive Solutions.

In today’s world, air pollution is a huge and serious issue. Alarming sea levels and the effects of global warming are seen everywhere. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major pollutant among all pollutants. It’s effects on the health and environment are problematic in nature. When we talk about industrial pollution, it is one of the problems as well, so in this article, we’ll discuss CO2 and the role of CO2 in air pollution. Its impact on industrial workers as well as industries, the environment, preventive measures, compliance, etc.

What is CO2?

Carbon dioxide is a chemical compound with the chemical formula CO2. It is made up of molecules that each have one carbon atom covalently double-bonded to two oxygen atoms.

CO2 as a Pollutant

Carbon dioxide is a major pollutant in air pollution. When talking about air pollution, this greenhouse gas has a major portion in it.

Sources of CO2 Pollution in the Industrial Indoor Work Environment

There are numerous sources of CO2 pollution. We are here discussing CO2 and its effects on the workplace environment and workers health.

There are mainly four types of sources of CO2 often seen in the indoor industrial environment.

Respiration from employees.
Burning of fuels
Industrial Operations
Goods Transportation

Respiration from Employees

In a close work environment, mostly in offices, CO2 is mostly generated by respiration among the employees.

Burning of Fossil Fuels

The burning of fossil fuels for the operation of machinery is another way of generating CO2, and if there is low ventilation, the CO2 can be hazardous to the workers.

Industrial Operations-

Industrial operations, i.e., processes like welding, cutting, and brazing of metals, generate CO2 because fumes from these processes are more hazardous to the health of the workers. These processes produce more CO2, and without proper ventilation and fume collection systems, in most of the industries, workers face various health issues due to CO2 pollution.

Goods Movement-

Goods movement or transportation in a closed environment where trucks and cranes are used for goods movement in large premises generates CO2 generated through vehicles, which is harmful for the workers and employees who used to work there.

Thus, CO2 as a pollutant plays a major role in industrial indoor air pollution.

Impact of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) on Health:
Short-Term Health Effects:
Exposure to high carbon dioxide levels can cause:

Suffocation by displacement of air: The suffocation-exposed person has no warning and cannot sense the oxygen level is too low, so it leads to a breathing issue.

Incapacitation and unconsciousness: At high concentrations, carbon dioxide can cause unconsciousness and respiratory arrest within one minute.

Headaches: Excessive amounts of carbon dioxide inhalation can cause headaches.

Vertigo and double vision: Carbon dioxide exposure can cause vertigo and double vision. At high levels of exposure, the carbon dioxide itself can cause vertigo, dizziness, nausea, and other symptoms like double vision.

Inability to concentrate: High exposure levels of CO2 lead to concentration problems while working; suffocating environments can cause an inability to concentrate, which results in productivity loss.

Tinnitus: According to one study, chronic tinnitus is related to multisensory environmental hypersensitivity, including CO2 thresholds. Another study reports that tinnitus has been reported in hearing loss secondary to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Seizures: Carbon dioxide (CO2) can increase brain excitability, which can lead to spontaneous seizures.

Breathing in high amounts of carbon dioxide may be life-threatening.

Touching liquid carbon dioxide can cause frostbite or blisters.

Carbon dioxide can cause frostbite when anyone is in contact with solid CO2 (dry ice) and vapors off-gassing from dry ice.

These frostbite blisters on the skin may begin to feel warm—a sign of serious skin involvement. If you treat frostbite with rewarming at this stage, the surface of the skin may appear mottled. And you may notice stinging, burning, and swelling. A fluid-filled blister may appear 12 to 36 hours after rewarming the skin.

Long-Term Health Effects: Prolonged exposure to carbon dioxide may cause:

Changes in bone calcium-induced respiratory acidosis induced by an elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) environment should provoke hypercalciuria with related total body and subsequent bone calcium losses. often leads to osteoporosis.

Changes in body metabolism: In the human body, carbon dioxide is formed intracellularly as a byproduct of metabolism.

Levels of CO2 Exposure to Health

Safe exposure limits for carbon dioxide (CO2):

According to the US Health Department, carbon dioxide is not generally found at hazardous levels in indoor environments. The MNDOLI has set workplace safety standards of 10,000 ppm for an 8-hour period and 30,000 ppm for a 15-minute period. This means the average concentration over an 8-hour period should not exceed 10,000 ppm, and the average concentration over a 15-minute period should not exceed 30,000 ppm. It is unusual to find such continuously high levels indoors and extremely rare in non-industrial workplaces. These standards were developed for healthy working adults and may not be appropriate for sensitive populations, such as children and the elderly. MDH is not aware of lower standards developed for the general public that would be protective of sensitive individuals.

In the Indian context, the exposure limits for CO2 are as follows: CO2 < 1000 PPM (home) < 5000 PPM (workplace-short duration).

Proactive Solutions for CO2 Emissions in Industries

Measure your CO2 levels in industries.
You can measure CO2 levels at your workplace by using a CO2 sensor. The most common type of sensor is the non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) sensor. This sensor measures infrared light in a sample of air. NDIR sensors are popular because they have a long life, are fast, and have low cross-sensitivity to other gases. They can measure CO2 concentrations with high accuracy across a wide range of volumes. The measuring unit detects the CO2 concentration and converts it into a digital display.

Use renewable energy solutions.
You can use renewable energy solutions for CO2 reduction from traditional energy sources. Sources like solar energy and wind energy can reduce the carbon footprint and make industries self-sustainable in the long run.
Use ventilation solutions.
Using ventilation solutions such as local exhaust ventilation, an adequate amount of air flow through windows, and proper placement of machines that are responsible for CO2 generation with effective measures can reduce the carbon footprint in industries.

Use extraction solutions.
Clean air solutions like fume extraction, oil/mist collectors, dust collection systems, and laser cutting extraction solutions can reduce CO2 exposure in industries, which helps workers get proper ventilation at work and can have a positive impact on their productivity.

Filter On India has been working towards “Mission Zero Pollution” for the last 40+ years as a clean air solutions partner for industries. Filter On has 70+ clean air solutions, so you can contact us for more information about our solutions. You can reach us through the web or visit us at Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, or Chennai locations.


Breathable Workspaces: Understanding PM 2.5 and PM10 Pollution

Breathable Workspaces: Understanding PM 2.5 and PM10 Pollution, Knowing Safety Limits, and Implementing Solutions for Worker Health

Today, air pollution is a very sensitive subject for everyone. In every country, cities, and now small villages, are also affected by air pollution due to various pollutants. PM2.5 and PM10 are two of the major pollutants. In industrial environments, PM2.5 and PM10 are present due to various industrial processes. In this article, we are discussing PM2.5 and PM10 as pollutants, their impact on industrial workers, safety and solutions to overcome pollution from them, and government norms and regulations about PM2.5 and PM10 in an industrial context.

What are PM 2.5 and PM 10?

Particulate matter (PM) is a fine, microscopic matter suspended in air or water. PM2.5 and PM10 are the two types of particulate matter.

What is PM2.5?

Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 is a very small particulate matter with a microscopic size of 2.5 or smaller.

What is PM10?

Particulate Matter (PM) 10 is a small particulate matter with a diameter of a microscopic size of 10 or smaller.

PM2.5 and PM10 as pollutants

PM2.5 and PM10 are small particulate matter that is totally microscopic, so they are inhaled by humans.

PM2.5 Sources

Natural Sources:

>> Forest Fires
>> Volcanic Eruptions
>> Earthquakes

Artificial Sources

Industrial Sources :

Industrial sources include paper pulp industries, oil refineries, brick kilns, power plants, municipal waste treatment plants, industrial fossil fuel burning, and gasoline sources such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide.

Household Sources :

>> Construction Sites
>> Smoking
>> Cooking, Frying, and Not Maintaining Kitchen Chimneys
>> Wood Burning
>> Biomass Burning


>> Emissions from Vehicles

PM10 Sources :

There are various sources of PM10 pollution.
The natural sources include sea salt, dust, etc., whereas man-made sources are as follows:
  • smoke, dust, and dirt from unsealed roads, construction, landfills, and agriculture

  • pollen

  • mold

  • smoke from wildfires and waste burning

Industrial Sources

>> materials handling
>> crushing and grinding operations
>> power generation

In the home, PM10 comes from many sources, some of which are as follows:

>> outdoor sources leaking in through spaces around doors and windows

>> stoves

>> space heaters

Apart from these sources, some of the industrial processes also produce PM2.5 and PM10.

Welding :

Welding is a general process that is carried out in most manufacturing industries. During the welding process, PM2.5 and PM10 are generated when hot metal vaporizes, cools, and condenses into small, solid metal particles. Welding aerosols can be coarse (PM 2.5–10) or fine (PM 0.1–2.5). Welding produces visible smoke that contains harmful metal fumes and gas by-products. Welding workers are exposed to significant amounts of the metal fume PM2.5 during the welding process.

Plasma Cutting-

Plasma cutting generates the highest concentrations of PM2.5. Most aerosols generated during plasma arc cutting are PM 2.5. The fumes and gases generated by plasma cutting depend on whether the cutting is dry or wet.

Some of the other processes are also responsible for PM2.5 and PM10 generation, like diesel exhaust.

Health Effects of PM 2.5 and PM 10.

Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 and 10 have very serious health effects on humans, mainly those who are most in contact with them. In industries, these pollutants are generated from various industrial processes such as welding, brazing, cutting, etc. So the adverse health effects of these pollutants are as follows:.

Short-term health effects of PM10 can include:

>> Difficulty breathing
>> Coughing
>> Eye, Nose, and Throat Irritation
>> Chest tightness and pain
>> Fatigue
>> General Respiratory Discomfort

Long-term exposure to PM10 can cause more serious health concerns, such as:

>> Lung tissue damage
>> Asthma
>> Heart Failure
>> Cancer
>> Adverse birth outcomes
>> Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
>> Premature death

Health Effects of PM2.5

>> Short-Term Health Effects of PM 2.5
>> Irritation of the throat and airways
>> Coughing
>> Breathing Difficulty

Long-Term Health Effects of PM 2.5

>> Heart and lung disease
>> Bronchitis
>> Emphysema
>> Nonfatal heart attacks
>> Irregular heartbeat
>> Asthma and more intense flare-ups
>> Decreased lung function
>> Early death

Safe Limits for PM 2.5 and PM 10.

There are two types of absorption limits for PM 2.5 and PM 10, as follows:

>> General (Ambient Air) Absorption Limits for PM2.5 and PM 10
>> Industrial Processing Absorption Limits for PM2.5 and PM 10

General (Ambient Air) Absorption Limits for PM2.5 and PM 10

As per CPCB India’s Central Pollution Control Board’s norms, the general (ambient air) absorption limits of PM 2.5 and PM 10 are as follows:

Industrial Process Absorption Limits for PM 2.5 and PM 10.

The industrial process absorption limits for PM2.5 and PM10 as per OSHA standards are as follows:

Solutions to PM 2.5 and 10 in the Industrial Environment

Many countries seek to reduce PM2.5 and PM10 air pollution. For example, in 2019, India joined the United Nations Climate and Clean Air Coalition with the stated goal of reducing particulate matter pollution by 20 to 30 percent by 2024. The country launched the National Clean Air Program in mid-2019.

Solutions on PM 2.5 and PM 10 for Industries

Use Eco-Friendly Process Materials: Industries must use eco-friendly process materials for their processes, such as in welding, where we must use water-based fluxes or electrode coatings, which can reduce the environmental impact of welding. These materials help reduce the fumes generated and waste produced during the welding process.

Use Industrial Air Filtration Systems: Industrial air filtration systems such as welding fume extractors, oil mist collectors, laser marking fume extractors, soldering fume extractors, and dust collectors must be used for air filtration in an industrial work environment to reduce the impact on workers of PM 2.5 and PM 10.

Use Monitors for Measurement of PM2.5 and PM10 Pollution in Industries: Use PM2.5 and PM10 monitors for measurement of the severity of workers health.

Use PPE Equipment While Working: Use personal protective equipment like masks, helmets, hand gloves, and PPE attire while working to reduce PM 2.5 and PM 10 exposure.

Reduce Burning Fossil Fuels: Reducing fossil fuel use and switching over to renewable energy sources can reduce the exposure to PM2.5 and PM10 in industries because the burning of fuels is a major source of PM2.5 and PM10 pollution.

Reducing the use of wood burning: reducing the burning of wood is the best solution to reducing PM2.5 and PM10 pollution.

Filter On India has been working towards “Mission Zero Pollution” for the last 40+ years as a clean air solutions partner for industries. Filter On has 70+ clean air solutions, so you can contact us for more information about our solutions. You can reach us through the web or visit us at Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, or Chennai locations.


Filter On: A Legacy of Excellence Unveiled – 40 Years and Counting

Filter On: A Legacy of Excellence Unveiled - 40 Years and Counting

FilterON India Pvt. Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of air filtration and pollution control systems in India. Started in 1983 by Mr. V. D Ghorpade, FilterON has evolved in the last 4 decades in areas of technology, product range, applications, industries served, geographical markets, in-house infrastructure, etc. and is rightly positioned today to become a trusted clean air partner of fast-growing Indian industries.


Technological Developments

FilterON pioneered two-stage electrostatic air filtration technology in India way back in 1983.

In 2011, FilterON also started offering systems based on cartridge air filtration technology.

Wet Scrubbers and Venturi Web Scrubber technology-based products have been introduced since 2017.

With three potent technologies, FilterON has been able to build a very diverse and large range of products.

Product Developments

In the initial years of the 1980s, FilterON started with just 4-5 products, like room air purifiers for computer rooms, operation theaters, etc., and fume extractors for CNC machines for oil mist filtration.

Range was enhanced with the use of modular design in the early 1990s. This created one new series with which large air flow capacity systems could be offered for various applications.

Starting in the late 1990s and early 2000s, FilterON started offering customized turnkey solutions for fume extraction and dust collection systems. This custom-built, ducted-centralized system became one of the prominent offerings from FilterON.

Today, FilterON is the only Indian company that offers a complete range of systems, from small units (300 Cu M/Hr) to very large capacity (up to 32,000 Cu M/Hr) systems based on electrostatic air filtration systems.

The range expanded further with the introduction of cartridge-type filtration systems in 2011. A new range of products based on cartridge filtration technology, ‘Downdraft Tables’, was introduced in 2016.

In 2017, FilterON introduced a range of wet scrubbers and venturi scrubbers for dust and fume collection applications.

Starting with 4-5 products based on one technology in 1983, FilterON today, in 2023, boasts more than 70 products based on three technologies.

Applications Served

1980s: Room Air Purification for Computer Rooms, Clinics, Precision Assembly Rooms, etc. + Fume Extractors and Oil Mist Collectors for CNC Machines and Welding Fumes Application.

1990s: specialized applications of radioactive dust filtration, ultrafine dust filtration of satellite assemblies, textile plant intake air filtration, television transmitter station dust-proofing, clean room air filtration for the pharmaceutical and food industries, and grinding and buffing dust collection

2000s: Centralized Systems for Weld Lines in the Auto Components Industry; Centralized Oil Mist and Fumes Extraction Systems for CNC Machine Shops; Portable Fume Extractors; Solder Fumes Extraction.

2010s: Plasma Cutting/Laser Cutting Dust Collection, Induction Heating, Oil Quenching Fumes Extraction, Commercial Kitchen Fumes Filtration, Laser Marking Fumes Extraction

2020s: Wet Scrubbing System for Fire-Protected Dust Collection, Welding Training Institutes Fumes Extraction, Nut Formers, Cold Forging Oil Mist, and Fumes Extraction.

Industry Sectors Served.

Over the course of four decades, FilterON proved the metal in different sectors of industry.

1980s: Engineering Industries, Public Sector Research Organizations, Health Care Sector.

1990s: Textile Sector, Space Research (ISRO), Atomic Energy (Nuclear Fuel Complex), Automotive Sector, Pharma Sector.

2000s: Engineering Goods Manufacturing, Auto Components, Cutting Tools Manufacturing, Welding Line Builders and Integrators.

2010s: MNC manufacturing facilities, electronics sector, railways, hospitality.

2020s: EV sector, CNC machine tools.

Major Projects

>> Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
>> Addison & Co.
>> Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
>> Bombay Dockyard
>> Eaton
>> FIAT India
>> Honeywell
>> Indian Railways
>> Larsen & Turbo
>> Magna Automotive

Infrastructure Development

Modest start with a small workshop at Wai, near Satara, Maharashtra.

Shifted to MIDC Wai in 1987.

Shifted manufacturing base to Sinhagad Road, Pune, in 1995.

The Pune plant shifted to a bigger facility at Narhe Industrial Area, Pune, in 2006.

The plant shifted again to Shivane Industrial Area in 2017.

Shivane Plant expanded in 2023 to accommodate an in-house laser cutting facility.

Sales and service presence in all industrial cities across India.

Awards, Certifications, and Recognitions

1986: Best Small-Scale Industry Award of the Govt. of Maharashtra

1993: Founder, Mr. V. D Ghorpade received the Udyog Excellence Award from the Indian Economic Forum.

2006: Became the first company in this sector to get ISO 9001 certification.

2020: Got recognized by Industry Outlook Magazine as one of the TOP 10 Air Pollution Control Equipment Manufacturers in India

2022: The company received the Engineering Excellence Award from Divya Media Publication for Best Eco-Friendly Product Line.

2023 Engineering Excellence Award, 2nd Edition, for 'Providing a Safe and Productive Work Environment for Welding'.

For Inquiries and to know more about Filter On India you can visit us on the web as well as on our locations namely in Pune, Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi.