Unpleasant odors are commonly produced in various chemical, food processing, and industrial applications due to airborne particles or gases. To effectively eliminate these odor-causing particles, a fine spray can be introduced that either absorbs or reacts with the particles to neutralize the odor. Several odor-battling chemicals can be used for spraying, but the ideal spray characteristics remain the same: to deliver the maximum surface area per volume of fluid sprayed, achieved by finely atomizing the spray.
Odor control requires the delivery of highly atomized sprays with large surface areas to interact with and absorb odor-causing particles and gases. However, the overall volume of sprays required tends to be low. Synergy offers various direct pressure low-flow rate nozzles that produce finely atomized sprays, but sometimes these nozzles cannot achieve the required level of atomization at the required flow rate.
The issue with direct pressure nozzles is that they rely on the kinetic energy of the liquid to break it up into fine droplets. Since the internal energy of the liquid is dependent on the pressure and flow rate, direct pressure nozzles cannot produce fine drops below certain flow rates. If the flow rate in question is higher than the level that can be suspended in the air space being humidified, then direct pressure nozzles are not suitable. Instead, air atomizing nozzles should be considered.
Synergy offers various low-flow rate versions of direct pressure misting nozzles that have the appropriate flow rates for many odor control applications. However, air atomizing nozzles can provide ultra-low flow rates while maintaining exceptionally fine drops. This means that fewer nozzles and less line work may be required to achieve the desired coverage.