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Wet Scrubbers

We are experts in neutralising corrosive fumes, moist gases and dust-laden air streams. Our range of highly-efficient wet scrubbers can be adapted to offer the precise solution for your application.

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Wet Scrubbing Systems

APMG provides our clients with a comprehensive suite of premium-quality wet scrubbing systems. Our diverse product line includes Impingement Plate Scrubbers, Packed Bed Scrubbers, Venturi Scrubbers, and compact Fume Cupboard Fume Scrubbers, each tailored to handle specific air quality challenges. These scrubbers efficiently neutralise corrosive fumes and moist gases and remove dust particles, maintaining a safe and clean operational environment. Our commitment lies in delivering excellence in air purification solutions that adhere to strict regulatory standards, enhancing your workflow and environmental quality.

The design process of our range of wet scrubbers starts with an in-depth understanding of the specific air quality challenges our clients face.

Wet Scrubber Design, Manufacture and Installation

At APMG, the design process of our range of wet scrubbers starts with an in-depth understanding of the specific air quality challenges our clients face. Our seasoned chemical engineers and design specialists consider the type and concentration of pollutants, the gas temperature and pressure, and the specific operational parameters of the client’s facility. Our range includes Impingement Plates, Packed Beds, Venturi, Fume Cupboards Fume, and Horizontal scrubbers, each designed for various applications and environmental conditions. The design process also includes the selection of the scrubbing solution, which can vary from water to specific reagents, depending on the pollutants involved.

In terms of manufacture, each APMG scrubber is fabricated within our Manchester-based factory. Here, we utilise state-of-the-art plastic fabrications to create scrubbers with a capacity of up to 45 m3/s. Our manufacturing process adheres to stringent quality control measures, ensuring each unit meets our high durability, efficiency, and safety standards. Following the manufacturing process, our team of highly-skilled site installation engineers steps in for the final phase. These professionals install the scrubbers and ensure their seamless integration with existing systems and operations. They are also responsible for commissioning the systems, confirming optimal operation across the UK and overseas. With APMG, you receive end-to-end, customised air quality solutions.

Extraction Systems

APMG’s wet scrubber extraction systems are a perfect blend of technology and expertise, crafted to provide an optimal solution to air purification challenges. With an experienced chemical engineer and a team of design engineers, we guide the most suitable equipment and specifications to meet your unique requirements. Our specialists, with their profound chemical and fan engineering technology knowledge, are adept at designing complex fume removal systems.
The design phase considers several parameters, including the types of pollutants, the airflow rate, the temperature, and the humidity levels. Our site installation engineers are proficient and quick, ensuring efficient installation and commissioning of these complex systems across the UK and overseas.
The manufacturing process of these systems takes place in our Manchester factory, within the plastic fabrications department. Here, we build wet scrubbers and comprehensive ductwork systems with a capacity of up to 45 m3/s. Our manufacturing process is driven by a commitment to quality and precision, earning us a stellar industry reputation and leading us to produce plastic components for other leading fume scrubber suppliers.
Additionally, we offer an extensive range of ductwork and vent fittings. These complement our range of corrosion-resistant wet fume scrubbers and are designed to ensure seamless integration and efficient operation of the scrubber extraction systems in your facility.

APMG's wet scrubber extraction systems are a perfect blend of technology and expertise, crafted to provide an optimal solution to air purification challenges.


Please see below the most common question regarding our industrial scrubbers. If you can’t find the answer you need, just contact our friendly team.

What is a wet scrubber?

A wet scrubber or a fume scrubber as they are sometimes referred to, is a unit that deals with corrosive fumes and different types of pollutants. It uses a scrubbing liquid (liquor) to remove or neutralise harmful substances before being evacuated to the atmosphere.

At APMG Plastics we can design, manufacture and install the right wet scrubber for your application.

What are the different types of scrubber?

There are four main types of wet fume scrubbers. Each is suited to a different industrial application. APMG Plastics can manufacture all styles of fume cupboards.

Rear-mounted fume cupboard scrubber: These units are packed-bed wet scrubbers that sometimes feature co-current and counter-current gas scrubbing technologies. While they are ideal for fume cupboards, they can be used for many other applications.

Impingement Plate scrubber: Pressure drop is a prime factor in determining the choice of scrubber. Impingement Plate scrubbers are suited to applications where operating conditions feature varying flow rates.

Packed Bed scrubber: The facility for recovering valuable process chemicals makes the Packed Bed fume scrubber attractive for certain industries. However, although able to handle small quantities of dust within the stream, the possibility of blockage is a disadvantage of this type of unit.

Venturi scrubber: For use where very small (1-5 µ) or sub-micron (0.05-0.9 µ) particulates must be removed from the air stream.

How do I choose the right scrubber for my application?

You’ll need some basic information for the correct unit to be identified. At APMG, we’ll ask you to provide a description of the application and the following details:-

  • Air volume
  • Inlet temperature
  • Chemicals within the airstream and their concentrations
  • Location of the project

With this information, we’ll calculate the best scrubber type for your project. We make and supply different types of fume scrubbers so we can advise you on which will best suit your needs.

What is a wet scrubber chemical dosing system?

Chemical dosing systems for wet scrubbers deliver an acid or alkaline solution to control and neutralise the pH balance within the wet scrubber’s scrubbing liquor. This allows the liquor to be safely discharged to drain, ensures it complies with local legislation and adheres to the client’s Consent to Discharge agreement.

At APMG Plastics, we offer an automated system which includes a pH meter, dosing pump, pH probe and a sample pipeline integrated within the scrubber’s re-circulation system.

What’s a Consent to Discharge agreement?

You may need an environmental permit if you discharge liquid effluent or wastewater (which can include fume cupboard scrubbing liquor) into surface waters or onto or into the ground.


You’re breaking the law if you operate without a permit if you should have one. Check here for more information.

What features should an effective wet scrubber have?

Many desirable features make for an effective wet scrubber. Here we’ve listed some of them. All, of course, come as standard on an APMG Plastics unit.

A well-designed wet fume scrubber will have suitably sized access ports at each scrubbing stage. This allows simple visual and manual maintenance access and minimises downtime.

APMG Plastics incorporates all connections within the wet scrubber tower. The connections range from recirculation pump to drain and overflow to chemical dosing where required. This gives flexibility in design, so each design matches the project’s specific requirements.

Why choose an APMG Plastics wet scrubber?

There are so many reasons; where do we start? Here are just a few…

  • APMG Plastics has eighty years of experience providing safe, effective extract systems. We pride ourselves on our friendly, professional service.
  • We’re a one-stop shop. We design, manufacture, supply, install and commission wet scrubbing plants custom-made to meet the needs of each project.
  • We’re committed to ensuring our customers’ systems run effectively and efficiently. We will provide you with your maintenance procedure tailored to your requirements. This can be followed by your in-house maintenance engineers or you can let APMG’s expert engineers carry out the maintenance program for you.

What is the largest diameter fume scrubber you can offer?

We have the capacity to construct fume scrubbers to a maximum diameter of Ø3500.

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If you wan’t to learn more about our wet scrubbers products, or discuss a project that APMG Plastics can help you with, get in touch with our friendly team today.