How Is HEPA Filtration Used in Food Processing?

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration dates back to the 1940s, when this specific filter was used to prevent airborne contaminates from spreading during the Manhattan Project. The system, which traps microscopic particles and eliminates 99.97% of gas particulates with a diameter greater than 0.3 micron, evolved to suit consumers’ needs. The efficiency of HEPA…

Improper Filter Design: A Costly Problem

If you own an air-cleaner, car, hot tub, vacuum cleaner, or anything that needs a filter, you know the frustration of constantly having to clean filters. This is especially the case if you live in an area with higher levels of dust and pollutants. Imagine living in China today with its air pollution problems. The…

HEPA Saving Art in the Eye of the Superstorm

Superstorm (née Hurricane) Sandy, cut a wide path of destruction across the East Coast of the U.S. It did not spare anyone or anything and did an estimated $63 billion in damage. Lives and property were lost but as with any massive storm, Sandy also left some unique problems in its wake. The hard hit…

APC, HEPA Filters and China: A Perfect Team

When you average a yearly 10% growth rate over three decades, some things are lost in the chaos. This is what has happened in certain parts of China. Years of spectacular and unprecedented growth have reshaped China into an economic superpower, 1st in exports and 2nd in imports worldwide. Much like the Industrial Revolution in…