Air-Cleaning Blowers (ACBs)

How Air-Cleaning Blowers Work

Air-cleaning blowers work simply and WITHOUT filter media or canisters.

Like most blowers and fans, ACC air-cleaning blowers have a wheel inside that pulls air—clean or dirty—into itself. That wheel, in combination with the shape of its surrounding housing, rotates the air around itself as it pulls the air through the blower housing and then pushes it out the far side. The air-cleaning blower's unique design uses the momentum of the dirt, sand, dust, flour, or other particles moving with the advancing and rotating air to fling them out of the housing along with a small amount of air to help carry them along. The rest of the air, now cleansed of its original load of particles, flows out of the air-cleaning blower into buildings, electrical panels, furnaces and other applications.

Unlike filters, the Air-Cleaning Blowers (ACBs) do not collect the dirt, and therefore can work for months or years with little maintenance, even in very dusty environments.

An additional contrast with filtration systems is that ACC's Air-Cleaning Blowers are true blowers. Like any other good blower or fan, they effectively and efficiently move air for ventilation, processes, pressurization, and purging. Thus, two functions in one are achieved with our ACB product.

What They Do

The basic models do exactly what most people want: remove dust and other particles from the air, retaining nothing.  Most customers do not wish to store the particles removed from the air, whether a filter or a canister is used—they just want clean air. The absence of filter media or canisters helps maintain consistent, steady airflow and pressure and reduces the stress and wear on blower motors, because they do not have to push air through dirty filters. Models with additional features can heat air, recover product lost into the air during production or other handling, capture and retain the dust removed from the air, remove odors and other gases from the air, and neutralize pathogens.