Separation efficiency

Separation efficiency

Separation efficiency is a unit to measure the effectiveness of a filter in separating particles, aerosols and other contaminants from an exhaust air stream.

The higher the separation efficiency of the filter, the higher is the pure air quality of the purified exhaust air. The measurement of the separation efficiency is based on the international filter performance test according to ISO 16890.

KMA exhaust air filtration systems reach a separation efficiency of up to 99.8% while keeping energy consumption low: To purify an exhaust air volume of 5000 m3/h an electrostatic precipitator cell requires the approximate energy consumption of a 100 W light bulb. The degree of separation efficiency depends on the individual customer requirements, the number of filter stages and the flow velocity of the exhaust air inside the filtration medium.

Another important value to determine the energy-efficiency of exhaust air filtration systems is the coefficient of performance (COP). In physics, the Greek letter Eta (η) stands for efficiency and effectiveness in the use of energy. Reaching the maximum COP at the lowest possible energy input creates synergy effects, which result in efficient industrial environmental protection when used consistently.

Due to their high energy efficiency, KMA exhaust air filtration systems helpt to significantly reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions of productions.