My profession has me doing a lot of things and wearing a lot of hats. As an industrial and technical consultant, just about anything that needs done can be done.
My client at the moment is a plastics recycling and manufacturing company. I am installing a recycling system that receives plastic in various forms, from empty milk jugs to buckets. Just about anything that is made of polyethylene can be recycled there and the final product is a plastic slip sheet. These are the plastic shipping material that takes the place of the standard wooden pallet, which reduces weight and space on a shipment. These too come back for recycling.
Part of this system requires a system to separate out the dust and other fines that do not process. They actually make a mess of things, so we want to get that stuff out of the material flow. This is the dust collector section of an aspirator system that does just that. Inside the building, there is a piece of equipment that the ground up material drops through. On top is a cyclonic separator, which like Dyson vacuum cleaner, drops the solids out of the air flow. A little dust goes out the top and into the dust collector outside.
Below that cyclonic separator is the actual aspirator unit. Air is drawn in through the sides as the material falls through into another hopper. That air carries away the bulk of the dust and other fines and out to the collector too.
Here is the fun I had today.