Oil mist filtration is needed in machine shops, metal working shops, and nearly all fabrication industries. Left unfiltered, oily mist can collect and cause a health hazard in the working environment. Excess oily mist can impact air handling units not designed for oil removal. Since oil mist is typically 90-95% water, most of the filter capacity is not used for oil removal. MYCELX infused air filters are hydrophobic, rejecting the oil infused water on contact, which allows for high loading of oil on each filter before replacement.
Most extraction systems use a combination of specialty oil removal filters and HEPA filters. The final stages of filters are expensive, requiring pretreatment filters to ensure operation.
The unique behavior of the MYCELX polymer prolongs development of differential pressures which would otherwise require filter replacement before full saturation is achieved. MYCELX infused filters can be retrofitted into any mist collector or air handler. MYCELX also offers oil removal pre-treatment sheets which can be applied to any existing air filter, removing the bulk of oil mist and extending the lifetime of standard filters.