Fume Scrubber Guide

What is a fume scrubber? Fume scrubbers are units that deal with corrosive fumes and airborne pollutants, neutralising them before they are evacuated to the atmosphere.

When storing or processing many chemicals a compatible fume scrubber that can neutralise fumes, gases and dust and address venting requirements is critical. There are many different systems, each designed to deal with different outputs in differing environments.

Fume scrubbers remove or neutralise the harmful substances emitted from chemicals by contacting the target compounds with a scrubbing solution.  The solution can be water or a reagent to address specific chemicals.

APMG fume scrubbers

APMG offers a complete service for the design, manufacture and installation of all types of fume scrubber. This includes Impingement Plate, Packed Bed, Venturi and Fume Cupboard models.

Our units are designed to effectively handle corrosive fumes, moist gases and dust laden air flows. Contact us to discuss your application.

Our team includes an experienced chemical engineer and a team of design engineers. They will advise on the most suitable equipment and specifications for your specific requirements.

In addition, our specialists in chemical and fan engineering technology are experts in the design of complex fume removal systems.

Our quick and efficient teams of site installation engineers install and commission across the UK and overseas. Many of the projects we service are outside the UK.

We manufacture all plant within the plastic fabrications department of our own Manchester factory. Here we produce fume scrubbers and ductwork systems up to 45 m3/s capacity. Because we have a reputation for quality and precision, we also manufacture plastic parts for other leading fume scrubber suppliers.

Rear-mounted fume cupboard fume scrubber: Under independent testing APMG’s unit dealt effectively with contaminant gas concentrations exceeding those encountered in normal fume cupboards.

Impingement Plate fume scrubber: Dust cleaning and absorption efficiencies are minimally affected in operating conditions with varying flow rates.

Packed Bed fume scrubber: Particularly suited to the recovery of valuable process chemicals.

Horizontal Packed Bed fume scrubber: Suited to multiple stage scrubbing applications, for example 2 stage control of odours from by-product or food processing. Also appropriate when headroom is limited.

Venturi fume scrubber: For use where very small (1-5 µ) or sub-micron (0.05-0.9 µ) particulates must be removed from the air stream.


APMG designs, manufactures and installs an extensive range of ductwork and vent fittings. These complement our range of corrosion resistant extract fans, our fume cupboards and our fume scrubbers.

Fume cupboards

APMG manufactures a range of fume cupboards fully engineered for smooth airflow and efficient purging of fumes. We type-test all our fume cupboards to BS EN 14175.

Speak to our friendly team to discuss your project requirements.

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Packed bed fume scrubber
Fume cupboard fume scrubber mounted externally
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