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Kitchen & Food Processing Odour & Flour Dust Control

Why is dust control important?

Food handling and control is an important part of any industry that manufactures, bakes, or cooks food. Food preparation areas need to be clean; including the management of dust particles. Dust can be hazardous to your employees’ health, and there are limits to how much exposure to dust they can be exposed to. Flour dust exposure limits are set at 10mg/m3, as flour can cause adverse health effects. This is based on an average over an 8-hour work period. Flour dust exposure over long periods of time, can cause asthma and other respiratory problems, skin irritation, and eye irritation.

Which industries are at risk of excessive flour dust exposure?

Food manufacturing

Flour is a key ingredient in many food staples across the world. Flour is used in the production of bread, pasta, cakes and many other foods. Flour is a used to create structure, when it comes in to contact with water liquid, it binds together. Flour is an incredibly fine substance and becomes airborne easily. Which means it can be inhaled and cause health problems.


Probably one of the most prevalent places to find flour dust exposure, bakeries on all scales work with a lot of flour every day. Smaller bakeries may not have some form of dust extraction, or proper health and safety equipment. For the health of your employees and customers, flour dust needs to be removed.

Restaurant and commercial kitchens

A lot of restaurants buy food wholesale, where others make everything from scratch. For instance, an authentic Italian restaurant may make all its pasta recipes in house. Which increases the risk of flour dust exposure to everyone working in the kitchen.

What kind of solutions does Air Spectrum offer?

No matter the size of your operation, there is a solution with a commercial kitchen dust control system. Odours and dust can be removed in different ways depending on the operation. Some of the dust suppression methods are better suited to other industries but here are a few that Air Spectrum has to offer.

Water based dust suppression

In food and drink manufacturing, an effective way to suppress the dust in the air is to use the Vortex 440 Mobile Fan, as is it portable, and produces a fine mist of micron-fine particles. With a propellant range of 10 metres, the Vortex 440 works on a localised area. It can also be used for disinfecting and cooling.

Static Air dust suppression

The food industry has a need for dust suppression that can be used without using water, or aerosolised solvents. Static air dust suppression uses a static charge to attract the dust particles and captures them. The StaticAir PMX is an eco-friendly, easy to use, product that improves the air quality in your food manufacturing plants, and commercial kitchens.

Commercial kitchen odour control systems

Eliminating odours from the kitchen and food storage areas will stop the mixture of smells becoming unpleasant. Commercial kitchen odour control systems help eliminate odours and come in a variety of fragrances. The ODR range is bio-degradable and non-toxic, and has a choice of eight fragrances. They are natural, eucalyptus, cherry, green grass, pine, lemon, cotton fresh and bubble-gum.

Why use Air Spectrum?

Being in business for 25 years; offering ‘full-circle’ solutions in the air quality industry; we match our products with great customer service. We go above and beyond with helping our customers from start to finish. Have a question about any of our product range? Want to know more? Get in touch with us on 01905 362100, today!

Dust management systems

Dust control and management systems and solutions, for use in indoor and outdoor environments.

water-based Dust Suppression

Bring dust to the ground using a variety of high-pressure water misting systems.

Dust Control Liquid Additives

Tackle dust using liquid neutralisers – used in combination with water-based misting systems.

Other dust management solutions

Non-water systems using electro-static technology to remove dust from the air.

Odour control systems

Odour control systems and solutions for odour neutralising needs.

water-based odour control

Fight industrial odour using a range of high-pressure water misting systems combined with powerful odour-eating liquid neutralisers.

Odour Control Liquid Additives

Tackle odour using liquid neutralisers – used in combination with water-based misting systems.

Odour impact assessments

To help solve your odour problem our experts can visit you on site.

Disinfection & Decontamination systems

Disinfection and decontamination services and systems to disinfect a range of commercial and industrial environments.

Disinfection Spraying systems

Bring dust to the ground using a variety of high-pressure water misting systems.

Disinfection chemicals

Our all in-in-one disinfectant fights viruses, bacteria and fungi.

Air Quality systems

Indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring solutions, available for both hire and purchase.

air quality monitors

Measure your indoor and outdoor air quality with our range of smart monitors.

air monitoring services

We offer a wide range of air quality services that we deliver personally on-site.

Misting & Fogging Equipment In Our Range

Misting and fogging equipment for dust suppression and odour management, available for hire and purchase.

Dust Cannons

Cannons can project water up to 50m and are ideal for larger applications. Available with in-built generator and large water bowser for a truly turn key solution.

Rotary Atomisers

Using water and a powerful fan, RA’s spray a fine fog 15-20m+ to capture dust and bring it to the ground. Can be used alongside our chemical additive range.

Pacific Systems

Available as fixed or mobile solutions, pacific systems are made up of nozzle-line that forms a perimeter system. Can be used alongside our chemical range.


Compressed air and water can be directed via the jet stream nozzle to control emissions at source and prevent emissions accordingly. Can be used alongside our chemical additive range.

Vortex Mini Fans

Ideal for indoor and outdoor applications. Vortex Mini Fans provide a throw of up to 10m. Easily manoeuvrable. Can be used alongside our chemical additive range.


4-in-1 effective defence against dust. Combines a pacific nozzle-line system with a handheld jet wash lace, spray bar and extending rainmaker. Can be used alongside our chemical additive range.

Services to support our systems

In addition to our range of equipment and chemical additives for fogging/misting, we also offer assessment services via Spectrum Environmental Services, our consultancy branch. Dust & odour impact assessments, Boundary monitoring and Occupational hygiene assessments are just a few off the services we can assist with.

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