Blast Furnace

Optimization Potential

Old shaker-style baghouses utilized a conventional woven acrylic filter media. The old bags tended to blind early and bleed through created stack emission problems. While the application was not as chemically aggressive as some secondary lead furnace systems, moisture and some mild acids were present.

Damaged bags and particulate bleed through contributed to unacceptable stack emissions. Lack of adequate draft at the blast furnace also created uncomfortable and dirty working conditions within the facility.


Replaced the existing conventional acrylic bags with GORE membrane filter bags with a homopolymer acrylic woven fabric backing material and optimized system settings.

The ePTFE membrane surface of these filters is chemically inert and extremely efficient, capturing even sub-micron particulate at or very near to the filter surface, from where it is then very easily released, which in turn provides for low operating pressure drops.


Not for use in food, drug, cosmetic or medical device manufacturing, processing, or packaging operations.