How can you help your company become more green? One of the first things you can do is select a high-performance dust collector. As government standards and green initiatives push for increased environmental protection, more facility managers are implementing equipment and policies that improve both indoor and outdoor air quality. A timely article posted on an environmental weblog emphasized the dangers associated with industrial air pollution and offered some practical solutions for control. Pollution from high concentrations of airborne particles like dust can cause lasting damage to our planet’s atmosphere, while dust itself can inhibit an individual’s ability to breath. The article highlighted the value of a mechanical system such as a cyclone dust collector for reliable, efficient dust collection and control. One of the most efficient cyclone dust collectors utilizes a secondary, counter-cyclonic air stream to prevent the majority of particles from contacting the cyclone walls and causing damage. A counter cyclonic dust collector is especially beneficial because it can be used to recover particulate for reuse and is ideal for handling extra fine, highly abrasive materials. This leading-edge technology provides low-cost pollution control because it requires very little maintenance and has only one moving part—the blower.