baghouse

noun
bag·​house | \ ˈbag-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce baghouse (audio) \

Definition of baghouse

: a device or facility in which particulates are removed from a stream of exhaust gases (as from a blast furnace) as the stream passes through a large cloth bag also : the bag used to filter the gas stream

Examples of baghouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In June 2014, records show, a baghouse worker was exposed to an air-cadmium concentration of 7,206 micrograms per cubic meter — 144 times the federal limit and 29 times what the standard respirator could handle. Rebecca Woolington, orlandosentinel.com, 25 Sep. 2021 In the baghouse, equipment breakdowns left workers doing dangerous manual labor that could increase their exposure. Rebecca Woolington, orlandosentinel.com, 25 Sep. 2021 The federal agency alleged Spectro's furnace stack exceeded an emissions limit; the vent system on its scrap dryer wasn't sealed correctly; and that officials weren't properly monitoring lime injection at the dryer baghouse. Erin Adler, Star Tribune, 18 May 2021 In 1973, a fire broke out at Bunker Hill and destroyed part of the baghouse—the main pollution-control system for the lead smelter. Sena Christian, Newsweek, 12 June 2016

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First Known Use of baghouse

1890, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2021

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“Baghouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baghouse. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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