In the modern age, industrial air filters are everywhere. From your home to your car, to your doctor's office, to the location where your computer's motherboard chip was made, all of it goes through one form or another of filtration. The purpose is simple, but the methods are anything but. We will go through the common applications and the methods used to remove the particulates from the air as well as the benefits of doing so.
Some of the first ever types of filters came from the leftovers of cotton production. With little else to do with the materials they became filters of varying sizes for numerous applications. With the invention of the automobile around the turn of the 20th century, the industrial air filters gained a new market. These filters were used for various applications, from oil to air for the air conditioning unit. This was only the preliminary application however.