Air Pollution Control Articles

  • London’s reliance on diesel triggers re-emergence of an old enemy: smog

    It’s Christmastime on Oxford Street. Brilliant displays of white lights rain from above. Decked-out shoppers dash from one gaudy sale to the next. And Johnny Conquest breathes in poison. “The air is horrible. The taxis stop right here, and when they take off, boom, you can taste it,” says the 67-year-old as the heavenly smell of the caramel peanuts he hawks from a humble street ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • A Critical Evaluation of the South African Air Quality Offsets Guideline

    There is wide recognition in South Africa to the link between the quality of life and quality of the air we breathe. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) attempts to improve air quality through two key regulatory tools; emission limits, which regulate the maximum concentration of certain pollutants permissible within certain, ‘listed’ industrial stacks or vents, and ambient ...


    By WKC Group

  • Polluters Extended Responsibility

    "Waste generation is my right but collection & disposal is a responsibility of others. I just throw the non-value items on the streets and outside the homes of my neighbors but the waste like newspapers, plastic items, fabrics, metals, furniture, e-waste etc. which can fetch value, I store in my house & work place and sale to scrap merchants at the best prices. I do not care for the ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Air Pollution Is Making Office Workers Less Productive

    Businesses invest a great deal of time and money in interventions that claim to increase workers’ productivity through on-the-job training, new protocols, advice from consultants, and so on. Recent research suggests that there’s a surprising input into productivity that no one ever thinks about: clean air. We all know that air pollution is bad for our health, and researchers ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Repair, retrofit, and rebuild services for amine treating acid gas process - Case Study

    Catalytic Products International (CPI) was recently engaged by a Western Colorado Gas Processing Facility to review the existing amine treating acid gas process and the air pollution control equipment installed in an effort to help optimize the units and make improvements to the reliability of the entire system. Introduction: Identify root cause of numerous failures and create an ...

  • Case Study: Replacing Natural Gas For Industry

    Renewable Energy Systems Offset Fossil Fuels with Sustainable Fuel Supply PHG Energy’s patented downdraft gasification systems were first deployed for for Boral Brick Manufacturing at facilities in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. The technology was used to offset natural gas costs, which were then consistently topping $10 per decatherm. Twelve of the 8-ton/day gasifiers were ...


    By PHG Energy, LLC

  • The design and installation of the gas collection system

    The designer of gas collection plants has the task to fulfill optimally the important criteria: stability of gas quality efficiency of collection economic viability of the plant The stabilisation of the gas quality helps to solve the problem between the uneven gas production of the landfill on the one side and ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • The landfill gas collection, utilisation and surplus gas combustion acting in unison

    In landfill gas utilisation the basic task of the control system is to harmonise three completely independent processes. On the one hand, there is the gas production of the landfill which is inconstant. (From a price point of view, hardly worthwhile to store the gas in a gasometer) On the other side the independent gas utilisation process, which orientates itself to the requirement of the ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Hand-Mix Case Study: SMR Soil Stabiliser Experience in Devon

    Success in the Use of Recycled Aggregate Despite being the Highway Authority with the largest U.K. network, (some 12900 km) and having reputedly one of the strictest Street Works regimes in England; Devon County Council have been very receptive to the correct use of SMR Soil Stabiliser by Utility Companies since its ...


    By SMR (UK) Ltd.

  • The Major Components of Heat Exchangers

    Heat exchangers are not only one of the most common pieces of equipment found on industrial sites, they are also one of the most important. Despite the name, heat exchangers are used for both heating and cooling and are actually used more often for cooling, especially on industrial sites such as refineries or processing plants. These pieces of equipment are not “one size fits all.” In ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Air quality assessment in the EU: room for improvement?

    Different modelling approaches are used to design and assess air quality plans across Europe. This study assessed the strengths and weaknesses of these different approaches. The researchers conclude that a large variety of models is in use, without a preferred or standard model having emerged yet. They identify integrating local-scale and large-scale models and verifying models with measurements ...

  • Case study - CRI advances customer service and reduces cost with VOC/HAPS reporting tool

    Color Resolutions International (CRI) is a leading producer of water-based flexographic inks used on paper and film packaging for graphic image and performance conscious printers. CRI’s central manufacturing plant is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and the company operates 19 blending sites in the U.S. to provide prompt local service. The Situation Certain ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Controlling Pharmaceutical Coating & Drying Process Emissions

    Capturing and destroying harmful emissions from pharmaceutical processes can be challenging. It’s not because the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are difficult to destroy using catalytic or thermal techniques. It’s because their concentrations can be so high. These process streams raise safety concerns, both when they’re collected in vents and when they reach the final ...

  • An alternative method to improve the settleability of gas-vacuolated cyanobacteria by collapsing gas vesicles

    This study estimated the ability of pressurization to collapse gas vesicles and thereby enhance the settleability of fresh water cyanobacteria. Settling velocities of Pseudanabaena galeata and Microcystis aeruginosa were measured at 11 different pressure values from 0 to 0.5 MPa. The morphological variations that occurred in the gas vacuoles according to the applied pressure ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study -Operating cost reduction strategies

    Overview More and more, companies operating air pollution control equipment today realize that the initial capital cost of an oxidizer system can be rapidly eclipsed by continued operating expenses if careful attention is not periodically given to the system. ACTION Below are ten tips to ensure your oxidizer is operating at peak performance. The ...

  • Case study - Crafting your oxidizer maintenance plan

    OXIDIZER SERVICE SERIES: PART 2 Many will come to this article hoping for a one-size-fits-all checklist for maintaining an oxidizer system. As a company that offers service on any oxidizer regardless of style or original manufacturer, we at Anguil have long wanted the same. A set recipe for success would certainly make life easier. For those in need of a quick answer or a starting point from ...

  • Case study - Natural gas production

    OVERVIEW The largest U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer and one of the largest independent processors of natural gas and natural gas liquids in North America was in search of new technologies to maintain the pollution control efficiency at their natural gas treatment facility. In typical gas plants, the well head natural gas needs to be treated to remove water, CO2, ...

  • Case study - Carbon fiber: Oven emission control strategies

    OVERVIEW Carbon fiber (fibre) and graphite reinforced polymers are materials that have, and will continue to revolutionize the products we use everyday by making them stronger, lighter and more durable. However, the manufacturing process can have serious environmental ramifications and immediate danger to human health if careful consideration is not given to emission control at the ...

  • Case study - Fiberglass polymer emissions: RTO control technology

    OVERVIEW A producer and supplier of corrosion resistant piping systems was looking to improve the reliability and lower operating expenses of an existing air pollution control system at their facility. During their manufacturing process, centrifugally cast mortar pipe systems are reinforced with a fiberglass polymer. This makes the pipe ideally suited for most corrosive piping ...

  • Case study - Kiln emission control technologies

    Overview A specialty ceramic material manufacturer in the United States operates several custom-built furnaces in their manufacturing process.  Sometimes referred to as kilns, these high-temperature process devices are generally a major source of air pollutants and require an abatement technology to meet environmental regulations with the state or federal agencies.  As is the ...

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