Emissions Control Articles

  • Nitrogen Demand Increases for Semiconductor: How Safe Are You?

    As users demand ever-smaller smartphones and better televisions, semiconductor manufacturing plants are tasked with developing new products faster and using new materials. Key to the continued success of the semiconductor industry are inert gases, which include nitrogen and argon. When used safely, both nitrogen and argon play a number of important roles within the semiconductor ...

  • Cemex plant Ruedersdorf - Case Study

    CEMEX Deutschland AG is one of the biggest producers of ready-mixed-concrete, cement and minerals. In Germany CEMEX employs a staff of approximately 3,200 people and is part of the International CEMEX Group with a head count of 50,000. After the German re-unification the Company acquired the existing cement plant in Ruedersdorf. Investments to save CEMEX invested ...

  • Is it really take off time for climate action in the aviation sector?

    Over the next two weeks, government officials, airlines and environmental groups are meeting in Montreal to agree a deal which they hope will allow global climate action for the aviation sector to finally take off. This is important because if the aviation sector were a country, it would rank seventh in the ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • 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 ...

  • Case study - Paint booth over spray

    OVERVIEW A major automotive component supplier needed to control the emissions from its paint spray process. The plant emissions had characteristics common to many paint spray plants: high air flow, low volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration and particulate. The company needed an emission control solution that had low operating costs and that could also fit in their limited ...

  • 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 ...

  • Case study - Reactor vent emission control

    OVERVIEW Many chemical and petroleum companies use batch reactors to make their products.  These reactors typically have vents which are opened and closed during emptying, filling, mixing, heating or cooling and other steps of the production process.  The gases coming from these vents must be controlled under most government regulations.  Generally speaking, the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Chemical Industry: Sale of by-Product HCl Covers Cost of Emission Control System Problem Case Study

    Some of the specialty chemical processes at a major chemical manufacturer’s plant result in considerable HCl loading in the off-gas. The HCl must be removed before the off-gas can be discharged to the atmosphere. Production of saleable by-product HCl solution was an important goal when looking for a high-efficiency HCl removal system. The company wanted to achieve a very low level of ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Case study - Carbon fibre: furnace & oven emission control

    Overview A carbon fiber company in China was faced with the challenge of selecting an emission control system for a new pilot line at their specialty fiber products facility. The line would include furnaces and three ovens, both of which would emit Carbon Monoxide (CO), Ammonia (NH3) and lethal amounts of Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN).   Action ...

  • Air emissions associated with decommissioning California's offshore oil and gas platforms

    The 27 oil and gas platforms offshore southern California are nearing the end of their productive lives and will be decommissioned in the near future. Many are in deep water and are correspondingly large, with the largest, Harmony, in 1200 feet of water weighing approximately 43,000 tons. Nearly 30% of California's platforms are in water depths that exceed those of any previous decommissioning ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Hurricane HR Cyclone System for Paprika Powder Recovery and Emission Control on three milling lines (11 011 m3 /h at 48ºC) - Case Study

    Foreword Advanced Cyclone Systems, S.A. (ACS) designed and supplied a Hurricane HR cyclone system for Paprika Powder Recovery and Emission Control on three milling lines. This system was installed at Juan José Albarracín a company founded in 1854. It is the oldest company in the manufacturing and commercialization of paprika in all its varieties, hence offering the top quality ...

  • Hurricane Cyclones To Reduce Emissions Of Dryer Cyclones In Glowood Pellet Plant (71,839 m3/h at 87ºC) - Case Study

    Foreword ACS designed and supplied a Hurricane Cyclone System to reduce PM emissions of existing dryer cyclones at Glowood Pellet Plant. The plant occupies a total area of 3.8 hectares and a total investment amounting to 10 M€. Production (100.000 ton/y) is 100% for export, as Portugal consumes under 10% of what it manufactures on a global basis (approximately 1M ton/y in 2012). A ...

  • Emission Control Strategies and Technologies for the Chemical Processing Industry: An interview with Chris Anguil

    AC: Could you please provide our readers with a brief introduction to the industries that Anguil Environmental works within? CA: Our thermal and catalytic oxidizer systems are applied on any industrial process that is regulated for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) or Nitrogen Oxides (NOX). Some of these industries include chemical ...

  • GE Aircraft Engines - Case Study

    Mech-Chem engineered, designed, and constructed two Air Emission Control Systems for the plant's Meltout Operations. The systems are non-aqueous processes which were designed to contain and remove metallic contaminants with a particle size of 0.3 microns or larger. Air Emission Control System Mech-Chem provided GE Aircraft Engines with the design, engineering, construction, installation, and ...


    By Mech-Chem Associates, Inc.

  • Innovative Dryer and Emission Control System at a Particleboard Installation

    In 1989, Bohemia Corporation installed a new primary drying system and also air pollution control equipment at their particleboard plant in Eugene, Oregon. The drying system was composed of a Westec America triple-pass rotary drum dryer fired by a Coen sanderdust burner. The primary and secondary particulate collectors installed were also of a Westec America design. The tertiary air pollution ...

  • Panelboard emission control: An historical perspective

    Sometimes the best view of the future can be seen from the past. That's why we've written this paper. We believe that an understanding of the history of emission controls in the panelboard industry will help everyone understand how this industry got to where it is and what the future holds. This account focuses on the evolution of technology devoted to the control of air pollution emissions from ...

  • Carbon Emissions Control with SERAM at Novartis - Case Study

    Novartis is one of the world's leading Pharmaceutical and Healthcare companies with sales over $40 billion. Operating in 140 countries and with approximately 100,000 employees, Novartis adopts the highest standards when it comes to corporate citizenship. Novartis began using SERAM in 2006 to manage its worldwide environment, health and safety performance. Today the software is used at over 200 ...


    By Sirius Technologies AG

  • Introduction of Automotive Testing Department

    Strongly linked with the automotive industry, the history of automotive testing business by HORIBA Group has developed itself along with innovative automotive technologies. Since the first emission measurement system developed in 1964 following the launch of automobile emission control, HORIBA Group has continued strengthening emission control and advancing the emission reduction technologies as ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

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