Vapor Control News

  • ANDRITZ to supply evaporation plant to Iggesund Paperboard AB in Sweden

    Start-up of the new plant is scheduled for the second quarter of 2019 and of the rebuild for the fourth quarter of 2019. The new 7-effect high dry solids evaporation plant will have a capacity of 350 t/h evaporated water. It will replace an old ANDRITZ evaporation line from the 1970’s and significantly enhance energy efficiency at the Iggesund mill. The state-of-the-art ...

  • Vapor Intrusion Mitigation System for Brownfield Redevelopment

    The project goal was to redevelop a former factory building creating new retail, restaurant, and office space. A solution needed to be developed to keep any contaminated vapors in the soils from releasing into the occupied building spaces. Space was a premium, so the system needed to protect the building occupants with as small a footprint as possible. MAE2 worked with the consultant prior to the ...

  • Modulo for Vapor Intrusion

    The system creates an under slab void that works as a capillary barrier against moisture - yet uses less concrete than other standard slab equivalents but has, at the same time, a superior load bearing capacity. This is also a “green” building product that will lower future electrical costs and contribute to LEED points on sustainable building projects. Moreover, Geoplast’s ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Mobile Air Sparge and Soil Vapor Extraction System

    ESD Waste2Water, Inc., manufacturer of Wash Water and Environmental Remediation Equipment, now offers a standardized Mobile Air Sparge and Soil Vapor Extraction System for short term or long term Rental. The standardized System provides a small portable footprint in an enclosed pre-wired / pre-plumbed dual axle trailer that meets the ...


    By ESD Waste2Water, Inc.

  • Vapor Capture System Fabricated by Greenbelt Resources Exceeds Performance Expectations

    For many in the California wine region, the 2015 crush was an interesting year due to the drought and other new wine industry developments.  One of those developments is the growing concern of ethanol vapor released into the atmosphere from large fermentation tanks, leading to the formation of smog.  To address that concern EcoPAS invented the PAS-100 (Passive Alcohol System) which ...

  • EPA Invites Public Comment on Interim Cleanup Plan for CTS of Asheville Inc. Superfund Site; Public Meeting Set for October 13

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to address contamination beneath the former plant at the CTS of Asheville Inc. Superfund Site in Asheville, N.C. A key step in moving forward is receiving the public’s feedback. EPA will hold a public meeting to present the proposed plan and answer questions on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at the T.C. Robertson High ...

  • Washington sues feds over safety of nuclear waste tanks

    Washington state is suing the federal government again over cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation - this time over the danger posed to workers by vapor releases from underground waste-storage tanks. In a federal lawsuit filed in Spokane on Wednesday, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the U.S. Department of Energy has known about vapors sickening workers at the site since at least the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Let Them Eat Crawfish!

    At ABUTEC, our customers are the most important part of our business. We strive to develop personal relationships with all of them, because we recognize that getting to know our clients makes it easier for them to put the safety and reliability of their sites in our hands. Sometimes we like to set business aside for an afternoon to have some fun and get to know our clients! We held one such event ...


  • Glass-Fused-to-Steel Storage Tanks Offer Long Lifetime and Value

    There are multiple advantages in using glass-fused-to-steel tanks for the storage of potable water, corrosive and other liquid applications. In addition to ease of assembly, they have greater lifetime value, far lower maintenance costs and little environmental impact compared with other liquid storage structures. Initially developed ...


    By CST Industries Inc

  • EPA Releases Technical Guides to Support Vapor Intrusion Assessment and Mitigation Activities

    Today (June, 11), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two technical guides to support assessment and mitigation activities at sites where vapor intrusion is an actual or potential concern. The Technical Guide for Assessing and Mitigating the Vapor Intrusion Pathway from Subsurface Vapor Sources to Indoor Air applies to all sites being evaluated under federal land cleanup ...

  • Macrotek Receives Multiple Contracts for Gas Cleanup Sysytems

    Macrotek Inc., a Canadian air pollution control company, has received multiple orders for pollution control equipment from a global pulp and paper and biomaterials manufacturer. The contracts consist of scrubber vessels for fume tanks, including HCl and conditioning process vents for the removal and neutralization of acids and other contaminants. Macrotek will incorporate its innovative scrubbing ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • Macrotek Receives Multiple Contracts For Gas Cleanup Systems

    Macrotek Inc., a Canadian air pollution control company, has received multiple orders for pollution control equipment from a global pulp and paper and biomaterials manufacturer. The contracts consist of scrubber vessels for fume tanks, including HCl and conditioning process vents for the removal and neutralization of acids and other contaminants. Macrotek will incorporate its innovative scrubbing ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • Humidity and Condensation in Puerto Rican Properties can Create Mold & Dust Mite Problems

    Although the weather can vary greatly in different parts of the islands of Puerto Rico, many regions experience high relative humidity levels on a regular basis.  According to WeatherSpark, the relative humidity levels recorded at the international airport in San Juan typically range between 57% and 92%.   High humidity levels mean there is significant ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Pollutants from Former Sherwin-Williams Plant in Gibbsboro, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up contaminated soil from residential properties at the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund site in Gibbsboro and Voorhees, New Jersey. The site includes a former paint manufacturing plant and the waters of Hilliards Creek which flow into Kirkwood Lake. The soil and the groundwater beneath the former paint manufacturing ...

  • Thin Coating on Condensers Could Make Power Plants More Efficient

    Original story at MIT News Most of the world’s electricity-producing power plants — whether powered by coal, natural gas, or nuclear fission — make electricity by generating steam that turns a turbine. That steam then is condensed back to water, and the cycle begins again. But the ...

  • EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Removal of PCBs From Bound Brook in South Plainfield, NJ; $422 million dollar cleanup underway at site of defunct electronics facility

    PCBs are chemicals that persist in the environment and can affect the immune, reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems and are potentially cancer-causing. PCBs had been widely used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications until they were banned in 1979. PCBs are potentially cancer-causing in people and build up in the fat of fish and mammals, increasing in concentration as they ...

  • President

    A recent posting on Environmental Expert announced a new video discussing the dangers of PERC (tetrachloroethlylene) to human health. Guardian Environmental  Technologies manufactures a filtration media called PolyGuard that will remove PERC and other hazardous chemicals down to nearly non-detect levels, both in liquid and vapor phase form. PolyGuard is produced in dry, ...

  • TCE Exposure Risks Due to Vapor Intrusion & Other Pathways

    Vapor intrusion occurs when there is a migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into an overlying building. Volatile chemicals emit vapors that migrate through subsurface soils and into indoor air spaces that can cause exposure concerns for the building’s occupants.   One common chemical pollutant that routinely causes vapor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Washington to sue over nuclear site`s tank vapors

    Washington plans to sue the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor to protect workers from hazardous vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday. A report last month found the Energy Department does not have an adequate system to detect whether harmful ...


    By Associated Press

  • Relocated Residents Near CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund Site to Return Home

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contacted the three families relocated due to elevated levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) at their residences near the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund site in Asheville, N.C., to let them know they may return home, effective immediately. After elevated TCE levels were detected inside three homes in June 2014, all three affected families agreed ...

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