Dürr Systems, Inc.

Environmental solutions for the pharmaceutical industry - Chemical & Pharmaceuticals - Pharmaceutical

For the pharmaceutical industry, Dürr Megtec provides environmental compliance solutions including carbon adsorption systems for solvent recovery, distillation, and purification of solvents and thermal oxidizers.

Pharmaceutical emissions control requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of the process and system requirements, combined with the ability to provide custom solutions. Dürr Megtec offers a wide range of environmental solutions that include solvent recovery and distillation systems, thermal oxidizers, wet scrubbers, spray towers, acid gas absorbers, wet electrostatic precipitators (WESP), and fabric filters (baghouses).

Carbon Adsorption Solvent Recovery, Separation, and Purification

Carbon adsorption systems, both regenerative and non-regenerative, capture vapor-phase emissions of VOC (volatile organic compound) solvents from solvent-based processes. In a regenerative carbon adsorption system, solvents are adsorbed on activated carbon. When the carbon becomes saturated with the solvent, it is regenerated with steam. The solvent is recovered when the steam is condensed.

Dürr Megtec solvent recovery systems offer two key benefits–environmental compliance and reduced operating costs. Water miscible solvents can be purified onsite with our distillation equipment, making it possible to reuse them, which also yields a dedicated ROI. As for non-water miscible solvents, they can be reused without further processing.

Stand-alone Dürr Megtec distillation systems purify wastewater to make it suitable for disposal, thereby eliminating high disposal costs, or to separate solvents and purify them.

Thermal Processes

Dürr Megtec regenerative thermal and direct thermal oxidizers are used to abate vapor-phase VOC emissions to meet the most stringent EU and global environmental emission limits and regulations. Our systems are used in applications where emissions are released from batch processes with vessel reactors, tablet coating, primary and secondary pharmaceutical processes, petrochemical, and chemical processes.

Our supply and installation scope includes turnkey operations with vent collection systems, vent conditioning with LEL dilution control, pre- and post-oxidation scrubbing for acid gas removal, flame arrestors, explosion relief, and particulate removal.