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  • Wastewater treatment for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry

    The water from pharmaceutical companies can cause big troubles because of the high variability in their manufacturing processes. Depending on the kind of raw materials used, the effluents may even be toxic, hence why the most conflictive effluents have to be separated from the rest and not to be sent to the general treatment.

    By Aguambiente based in La Cistérniga, SPAIN.

  • Cavity pumps for chemical industry

    Progressing cavity pumps are an ideal solution for the chemical industry. These pumps can move highly abrasive, higly viscous, and toxic materials with minimal wear compared to other positive displacement pumps. Progressing cavity pumps are also an excellent choice when pumping shear sensitive materials since they are one of the lowest shearing pumps available on the market. Many polymer manufacturers use these pumps to move their products for this very reason. Moyno offers a variety of progressing cavity and metering pumps to fit these application requirements. Metering pumps are suitable for low flow, high pressure metering applications and can also move materials with low viscosities to viscosities as high as 1,000,000 cps.

    By Moyno, Inc. based in Springfield, OHIO (USA).

  • Flow & Energy Management Solutions for chemical industry

    Spire Metering provides non-intrusive measurement solutions for the chemical industry where aggressive and toxic liquids needed to be monitored.

    By Spire Metering Technology based in Marlborough, MASSACHUSETTS (USA).

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    Perimeter Monitoring and Area Monitoring

    GasFinder2 can be permanently installed to monitor chemical and petroleum plants for both combustible and toxic gases. GasFinder2 can be used to replace arrays of point sensors for perimeter monitoring. A single light path will replace many point sensors. With GasFinder2 perimeter monitoring, all gas dispersed from a facility is detected and logged.

    By Boreal Laser Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

  • Sulfide Oxidation with Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)

    Sulfide Odor Control Sulfide is found throughout the environment as a result of both natural and industrial processes. Most sulfide found in nature was produced biologically (under anaerobic conditions) and occurs as free hydrogen sulfide (H2S) - characterized by its rotten egg odor. We are most likely to encounter biogenic H2S in sour groundwaters, swamps and marshes, natural gas deposits, and sewage collection/treatment systems. Manmade sources of H2S typically occur as a result of natural materials containing sulfur (e.g., coal, gas and oil) being refined into industrial products. For a variety of reasons - aesthetics (odor control), health (toxicity), ecological (oxygen depletion in receiving waters), and economic (corrosion of equipment and infrastructure) - sulfide laden wastewaters must be handled carefully and remediated before they can be released to the environment. Typical discharge limits for sulfide are < 1 mg/L. Sulfide Treatment Alternatives There are dozens of alternatives for treating sulfide laden waters, ranging from simple air stripping (for the low levels present in groundwaters) to elaborate sulfur recovery plants (used to treat several tons per day at refineries and coal burning power plants). There are processes based on biology (using compost filters, scrubbing media, or inhibition/disinfection), chemistry (oxidation, precipitation, absorption, and combination), and physics (adsorption, volatilization, and incineration). Each process occupies a niche which is often defined by the scale and continuity of treatment, whether the sulfide is in solution or is a gas, the concentration of sulfide involved, and the disposition of the sulfide containing medium. However, for reasons relating to convenience and flexibility, chemical oxidation (using hydrogen peroxide) continues to grow in its scope of application. Treatment with Hydrogen Peroxide While other peroxygens such as permonosulfuric (Caro’s) acid, peracetic acid, and persulfates will oxidize sulfide, their use for this application is overkill. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is considerably simpler and more cost-effective. H2O2 may control sulfides in two ways, depending on the application: Prevention - by providing dissolved oxygen which inhibits the septic conditions which lead to biological sulfide formation; and Destruction - by oxidizing sulfide to elemental sulfur or sulfate ion.

    By USP Technologies based in Atlanta, GEORGIA (US) (USA).

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    Portable Stack Monitoring

    Many industries are required to measure stack emissions of toxic gases periodically, but not continuously. Extractive wet chemical methods currently used are slow, labor intensive and expensive. A single GasFinderFC can perform stack monitoring requirements for a specific gas, quickly, easily and accurately.

    By Boreal Laser Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

  • Water intake protection monitoring for wastewater treatment industry

    Intake protection systems have been extensively installed to protect water treatment works, from ingress of polluted water and waste-water plants from toxic chemical loads. A suitable system typically comprises a suit of instrumentation, measuring key chemical, physical and indicator parameters dependant upon the identified risks, associated with the individual site activity or discharges from neighbouring industry.

    By Pollution & Process Monitoring Ltd based in Sevenoaks, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Removal of organic compounds & toxity for wastewater treatment industry

    Federal and State regulatory agencies are increasingly requiring additional water quality testing and controls of the toxicity of discharges to receiving streams. Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) helps meet these pollution regulations. If organic chemicals have been identified as contributing to discharge toxicity, Calgon Carbon Corporation can work with facilities, and their engineering firms, to help meet stringent criteria associated with their NPDES permit. GAC can be employed as a cost-effective treatment for removal of organic compounds and toxicity. Even in situations where activated sludge treatment or powdered activated carbon is used for primary wastewater treatment, post treatment with GAC may be necessary to achieve toxicity compliance.

    By Calgon Carbon Corporation based in Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA (USA).

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    PTR-MS systems for security and safety purpose

    Illicit substances real-time detection with IONICON PTR-MS. PTR-MS combines all features that are needed for analyzing dangerous and illicit substances like explosives, chemical warfare agents (CWA), toxic industrial chemicals (TIC) and drugs.

    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H. based in Innsbruck, AUSTRIA.

  • Air pollution control for soil remediation

    Epcon is known in the industry for the Soil Remediation Oxidizer, including Hazardous and Toxic Spills. Epcon Thermal OxidizerSystems, which operate in a very safe manner, clean up the toxic chemicals from the ground. We pre-test and pre-assemble the majority of systems in our 150,000 Sq. Ft. modern shop.

    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP based in The Woodlands, TEXAS (USA).

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    Gas Detection Solutions for Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) Safety

    Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) is a very useful chemical used in a variety of industries. However, HF is highly toxic with potential fatal consequences with exposure to humans, so facilities that make or use HF should exercise great care. Nevertheless, there is always the risk of leaks from process elements such as valves, pump seals and storage vessels. Tanker loading, transporting and unloading operations also provide opportunity for HF releases. Industrial processes that make or use HF typically have arrays of point sensors distributed throughout the unit. However, these sensors are maintenance intensive and have relatively slow response times. In addition, a point sensor will not detect an HF release unless it is located directly in the area of that release. Electrochemical HF sensors also respond to chlorine, ammonia, and sulfur dioxide, resulting in false alarms.

    By Boreal Laser Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

  • Organic Micro-Pollutants Removal

    Organic Micro-pollutants are low and trace levels of synthetic organic substances released in water through human activity. They can be found in industrial, agricultural and domestic wastewater streams. Some of the most difficult-to-treat wastewater contains micro-pollutants such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), herbicides and pesticides, personal care products (PCPs), toxic chemicals, carcinogenic and endocrine disruptive compounds (EDCs), and emerging contaminants.

    By Arvia Technology based in Runcorn, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • BOD and COD Removal

    Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has been used to reduce the BOD and COD of industrial wastewaters for many years. While the cost of removing BOD / COD through chemical oxidation with hydrogen peroxide is typically greater than that through physical or biological means, there are nonetheless specific situations which justify the use of hydrogen peroxide. These include: Predigestion of wastewaters which contain moderate to high levels of compounds that are toxic, inhibitory, or recalcitrant to biological treatment (e.g., pesticides, plasticizers, resins, coolants, and dyestuffs); Pretreatment of high strength / low flow wastewaters – where biotreatment may not be practical – prior to discharge to a Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW);Enhanced separation of entrained organics by flotation and settling processes; and Supply of supplemental Dissolved Oxygen (DO) when biological treatment systems experience temporary overloads or equipment failure.

    By USP Technologies based in Atlanta, GEORGIA (US) (USA).

  • Painting & Coating

    Paint fumes are Unbreathable. Spray Painting VOCs and Powder Coating dust are both harmful pollutants which are produced during painting operations. The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from paint can cause respiratory issues and require proper ventilation to remove harmful gasses from the work area. Powder Coating lines and spray painting produce dangerous fumes and dusts which need to be filtered or exhausted outside your facility. Industrial coatings and chemicals can produce toxic VOCs and foul odors which can effect worker`s health and reduce productivity. Some of the most common coatings are polymers which include polyurethane, epoxy and moisture-cure urethane. Many different industries required the use of glues, adhesives, solvents and different chemical agents in their production process, but are unsure of the best way to handle this nuisance. Exhausting fumes outside may be an option when VOCs are extremely dangerous and odorous but companies must also comply with EPA guidelines which regulate which gases can be emitted. In cold climates and in air-conditioned facilities, capturing, filtering and recirculating fumes can provide huge energy savings preventing costly heat loss and energy intensive air makeup systems. Utilizing activated carbon granules can allow operators to filter VOCs and odors from painting and cutting applications. Different quantities and types of carbon modules are required depending upon the contaminant. Contact Diversitech with an MSDS sheet detailing your chemical`s characteristics for an evaluation of your workplace air quality problem.?

    By DiversiTech based in Montreal, QUEBEC (CANADA).

  • Microbial Solutions for Soil Bioremediation

    The remediation of soils, sludge, and water require more than just the addition of packaged microbes.  Microbial Discovery Group can assist you in applying a total systems approach to soil bioremediation. Here in the US, sometimes we take for granted how precious it is to have non-contaminated soils and water. In many countries, industrial pollution has destroyed the soil and water ecosystems leading to toxic concerns and poor health. We at Microbial Discovery Group believe the remediation of soils, sludge and water require more than just the addition of packaged microbes. Applying a total systems approach to soil and water remediation has to be the primary focus of your bioaugmentation program. We are here to help you in that process. Lucky for us, many of the recalcitrant pollutants in the environment will serve as food sources to microbes.  By taking advantage of using natural processes to clean up contaminated sites, MDG provides solutions by speeding up the biodegradation of harmful chemicals. By rebalancing the system with the proper microbial processes, chemical breakdown will go from years to weeks.  Let MDG work with you to start cleaning up the world, one site at a time.

    By Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) based in Franklin, WISCONSIN (USA).

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