Achieving Air Pollution Control With Catalytic Or Thermal Oxidizers
As the full effect of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments passed by Congress in 1990 continue to impact today's industry, many manufacturing operations have become subject to stricter local, State and Federal clean air regulations. Both VOC (volatile organic compound) and HAP (hazardous air pollutant) emissions are strictly regulated since they lead to the formation of ground level ozone (or smog). The CAA singled out 188 air pollutants that are of special concern, many of which are used in everyday production and/or manufacturing atmospheres. Depending upon the quantity of VOC's and/or HAP's involved, many businesses either have or will be required by local, State or Federal laws to install new or additional air pollution control equipment. With well over twenty-five years of proven success in a wide variety of industries, both catalytic and thermal oxidation have become very popular methods for controlling these VOC and/or HAP emissions.