Over the last decade there has been increasing interest in bio-tank oxidation processes for the oxidation of minerals. So far, aerated stirred tank reactors have been used for these processes. From in house desk studies and experimental work caried out on pilot plant scale and full scale by Paques, it can be concluded that the CIRCOX ® air-lift loop reactor is a viable alternative to stirred tank reactors for the bio-oxidation of minerals. The main advantages of the CIRCOX ® air-lift loop reactor over the conventional stirred tank reactor are lower capital and operational expenditures.
Identifying Your Ideal Air Pollution Control Technology, Scenario 1
In our previous blog, "What`s the Best Air Pollution Control Technology for My Process?", we reviewed the many factors that impact the choice of air pollution control equipment. In situations where a facility is considering their air pollution control needs, it is important for the plant`s engineering staff to discuss the application data with potential suppliers. Application data are the details about the process operation such as uptime, maximum VOC loading, maximum air flow, energy usage concerns, permitted...
The challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring
A new generation of air quality monitors is now being offered to provide localised, real-time air quality readings – but the potential benefit is only just starting to be realised. It is generally accepted that whilst measurements from air quality reference stations are highly accurate, they are not sufficiently location-specific. Key pollutants – such as NO2 and PM2.5 – vary dramatically over short distances and time intervals, but the large size, maintenance requirements and relatively high...
How industrial air-cooled chiller rentals benefit you
Summer will be here before you know it and with it will come soaring temperatures. Few other states know heat and humidity like the southern states, and going without cool air is simply not an option for their hardworking residents. For the people in these states, an industrial air-cooled chiller is a useful and viable option to keep temperatures bearable. You do not have to purchase a new unit; Portable Air offers portable, rental options for your HVAC units, including a commercial air-cooled chiller. Despite...
Sources of Particles in Cleanrooms
Viable particles consists of bacteria, virus, fungal spores, molds, and yeast. These are generally obtained from people, outside air, water, equipment, tools, excipients, and active ingredients. The objectives of environmentally controlled cleanrooms are to provide a contamination-free space to test or manufacturer contamination free products. Nonetheless, contamination has a way of unexpectedly occurring without any indication of its origin. There are two types of contaminates: viable and non-viable (or...
Are wind turbines economically viable in Britain?
If Britain establishes wind energy as their main energy source, they will be able to create a large number of new job opportunities. This can provide a huge influx of job opportunities in the short run since the implementation of wind turbines require a lot of manpower. Moreover, the maintenance of these wind farms can give life to a considerable amount of sustainable jobs. Monitoring the wind farms, maintaining the machines and making plans for enhancements are some of the factors which result in these sustainable...