Bio-oxidation: A pollution solution from the earth for the earth
It is no secret that environmental issues are on everyone’s mind and people in the wood industry are no exception. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. has introduced Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards for the reduction of emissions and, according to industry insiders, legislation in Canada is also in the works. The question then lies with companies on just how they are going to meet these standards. One of the options is bio-oxidation which, simplified, is a technology based on microbes that can remove both water-soluble and non-water soluble emissions from the air when it is passed through the bio-oxidation system.