After a pilot plant demonstration, the first CCS units in fiber optics manufacturing were installed in Europe in early 2000. The CCS was quickly recognized as the industry standard for air pollution control, and additional installations followed in the United States. This trend has continued, most recently with a CCS installed at a fiber optics manufacturing facility in India.
The emissions from fiber optics manufacturing are a very serious challenge for conventional technology. The combination of submicron glass particles mixed with chlorine and hydrochloric gases creates a number of issues. The CCS removed both PM and gases at over 99% efficiency.