air VOC Articles

  • Air pollution from air stripping of industrial VOCs: a mitigating alternative using renewable energy

    Four reaction beds (glass, Plexiglas, concrete and metal) exposed to solar (UV) light and coated with titanium dioxide were used for testing the degradation of Dichloroacetic Acid (DCA) in water, with concentrations of 130 ppmv, 390 ppmv and 650 ppmv. The glass-bed reactor showed the highest photonic efficiency followed by Plexiglas, concrete and metal. The 390-ppmv DCA gave the highest rate of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Gas Chromatography: MCERTS Certification for Ambient Air Analysis on Benzene and VOCs

    Due to environmental issues, the world of gas analysis is evolving very rapidly. Governments set the rules to limit and control the environmental pollution through legislation. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), often produced by human activities, are amongst the sources of pollution that need to be identified and quantified for safety reasons. Exposure to high concentrations of certain VOCs is ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Halogenated VOCs in Air Emissions/ Off-Gases

    Three technologies that are most commonly used to treat halogenated VOCs in air emissions/off-gases are carbon adsorption, catalytic oxidation, and thermal oxidation. Carbon adsorption is a remediation technology in which pollutants are removed from air by physical adsorption onto the carbon grain. Carbon is 'activated' for this purpose by processing the carbon to create porous particles with a ...

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Nonhalogenated VOCs in Air Emissions/Off-Gases

    Three technologies that are most commonly used to treat nonhalogenated VOCs in air emissions/off-gases are carbon adsorption, catalytic oxidation, and thermal oxidation. Carbon adsorption is a remediation technology in which pollutants are removed from air by physical adsorption onto the carbon grain. Carbon is 'activated' for this purpose by processing the carbon to create porous particles with ...

  • Case Study: Odor Abatement Solutions

    Odor issues related to industrial processes are not uncommon.  An odor is caused by one or more volatilized organic compounds (VOCs) that humans can perceive by the sense of smell.  The challenge is that “odor is subjective, and what is sweet to some, can be a nuisance to others.   In most cases the ...

  • Subminiature Photoionization VOC Sensor

    Untitled Document 1. Objective Monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) is required for a number of gas analysis applications, such as: ...


    By AMETEK MOCON - Baseline

  • Case study N°AA7 – Ambiant air monitoring – VOC Purge & trap

    Context & Challenges Volatile organic compounds (VOC) can be dissolved in water. Sometimes water is polluted and to study contamination of VOC in finished drinking water, VOC must be measured. Chromatotec Solutions Chromatotec has developed a specific system for the measurement of VOC in water: a Purge & Trap system, the airmoPURGE. The ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Reducing Odor and VOC Emissions

    The Montgomery County Regional Composting Facility (MCRCF) in Silver Spring, Maryland is designed to process 400 wet tons/day of lime amended biosolids from the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Washington, D.C. Recently, political pressures forced operations to cease at the MCRCF. Although the aerated static pile composting plant’s fate has not been completely decided, its owner, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Properties and Behavior of Halogenated VOCs

    An important consideration when evaluating a remedy is whether the compound is halogenated or nonhalogenated. A halogenated compound is one onto which a halogen (e.g., fluorine, chlorine, bromine, or iodine) has been attached. The nature of the halogen bond and the halogen itself can significantly affect performance of a technology or require more extensive treatment than for nonhalogenated ...

  • Stack gas VOC monitoring

    POLLUTION S.r.l. manufactures POLARIS FID analyzer, a cutting-edge technology for the measurement of total hydrocarbons in ambient air and stack emission monitoring in accordance with EN 13526 and EN 12619. This analyser is based on Flame Ionization Detection (FID), a reference method technique to measure total hydrocarbons (THC, VOC, TOC). Polaris FID is a very handy instrument because it allows ...

  • VOC Oxidizers: Where to begin?

    If you are wanting to solve a VOC (volatile organic compound) air pollution problem, how do you begin?  What type of solution is best suited for the application?  What are the various types of thermal oxidizers and how do they differ in design? RTO, Recuperative TO, Direct fired TO, carbon systems, or concentrators -- which should be used for an application in a chemical plant, refinery, an ...


    By Nacah Tech LLC

  • Latest innovative solutions for PAH & VOCs monitoring in air – Case study presentation

    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of over 100 different chemicals that are known to be formed typically during incomplete combustion of organic matter at high temperature. Their major sources in the atmosphere include industrial processes, vehicle exhausts, waste incinerations, and domestic heating emissions. Due to their carcinogenic/mutagenic effects, 16 PAHs are currently ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Case study : VOC analysis in ambient air by FID dectection - Complete system airmOzone

    Ozone concentration has been multiplied by 5 in the last century in the middle latitudes of the northern hemisphere from 10 PPB in 1874 to approximately 50 PPB today. This is an increase of 1.6% per year; the trend is probably higher (2.4% a year) over the last decades. (Chapter 1 of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program - World Climate Research Program) In order to stop this global ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Common Treatment Train for Nonhalogenated VOCs

    A treatment train is the combination of different treatment technologies. A system diagram of a common treatment train for nonhalogenated VOCs is illustrated below. A soil vapor extraction system is used to pull VOC vapor from the contaminated soil. An air sparging system delivers air below the water table to enhance bioremediation. After passing through a liquid/vapor separator, the VOC ...

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Nonhalogenated VOCs

    Soil vapor extraction (SVE), thermal desorption, and incineration are the presumptive remedies for Superfund sites with nonhalogenated VOC-contaminated soil. Because a presumptive remedy is a technology that EPA believes, based upon its past experience, generally will be the most appropriate remedy for a specified type of site, the presumptive remedy approach will accelerate site-specific ...

  • Control VOC`s in Refinery Wastewater

    Oil and water do not mix, like many of life’s one-liners this statement is basically true but not the whole story. Many hydrocarbon liquids, particularly aromatics, have significant solubilities in water: Benzene 1800 PPMVToluene 470Ethyl Benzene 150Xylenes 150 Petroleum refineries do not like salts in their feedstock since these corrode and foul process equipment. The first refining step is ...


    By AMCEC Inc.

  • Optimizing VOC Combustion - Case Study

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are pre-cursors to Ozone pollution and subject to EPA regulations. Thermal and catalytic oxidizers are routinely used to destroy VOC emissions from a variety of industrial sources. ...

  • Properties and Behavior of Nonhalogenated VOC`s

    An important consideration when evaluating a remedy is whether the compound is nonhalogenated or halogenated. A nonhalogenated compound is one which does not have a halogen (e.g., fluorine, chlorine, bromine, or iodine) attached to it. The vendor of the technology being evaluated must be informed whether the compounds to be treated are nonhalogenated or halogenated. In most instances, the vendor ...

  • Field Method Comparison between Passive Air Samplers and Continuous Monitors for VOCs and NO2 in El Paso, Texas

    This study evaluates the performance of Model 3300 Ogawa Passive Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Samplers and 3M 3520 Organic Vapor Monitors (OVMs) by comparing integrated passive sampling concentrations to averaged hourly NO2 and volatile organic compound (VOC) measurements at two sites in El Paso, TX. Sampling periods were three time intervals (3-day weekend, 4-day weekday, and 7-day weekly) for three ...


    By Ogawa & Company, USA, Inc.

  • International Paints LLC - VOCs - Case Study

    About the Project Summary Union, NJ — Operations management at International Paint LLC here reports dramatic savings in compliance costs for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, through replacement of a gas-fired thermal oxidation afterburner with a 3000-cfm, ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

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