automotive air quality Articles

  • Automotive parts coater exceeds local air quality requirements - Case Study

    Today many companies are faced with unique air pollution control problems arising from their coating operations. Not only are vented emissions required to be controlled, but now a more pressing issue is how to treat fugitive emissions. Fugitive emissions are the VOC and HAP releases that occur at the coating process or in a mixing area. Fugitive emissions are sometimes difficult to capture when ...

  • 2013: a ‘perfect storm’ in air quality

    As many countries fail to meet air quality targets and large numbers of premature deaths still result from air pollution, Jim Mills, a particulate monitoring specialist and Managing Director of Air Monitors, explains why 2013 will be a pivotal year. In November 2011 Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, expressed his determination to make 2013 the ‘Year of ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Treatment of Water-Wash Paintbooth Effluents in the Automotive Industry

    During the coating process of car bodies in water-wash spray booth, around 40% of the sprayed paint does not reach the support; these paint particles sprayed into the air are called “overspray”. By using a dawn-draft positive air pressure coming from the ceiling of the cabin, the polluted air is forced vertically downward toward a grating on the floor under which a constant stream of water is ...

  • Fluid control saves $1 million at automotive supplier

    The Problem: A Michigan wheel manufacturer was facing numerous problems associated with the quality and maintenance of their coolant and cleaners. These problems included downtime quality control rejections due to corrosion of parts, pumps clogging with biological matter, and operator complaints of coolant odors. Concurrently, the plant needed to reduce fluid-related costs and improve data ...

  • How Gas Analyzers Can Benefit the Automotive Industry

    Emissions standards imposed upon auto engineering firms in the US could be set to change, as the Environmental Protection Agency reviews the current standards which have been in place since 2012. The EPA are considering redressing the greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles due for production in the model years 2022—2025, citing changing economic circumstances as the ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • Quantitative analysis of automotive exhaust gas by Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy

    For monitoring gaseous emissions from muffler, instruments presently used can only measure quantitatively a given pollutant. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy can provide quantitative and online real time analysis. Calibration of our FTIR spectrometer with CO, CO2, NO, NO2 and N2O was done and the limits of quantification obtained were shown to be as low as 80 ppm. The variation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Automotive manufacturer chooses the QUADRANT SR Thermal Oxidizer - Case Study

    The worlds largest automotive manufacturer recently installed our QUADRANT SR-Series Thermal Oxidizer for use at destroying CO and VOC emissions from their engine test cell facility. The test facility houses several engine, transmission, and chassis dynamometer’s. The manufacturer demanded a system that would provide the highest uptime reliability and highest performance. The QUADRANT ...

  • Global innovation vs. local regulation: introduction of automotive emission control in Sweden and Europe

    The increasing effects of pollution in larger cities in Europe in the 1960s spurred investigations into the sources of pollution and the means for its reduction. One important source of pollution was found to be the increasing fleet of passenger cars. In difference to a common description like "strict vehicle emission regulations were established in EU and EFTA countries in 1995", this paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water treatment helping cars stay cool - automotive industry: Orlando, Florida

    A manufacturer of air-conditioning line connectors for automobiles was required by the city to meet new sewer discharge standards. They had been using a system of gravity separation which did not address suspended solids or soluble metals. Their wastewater is generated from 3 sources; mop water, parts deburring and polishing, and floor scrubber water. They generate approximately 6,000 gpd of ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Indoor Cats Improve Quality of Exhaust Emissions

    For over two decades, the automotive industry has struggled to keep up with emission standards by installing emission control systems that are increasingly more sophisticated and expensive.  In the meantime, emission control for materials handling equipment has not been a major concern. Without having to meet stringent ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Automotive catalytic converters and environmental pollution: role of the platinum group elements in the redox reactions and free radicals production

    The concentrations of Platinum Group Elements (PGE) (Pt, Rh, Pd and Ir) in the atmosphere of urban areas have been progressively increased as a consequence of their release from the automotive catalytic converters and their adsorption in the particulate material. The PGEs catalytic activity is therefore extended also outside the vehicle converters. In the environment, PGEs come in contact with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Benefits of an Integrated Air and Water Pollution Control Partner

    Although there has been substantial progress during the past several decades in reducing pollution, the EPA, other federal agencies and local governments continue to add and revise requirements and standards, making compliance a challenge for the industrial sector. These companies also face increasing public pressure not just to meet but to exceed pollution control standards, as studies continue ...

  • Industrial Laundry-4

    This facility washes heavy industrial rags and towels from furniture manufacturing, ink roll towels, automotive and other operations. The wastewater process uses flow equalization for the 60,000 gpd flow, pH adjustment with sulfuric acid, coagulation, metal precipitation, flocculation followed by dissolved air flotation. The facility had difficulty meeting the effluent metals for Copper (1.5 ppm) ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Case study - Millbrook / General Motors

    Millbrook Proving Ground is one of the largest vehicle testing centres for the global automotive industry in Europe, constructed by General Motors. Today, they have a world-wide client base and test tracks for a whole range of vehicles. They chose Carbon Credentials, a leading supplier of Carbon & Energy Management software and related services, to conduct air conditioning inspections for ...


    By Carbon Credentials

  • Case study - Paint spray

    Problem A major automotive component supplier needed to control the emissions from its paint spray process. The plant emissions had characteristics common to many paint spray plants: high air flow, low volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration and particulate. The company needed an emission control solution that had low operating costs and that could also fit in their limited space. ...

  • Case study - Paint booth over spray

    OVERVIEW A major automotive component supplier needed to control the emissions from its paint spray process. The plant emissions had characteristics common to many paint spray plants: high air flow, low volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration and particulate. The company needed an emission control solution that had low operating costs and that could also fit in their limited ...

  • Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer + Zeolite Wheel for VOC Emissions Abatement - Case Study

    Case Study: “Heceygo Project” Ehaust Air Treatment Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer For Voc Emissions Treatment ZEOLITE ROTOR-CONCENTRATOR + REGENERATIVE THERMAL OXIDIZER The Technical Solution For Large Air Flows With Low Solvent Concentrations PROJECT MAIN DATA: ...


    By Tecam Group

  • For VOC emissions treatment: Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer + Zeolite rotor-concentrator - Case Study

    Case Study: “Heceygo Project” EXHAUST AIR TREATMENT REGENERATIVE THERMAL OXIDIZER FOR VOC EMISSIONS TREATMENT ZEOLITE ROTOR-CONCENTRATOR + REGENERATIVE THERMAL OXIDIZER  The Technical Solution For Large Air Flows With Low Solvent Concentrations   PROJECT MAIN DATA: CUSTOMER NAME: Heceygo PROJECT SIZE: ...


    By Tecam Group

  • Monitor Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) with PPM Technology’s IAQ Monitor

    Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOC’s is one of numerous sensor options that can be incorporated into PPM Technology’s ...


    By PPM Technology

  • opsEnvironmental™ Fuels General Motors’ Environmental compliance engine

    Software provides 45% time savings on SARA 313 reporting during first year of implementation with substantially higher returns anticipated in subsequent years. The Company General Motors (GM) is the world’s largest automobile manufacturing company, as well as the world’s third largest company. GM has manufacturing operations in 32 countries and employs about 325,000 people around the ...


    By IHS Markit

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