ceramic media bed Articles

  • Case study - RTO: Efficient and reliable styrene control technology

    Problem A producer and supplier of corrosion resistant piping systems was looking to improve the reliability and lower operating expenses of an existing air pollution control system at their facility. During their manufacturing process, centrifugally cast mortar pipe systems are reinforced with a fiberglass polymer. This makes the pipe ideally suited for most corrosive piping applications ...

  • Case study - Fiberglass polymer emissions: RTO control technology

    OVERVIEW A producer and supplier of corrosion resistant piping systems was looking to improve the reliability and lower operating expenses of an existing air pollution ...

  • Case study - Printed circuit board emissions

    Overview One of the world's largest printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers was required to install air pollution abatement equipment to control the VOCs emitted during their soldering ...

  • Carbon Fiber Emission Control Strategies

    ProblemCarbon fiber (fibre) and graphite reinforced polymers are materials that have, and will continue to revolutionize the products we use everyday by making them stronger, lighter and more durable. However, the manufacturing process can have serious environmental ramifications and immediate danger to human health if careful consideration is not given to emission control at the ...

  • Case study - Carbon fiber: Oven emission control strategies

    OVERVIEW Carbon fiber (fibre) and graphite reinforced polymers are materials that have, and will continue to revolutionize the products we use everyday by making them stronger, lighter and more durable. However, the manufacturing process can have serious environmental ramifications and immediate danger to human health if careful consideration is not given to emission ...

  • Case study - Plastic components painting

    Overview A plastic injection molding company in Wisconsin is known as a world-class leader in the industry for their secondary decorating and assembly capabilities. One of their eleven facilities not only performs plastic injection molding but also provides the organization with decorating capabilities such as painting, laser etching, laser marking, pad printing and assembly of ...

  • Case study - New or used? Business expansion introduces many difficult decisions

    When you run a family-owned business, success comes with hard work and some difficult decisions. Vince Kuber was recently faced with such a decision after taking over as President and CEO of Prestige-Pak, a Wisconsin-based Flexographic printing company. His parents started the business over thirty years ago and it wasn’t long after Vince took over that the decision to expand needed to be ...

  • Case study -New media makes RTO natural gas usage a rarity!

    Overview Tekra Corporation has always had an eye on their energy conservation. They are a custom coater of plastic films in Wisconsin where state regulations require over 98% of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emitted from their process be destroyed in an oxidizer system. While considering their first oxidizer system, Tekra's Engineers did their homework and invested in an early ...

  • Case study - Carbon fibre: furnace & oven emission control

    OverviewA carbon fiber company in China was faced with the challenge of selecting an emission control system for a new pilot line at their specialty fiber products facility. The line would include furnaces and three ovens, both of which would emit Carbon Monoxide (CO), Ammonia (NH3) and lethal amounts of Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN).  ActionThe ...

  • Case study - Amine tail gas treatment

    COVERING YOUR TAIL GAS The discovery of new shale formations throughout the world and the development of new drilling technologies have increased natural gas production and prompted government agencies to instigate tighter air-pollutioncontrol regulations on processing operations. Unfortunately, meeting environmental regulations is not a profit-generating endeavor. Simply put, the time ...

  • Media Replacement Restores Plant Capacity and Improves Flow

    Operating Issue A recycling facility that processes waste bakery products experienced significant reductions in airflow capacity, which negatively impacted their production rates. The bottleneck was a two-chamber RTO (Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer) system that took forever to start, suffered significant chamber-temperature imbalances and contained ineffective ceramic media. Factors that ...


    By Pollution Systems

  • Evaluation of Ceraflow-70 as a Filtration Media for High Rate Surface Water Filtration - Case Study

    Project Description The existing water filtration facility in Clinton MA is a high rate, direct filtration process that has been on-line since 2006. The water filtration plant draws it raw water from the Wachusett Reservoir. Chemical feed systems are provided for chemically assisted filtration, pre-oxidation (potassium permanganate), coagulation, pH and alkalinity adjustment (sodium ...


    By Wateropolis Corp.

  • Case study - Increasing oxidizer capacity by 80,000 SCFM

    Overview A recreational products company bought a three year-old manufacturing facility with an existing regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) for the production of their outboard engine. They required emission control equipment to manage the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by the solvents used in the engine painting processes. The company wanted to minimize overall costs by using ...

  • CPI Installs RTO at Metal Decorator

    Catalytic Products International (CPI) recently completed the installation of a new 33,000 SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) at a Midwest USA aerosol can manufacturer for the abatement of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) generated during the metal decorating ...

  • Case study - Natural gas production

    OVERVIEW The largest U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer and one of the largest independent processors of natural gas and natural gas liquids in North America was in search of new technologies to maintain the pollution control efficiency at their natural gas treatment facility. In typical gas plants, the well head natural gas needs to be treated to remove water, CO2, ...

  • Case study - Oil and gas production

    Problem The largest U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer and one of the largest independent processors of natural gas and natural gas liquids in North America was in search of new technologies to maintain the pollution control efficiency at their natural gas treatment facility. In typical gas plants, the well head natural gas needs to be treated to remove water, CO2, any ...

  • Case study - Bean roasting

    Overview After purchasing a new Barth roaster for their East coast processing facility, a nationally known bean roasting company knew their emissions and odors would need to be addressed with the increase in production. Action Emissions and odors from the bean roasting process have traditionally been treated with an afterburner which simply burns the ...

  • Case study - Converter finds affordable compliance solution

    Overview It’s not just about increasing production for Fredman Bag’s president, Tim Fredman Jr., it’s also about being a environmentally conscious neighbor. A converter’s decision to expand their capacity is often made more complicated by a corresponding need to invest in air pollution control equipment. Recent expansions had Fredman Bag making major investments in ...

  • Case study - Engine test cell exhaust: RTO

    Overview A Mid-western outboard engine manufacturer bought a three year-old plant for the production of its marine engines. When finished, the engines are removed from the assembly line and run for quality control. The 25,000 SCFM of exhaust from testing contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that require regulatory compliance. Also within this exhaust is a great deal ...

  • Case study - Engine cell exhaust: RTO

    Problem A Mid-western outboard engine manufacturer bought a three year-old plant for the production of its marine engines. When finished the engines are removed from the assembly line and run for quality control. The 25,000 SCFM of exhaust from testing contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that require regulatory compliance. Also, within this exhaust is a great deal of water vapor ...

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