chemical control Articles

  • Maintenance Tips: Thermocouples

    Keeping air pollution control equipment properly maintained is essential for meeting regulatory requirements and efficient operation. Here on the CPI blog, we regularly share tips on maintaining your systems, which requires replacing components on a yearly basis. Today we're taking a closer look at the importance of replacing ...

  • Safety vs. Environment Protection: Study Discovers Increasing Salt Levels in Lakes

    A recent study published by the US-American National Academy of Sciences revealed an increasing salt amount in form of chloride in rural and urban freshwater lakes around the American continent. The scientists believe, that mainly road salt distributed on icy roadways is to blame. Increasing salt levels threaten eco systems Road de-icing salt is blamed for rising salt levels in ...

  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) Implements Handheld Technology for Onboard Oil Testing in New Cutters - Case Study

    With a motto of “Always Ready,” the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has 11 missions specified by law including drug and migrant interdiction; ports, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; search and rescue; and national defense. The USCG’s newest ships include 22 Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) which recently entered service, and 36 more are currently on order. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Expert Installation Services Soar to New Heights

    Along with providing equipment to solve customer’s complex VOC, NOx, and Odor pollution challenges, we also provide installation services. I was on site for the recent “lift” of a new QUADRANT SR-35,000 Thermal Oxidizer (TO). Capital equipment, like a Thermal Oxidizer, is designed to operate for many years; however wear and tear eventually may require the equipment to be ...

  • Approaches to Chemical Control

    Hazardous material is anything that poses a threat to human health and the environment. Most hazardous materials are generated from chemicals. To provide the highest degree of protection for society and the environment from the dangers, stringent controls throughout the lifecycle of the material, starting with import or manufacture and ending with disposal, is necessary. Many governments consider ...


    By 3E Company

  • California to Control Chemicals of Concern

    California has a well-established reputation as a trendsetter, but the gargantuan state may have outdone itself with the June 23 draft regulation released from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for safer consumer product alternatives. The regulations are intended to implement the Green Chemistry Initiative signed into law by Gov. Schwarzenegger in ...


    By Acta Group

  • White paper - Chemical feed control

    The controls, alarms and external contacts are shown on the drawings. As the amount of chemical needed to neutralize the wastewater varies exponentially from neutral pH 7, special consideration must be given to control overshooting the pH. Chemicals, especially viscous caustic soda, must be fully mixed in the compartment before more is added. Rather than modulating the pump settings, the pump is ...


    By W2 Systems

  • Chemical free, ultrasonic algae control

    Among the numerous applications of ultrasound, the approach is used in the field of water treatment. In this scenario, forces other than cavitation forces are being used to achieve a certain goal. An example of such ultrasound systems which can be found on the market are the LG Sonic systems,which are manufactured to suppress algal growth and biofilm formation. The ultrasounds produced by using ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Chemical and ecological control methods for Epitrix spp.

    Very little information exists in regards to the control options available for potato flea beetles, Epitrix spp. This short review covers both chemical and ecological options currently available for control of Epitrix spp. Synthetic pyrethroids are the weapon of choice for the beetles. However, the impetus in integrated pest management is to do timely (early-season) applications with something ...


    By GJESM Journal

  • Legal lookout: California to control chemicals of concern

    Eighth-largest economy in the world drafts regulations to give itself power to control the chemical content of public products. California has a well-established reputation as a trendsetter, but the gargantuan state may have outdone itself with the June 23 draft regulation released from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for safer consumer product alternatives. The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Modelling and simulation framework for pollution control of chemical processes

    During process design, it is possible to evaluate and control pollution that might occur during actual operation. This paper presents computer-aided design framework that enables the design team to define process design model elements and to measure possible pollution at each design step using performance indexes of pollution measures as mapped to process variables. Modelling methodology, called ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Chemical Corner

    So, you’re well aware of all REACH and CLP regulations and you’ve gone to great lengths to ensure your operations and products are compliant with EU regulation. That’s great news. But in the case of Europe, that’s not where the regulations end. Beyond these requirements, you often have to comply with additional, country-specific rules to import, manufacture or sell ...

  • Real time control for reduced aeration and chemical consumption: a full scale study

    The use of the activated sludge process (ASP) for the nitrification/denitrification of wastewaters is commonplace throughout the UK and many other parts of the industrial world. Associated with this process are significant costs arising from aeration requirements and for selected sites, the need to provide an external carbon source. These costs can constitute up to of 50% of the total running ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The impact of Toxic Substances Control Act nomenclature on the commercialization of biobased chemicals

    Regulatory Review is a regular column featuring updates on regulatory matters concerning oils- and fats-related industries. Moving from bench to market Many small companies or those new to chemical manufacturing are not aware of their obligations under TSCA. Most biobased chemical companies have likely operated under the research and development (R&D) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Integrated process control for recirculating cooling water treatment in the coal chemical industry

    This work focused on the integrated process of the recirculating cooling water (RCW) treatment to achieve approximate zero emission in the coal chemical industry. The benefits of fractional and comprehensive RCW treatment were quantified and qualified by using a water and mass balance approach. Limits of cycle of concentrations and some encountered bottlenecks were used to ascertain set target ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Strategy for Complying with Air Pollution Control Regulations in the Chemical Industry

    Untitled Document The Clean Air Act (CAA) was originally passed by the United States Congress in 1970 and subsequently revised in 1977 for the purpose of protecting human health ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Case study - Neutralization basin odor control for agricultural chemical production

    Challenge: An agricultural plant located in the Midwest manufactures herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and insecticides. Strict environmental regulations require the company to capture and neutralize all surface runoff and grey water produced at the plant before disposing into the municipal system. In addition, air permits prohibit any odors to cross their fence lines. As ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Watershed land use controls on chemical inputs to lake ontario embayments

    Received for publication August 20, 2007. There is considerable interest in understanding the role of land use in controlling surface water quality. This study was conducted to assess the role of land cover in regulating temporal and spatial patterns in nutrients and major solutes in rivers that drain into Lake Ontario. Water samples were collected monthly from 22 river sites in subwatersheds of ...

  • Emission Control Strategies and Technologies for the Chemical Processing Industry: An interview with Chris Anguil

    AC: Could you please provide our readers with a brief introduction to the industries that Anguil Environmental works within? CA: Our thermal and catalytic oxidizer systems are applied on any industrial process that is regulated for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) or Nitrogen Oxides (NOX). Some of these industries include chemical ...

  • Chemical feed control using coagulation computer models and a streaming current detector

    This paper describes the use of both the streaming current detector (SCD) and coagulation computer models to provide real-time data for required coagulant feed rates. The method for computer modeling of coagulation and other water treatment processes/operations was originally developed for Lake Michigan Filtration Plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan (MI). Since the initial implementation, a number ...


    By IWA Publishing

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