destroy volatile organic compound Articles

  • Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer

    PRINCIPLES OF COMBUSTIONThermal oxidation technology has proven to be industry choice for destroying Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The process of combustion is the most commonly used method to control emission of organic compounds.  Combustion type systems are always simple systems capable of having very high destruction efficiency.  ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • In Situ Thermal Treatment for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    The main advantage of in situ thermal treatment is that it allows soil to be treated without being excavated and transported, resulting in significant cost savings. However, in situ treatment generally requires longer time periods, and there is less certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the variability in soil and aquifer characteristics and because the efficacy of the process is ...

  • Preventative Maintenance Solutions for Air Pollution Control

    Production output and cost control can be difficult to obtain consistently in any manufacturing operation.  In this white paper, we describe one facility’s experience with installing and maintaining a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) control system. This is a typical example of how a preventive maintenance plan can ensure the control system operates with 100 percent reliability, how ...

  • AgriAir Equipment Frequently Asked Questions

    FAQ's - Learn more about the benefits of AgriAir purifiers and our advanced air purification systems for greenhouse & garden  through our frequently asked questions. AgriAir is a state-of-the-art air purification device, specifically engineered to eliminate harmful mold, destroy odors, neutralize pollen, and sterilize the air – causing ZERO harmful side effects. Powerful oxidizing ...


    By AgriAir Equipment

  • Achieving Air Pollution Control with Catalytic or Thermal Oxidizers

    As the full effect of 1990’s Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many manufacturing operations have become subject to stricter local, state and federal clean air regulations. Both VOC (volatile organic compound) and HAP (hazardous air pollutant) emissions are strictly regulated since they lead to the formation of ground-level ozone (or smog). The CAA ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Total Enclosures Capture 100% of a Facility`s Air Pollution

    Over the past decade the use of total enclosures to demonstrate and/or maintain capture of printing press emissions has become very popular within both the flexographic and rotogravure printing industries.  Operating a printing press within a properly designed and approved total enclosure assures virtually 100% capture of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and/or hazardous air pollutants ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Air Pollution Control Using Catalytic, Regenerative or Recuperative Systems

    For companies in a variety of industries, the clock is ticking regarding their compliance with local, state and federal clean air requirements. The need to provide adequate emission controls still looms on the horizon as these companies explore the various equipment and technology options available to them. While the guidelines regarding air pollution control are consistent by industry, a ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Treatment of 1,4-Dioxane in Stockton, CA

    In the early 1990’s, the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE) were discovered in the vicinity of several city water supply wells near the city of Stockton, California. An aggressive, hydraulic containment/water reinjection system was installed to contain the plume and protect the quality of the drinking water. For several years, a treatment ...

  • 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

  • Solar Detoxification

    Introduction: In this process, vacuum extraction is used to remove contaminants from soils. After condensation, contaminants are mixed with a semiconductor catalyst such (e.g., titanium dioxide), and fed through a reactor which is illuminated by sunlight. Ultraviolet light activates the catalyst, which results in the formation of reactive chemicals known as 'radicals'. These radicals are ...

  • Case study - Wind turbine manufacturer implements clean air initiative

    Overview When you think about generating electricity from wind, clean energy comes to mind. However, the wind turbine production process can be a major source of air pollution without the proper controls in place. Manufacturing and painting the blades, towers and nacelles requires composite construction material and solvent based coatings. The potential to emit Volatile Organic Compounds ...

  • WEDA Minergy GFT Paper

    During the comment period of the 2001 draft of the Lower Fox River Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS), WDNR and Minergy Corp, completed the evaluation of the cost and treatment-effectiveness of a vitrification technology based on standard glass furnace technology, to treat contaminated sediment. The three phases of the study were: I) Mineralogy and sediment characterization; ...


    By Minergy Corporation Limited

  • A Comprehensive Review Of Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers

    Within industry today, the use of an Air Pollution Control System (APCS) to control harmful air pollutants is not new. In response to Congressional guidelines passed in the 1970’s, a number of companies with VOC emissions have been operating air pollution control systems of one type or another for 25 years or more. These guidelines have been revised and added to as the years progressed, making it ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Case study - Paint mixing

    Overview A company involved in the automotive aftermarket had a paint batch mixing and filling operation that used primers and fillers. They were faced with installing air pollution control equipment to handle the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by the solvents used in their processes. An independent consultant had determined that total exhaust volume from the facility was ...

  • Off-Gas Treatment Technologies for Soil Vapor Extraction Systems: State of the Practice

    Untitled Document EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This document provides state-of-the-practice information on off-gas treatment technologies for soil vapor extraction ...

  • Ex Situ Biological Treatment for Groundwater, Surface Water, and Leachate

    The main advantage of ex situ treatment is that it generally requires shorter time periods, and there is more certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the ability to monitor and continuously mix the groundwater. However, ex situ treatment requires pumping of groundwater, leading to increased costs and engineering for equipment, possible permitting, and material handling. ...

  • In-situ Technology for Clean up of Halogen Contaminated Sites - Process West case study

    Halogenated volatile organic solvents are found in the soil or ground-water at many former and active industrial sites. Fortunately highly effective remediation technologies are available to restore these former brownfields to a healthy state. The range of technologies includes the traditional approach where the contaminated soil is excavated and the volatile halogenated contaminants are ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Innovative Ammonia Control case study

    Ammonia has increasingly become more of a regulatory concern. Ammonia emissions into the atmosphere have been linked to the formation of fine particulate matter, while ammonia emissions in wastewater are restricted because of the negative affect the chemical has on rivers, lake, and aquifers. Many sources of biofuels contain ammonia or can create ammonia during processing. The following case ...

  • Maintenance solutions for air pollution control equipment

    Manufacturing facilities are constantly under pressure to meet production forecasts at the lowest possible cost. These two goals; production output and cost control, can be difficult to obtain consistently in any manufacturing operation. Additional frustration to meet these goals can be exaggerated in today’s lean manufacturing climates that have trimmed budgets and reduced workforce. ...

  • Effects of UV Ozone for air room and deep cleaning disinfection purposes Version:1.0

    According to the EPA and American Medical Association (AMA), studies indicate that indoor levels of many pollutants may be 25 times and occasionally more than 200 times higher than outdoor levels. While older buildings present the issue of a large buildup of contaminants over time, today’s buildings are built so air tight that the health risks may be even greater. According to the EPA, ...

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