distillation tower Articles

  • Cogen plant produces distilled water for resale

    The Facility Panda Energy’s power plant located in Brandywine, Maryland is a cogeneration facility that produces electricity by using gas and steam turbines. The Problem The objective of Panda Energy was to achieve Qualified Facilities (QF) status at their Maryland location. To achieve this, they had to produce distilled water using the steam from ...

  • Food Processing: Odor Control in Edible Oil Processing

    Abstract: The problems with odor around a typical edible oil deodorizer are discussed in detail, and a three-step solution to eliminate these problems is presented. The three steps are a distillate recovery system which recovers most of the fatty acid in the deodorizer vapor discharge as a valuable byproduct, a closed loop barometric cooling water system which keeps the fatladen ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Food and Beverage - L&S Sweetener Company - case study

    Application L&S Sweeteners of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, had wastewater disposal issues resulting from the cleaning process for trucks bearing various liquid sweeteners, which must be cleaned between shipments per USDA requirements. Wastewater Description The company’s wastewater was derived from the cleaning of liquid sugar products from tank ...


  • Evaporator reduces wastewater volume for dakota gasification

    Evaporator integral to stringent zero liquid discharge (zld) waste requirements American Natural Gas (ANG) developed a coal gasification project in Beulah, North Dakota in the early 1980’s to produce pipeline gas and various other products. Basin Electric, the local utility, acquired the plant in 1988 and renamed it Dakota Gasification. The Problem ...

  • Detergent and Fabric softener producer - case study

    Application A detergent and fabric softener producer in the Central United States had numerous waste-water disposal issues resulting from the bottling of fabric softeners and detergents. Wastewater Description The wastewater contained diluted fabric softener, anionic detergents and wash-down waters from bottling change-overs. The waste stream also contained ...


  • Chemical recovery - Recycle Fluid Technologies, Inc. - case study

    Application Recycle Fluid Technologies, Inc., of Richland Michigan recovers ethylene glycol of higher purity and greater volumetric yield. The recovered product must meet stringent General Motors and ASTM Standards. Waste Description The used ethylene glycol contains inhibitor salts, ash, dissolved metals, organic acids, motor oils and other variable ...


  • Common Treatment Technologies for Nonhalogenated VOCs in Ground Water, Surface Water and Leachate

    It may be necessary to know other subsurface information to provide remediation of VOCs in the ground water. Treatability studies to characterize the biodegradability may be needed for any biodegradation technology. Treatability studies are usually necessary to ensure that the contaminated ground water can be treated effectively at the design flow. A subsurface geologic characterization would be ...

  • East coast power plant realizes 95% water recovery

    The Facility Bechtel Power Corporation builta power plant in Northampton, Pennsylvania for U.S. Generating Company. The power plant burns culm, a lower quality coal rejected from use in previous decades. By using culm as the fuel, U.S. Generating will clean up a solid disposal site. The power plant contains the usual systems including cooling towers and demineralizers that produce waste ...

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Halogenated VOCs in Ground Water, Surface Water and Leachate

    It may be necessary to know other subsurface information to provide remediation of VOCs in the ground water. Treatability studies to characterize the biodegradability may be needed for any biodegradation technologies. Treatability studies are usually necessary to ensure that the contaminated ground water can be treated effectively at the design flow. A subsurface geologic characterization would ...

  • Dry/Wet Scrubbers for Clean Air Compliance

    Air-scrubbing venturis and towers may be the answer to clean air compliance for small- to medium-sized companies. Forthcoming requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 will inventory many more specific chemicals considered hazardous. From acetaldehyde to xylenes, the list regulated under the air taxies program includes 189 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). That number may ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • 1st Tech applications range case study

    Paper industry: roller, air compressor, after cooler, calender bowl, chemical scrubber, closed cooling system, condenser, cooling tower, gas cooler, heat exchanger, intercooler, filtrate tank, filtrate pipe, vacuum filter, vacuum pump, slush pump, lime pump, evaporimeter, digester, scrubber, flow box, squeezer, indirect cooler, absorption plant, gas steam room, steam ...


    By Mibo International Corp.

  • Advanced Integrated ZLD Systems

    The Hybrid ZLD approach pairs the best of membrane and thermal technology to make ZLD affordable, yet robust and reliable. Over the past decade, the Hybrid ZLD systems i.e. integrated zero liquid discharge (ZLD) systems have emerged as die most effective ZLD approach for dealing with the most difficult to treat wastewaters in many industries including power, refining, and chemicals. The Hybrid ...

  • New Energy BFP case study

    Clarification and Dewatering Control Industrial TSS The New Energy Corporation facility in South Bend IN produces 380,000 M3 per year (100 million gallons per year) of ethanol from corn feedstock. It also produces about 272,000 tonnes per year (300,000 tons per year) of carbon dioxide and 299,000 tonnes per year (330,000 tons per year) of distillers' dried grains with solubles (DDGS) ...


    By Komline-Sanderson

  • Beverage Manufacturer to Cut Disposal Cost

    THE PROBLEM A Pennsylvania general contractor with much experience within the beverage industry, saw that water utilization at a major food and beverage manufacturer’s facilities would benefit from an integrated approach to minimizing water consumption, while simultaneously optimizing boiler and cooling water treatment issues.  By adopting such an approach, the contractor planned to offer ...


    By Samsco Corporation

  • Removal of Heat stable salts – A solution to Amine plant operational problems

    Introduction Amine scrubbing solutions are used to remove hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide from gas streams in many natural gas conditioning plants and oil refineries. Two major problems represent a significant threat to an amine gas treating plant: corrosion and instability of operation, resulting in unscheduled upsets and outages. In this process, contaminant byproducts called Heat ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Coal fired power plant achieves ZLD for FGD wastewater

    The Facility Illinois’ City of Springfield’s Dallman Power Station’s three coal-fired units and soon to be installed fourth unit, are equipped with flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems (scrubbers) to control sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions. The Problem A sharp increase in boron concentration in the FGD wastewater required that The City ...

  • LIAOYANG PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY REDUCES SCALE IN HEAT EXCHANGERS WITH SCALEWATCHER

    Liaoyang Petroleum’s Olefin Factory in the Hongwei District of mainland China, producing MEG and polypropylene, is saving $65,000 a year in maintenance following the installation of the award winning Scalewatcher computerized, electronic water conditioner from Scalewatcher North America.  Since the Scalewatcher units were installed onto three heat exchangers in ...

  • Evaporator Limits Boron to 5 PPM at award-winning chemical plant

    Problem: The biggest challenge confronting Rohm & Haas Corp. in building a wastewater plant for its chemical facility in Elma, Wash., was meeting Washington State Dept. of Ecology limitations on boron of 5 ppm. The Elma plant manufactures sodium borohydride, a versatile chemical used in a variety of applications ranging from the generation of sodium hydrosulfite for reductive bleaching of ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • All That You Need to Know About Metal Fabricated Pressure Vessels

    Think of the balloon that sometimes bursts out with a noise while being blown at. We at once know that it bursts out as it fails to withstand the excess pressure. However, for obvious reasons we cannot expect the same out of metal fabricated pressure vessels that are used for numerous industrial applications in factories, plants and manufacturing sites. There are several factors that need to be ...


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