epa voc abatement Articles

  • 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. ...

  • Thermal oxidizers for natural gas savings - Case Study

    It’s in the news every day; the natural gas production industry is experiencing record growth. The gas reserves in the United States are thought to hold enough natural gas for hundreds of years and the gas and oil industry has improved extraction techniques that make gas production more affordable and less impactful on the landscape. Good news for the country and our environment. The ...

  • Compliance Issues Facing Midstream Production - Case Study

    It’s in the news every day; the natural gas production industry is experiencing record growth. The gas reserves in the United States are thought to hold enough natural gas for hundreds of years and the gas and oil industry has improved extraction techniques that make gas production more affordable and less impactful on the landscape. This is good news for the country and our environment. ...

  • The MACT for petroleum refinery FCCs is a fraud!

    This paper is a continuation of the author's research on the MACT regulation for abating pollution from Petroleum Refinery FCCs in the US. This paper highlights the flaws in the recently promulgated MACT for NSPS and non-NSPS FCC units. It details the inadequacies and the potential for perversity in the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) that are an integral part of the FCC MACT. It ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Keeping ethanol production green

    OVERVIEW Originally published in Pollution Engineering Magazine. In an effort to reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, there has been a major push towards alternatives. Ethanol has been at the forefront of this movement because it reduces greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and its production has a positive net energy balance. The homegrown fuel also ...

  • Case study - Recuperative Thermal Oxidizers and midstream natural gas processing

    A large midstream natural gas processing facility was in urgent need of a VOC abatement device for their newly expanded gas processing plant. The operator was expanding their operations at an unusually fast pace. In the process of bringing on new gas treating capacity, they found themselves up against the limits of their current operating permit. Any new sources would put them over their limits ...

  • Energy Savings on Process Heating Units Case History

    The Customer This specialty chemical company is a leading supplier of performance polymers. Their products are used in a wide range of applications including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants, lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. The Project The company was increasing the ...

  • 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 - Engine cell exhaust: Catalytic oxidizer

    Overview Endurance testing of outboard motors for boats has typically been done in lakes and sometimes on barges. This testing was time consuming, presented logistic problems and removed the testing from the R & D department and the factory. When a company in Oklahoma decided to build their own endurance test cell area, the Environmental Protection Agency required them to control the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Air Pollution Control: Ready for the 21st Century

    The textile industry is plagued by air pollution problems which must be resolved. In particular, smoke and odor arising in the process require abatement. Air pollution control technology is available today which will serve the textile industry well into the 21st century. The nature of the problem The major air pollution problem in the textile industry occurs during the finishing stages, ...


  • Case History - Air Pollution Control in the Textile Industry: a Technology for the 21st Century

    The textile industry is plagued by air pollution problems which must be resolved. In particular, smoke and odor arising in the process require abatement. Air pollution control technology is available today which will serve the textile industry well into the 21st century. The nature of the problem The major air pollution problem in the textile industry occurs during the finishing stages, ...


  • Textile Industry: Air Pollution Control Through Wet Scrubbers, High Energy Venturi Scrubbers, Packed Bed Scrubbers and Other Technologies

    Wet Scrubbers, High Energy Venturi Scrubbers, Packed Bed Scrubbers are an excellent solution for air pollution in the textile industry. The textile industry is plagued by air pollution problems which must be resolved. In particular, smoke and odor arising in the process require abatement. Air pollution control technology is available today which will serve the textile industry well ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Biofilter Applications in the Coatings Industry.

    Soaring energy costs and the high cost of ‘end-of-pipe’ pollution control equipment has caused companies and regulatory agencies to re-evaluate ‘unconventional’ means of achieving VOC and HAP emissions control. The coatings industry is an excellent candidate for alternative, unconventional controls, as VOC and HAP reductions have not been as strident as has been the case in many other industries. ...


  • Upstream Particulate Removal for Rtos on Direct-Fired Osb Dryers – How much is enough?

    Abstract Since 1994 Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs) have been applied to direct wood-fired OSB dryers for the purpose of VOC abatement. In early direct wood-fired OSB dryer applications many OSB producers felt that upstream particulate control was not necessary. However, the ash from the combustion of wood waste created a host of new operational problems for the RTO systems. This paper ...

  • Confronting allegations of air quality non-compliance

    A facility with an air quality permit must comply with all the conditions of that permit and demonstrate its compliance on an on-going basis. Unfortunately, no matter how diligently the facility and corporate staff strives to assure continuous compliance, unexpected compliance challenges can occur. For example, new equipment fails the emissions guarantees provided by equipment vendors; new staff ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Total solution: Gas and particulate analysis in Cement industry

    Cement plants are increasingly required to install continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). While these represent a significant financial outlay, a range of other factors also need to be considered when selecting a suitable CEMS. To the inexperienced, selecting a suitable CEM can mistakenly be considered as simply ensuring that the applicable national regulations (eg MACT in the USA, ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Global solution: Gas and particulate analysis in Cement industry

    Cement plants are increasingly required to install continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). While these represent a significant financial outlay, a range of other factors also need to be considered when selecting a suitable CEMS. To the inexperienced, selecting a suitable CEM can mistakenly be considered as simply ensuring that the applicable national regulations (eg MACT in the USA, ...


    By Environnement S.A

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