fume control technology Articles

  • Welding Fumes and the effects of Manganese

    The potential risks of welding operations include the potential to breathe in metal fumes and toxic gases. Fume particles are formed from the vaporisation of molten metal that occurs during the process. These particles are very fine in size and may join together to form larger particles.. The biggest risk is exposure to the manganese contained in fumes that are given off during welding. ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Removal of vehicle exhaust fumes at fire stations

    The challenge The fire brigade of Kassel (Germany) was looking for three new vehicle exhaust extraction systems. Systems that would remove exhaust fumes very effectively, protecting the fire fighters from hazardous diesel exhaust fumes. Other fire stations within the Kassel region were already provided with extraction systems. The fire brigade of Kassel choose for a fully ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Fume Scrubber for Grain Etch, Metal Finishing, and Other Operations Generating Fumes and Gases

    World's Largest Investment Casting Company Selects Tri-Mer for Air Pollution Control. Tri-Mer engineered and built air pollution control equipment for Alcoa Howmet's grain etch facility, which houses two process lines.  Contaminants include hydrochloric acid, ferric chloride and phosphoric acid. The phosphoric acid line includes a Tri-Mer Vertical Flow (V-F) Scrubber, and 6-stage tank line. ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Controlling acid gas mists

    Gas cleaning New and strict pollution regulations in metallurgical plants worldwide are restricting particulate and acid gas emissions to extremely low levels. Because of that, sulphuric acid plants are being installed to remove and utilise S02 in gases resulting from the roasting of sulphide ores, smelting of ores, and burning or regeneration of spent acid or acid sludge from ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Air Pollution Control Specs

    As the full effect of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many companies will be required to install new or additional air pollution control equipment.  With more than 25 years of proven success in a variety of industries, catalytic and thermal oxidation has become a popular method for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Mastertaste Savors the Benefits of Cost-Effective Odor Control

    The aromas from savory flavors are detectable even at low concentrations, and pose special challenges for companies who manufacture or use them.    Mastertaste, (Clark, N.J.) a Division of Kerry Group plc, is a leader in the development and production of savory flavors and blended seasonings.  As part of a plant expansion, Mastertaste needed a system to eliminate odors from ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Air Pollution Control in the Printing and Web Coating Industries

    For many U.S. companies in the printing and web coating business, the use of an Air Pollution Control System (APCS) to control harmful air pollutants is not new.  In these industries, depending upon their location, companies have been installing APCS since the early 1970's.  However, for some companies the clock is still ticking regarding their compliance with local, state and federal ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Understanding Air Pollution Control System Design Specifications

    As the full effect of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many different companies will be required to install new or additional air pollution control equipment.  With well over twenty-five years of proven success in a variety of industries, thermal and catalytic oxidation has become a popular method for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Gas Monitoring for Ventilation Control and Energy Management

    The growing demand for underground and enclosed parking and maintenance garages (resulting from limitations on land availability) has increased the awareness and need for proper ventilation and control systems. In addition, increased health and safety programs have only added to the concerns of toxic and combustible gases in confined or enclosed spaces. Historically, ventilation and make-up air ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • 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

  • Chemical Industry: HCL System Exceeds Current Regulations Emission control meets requirements while recovering by-product for sale Case Study

    Chemron manufactures high-quality specialty chemicals and surfactants for personal care products, industrial, institutional, oil field, mining, coatings, lubricants and water treatment. Some of the operations result in the creation of hydrochloric acid with high variable rates. As expressed by Bill Frost, of Chemron: “Chemron maintains a strong environmental commitment, which views ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Exceeding expectations: Safer and better – for all!

    Elkem has production facilities worldwide and is a global leader in environment-friendly production. In order to reduce emissions to a minimum and increase the employee’s safety at the facilities, Elkem cooperate with NEO Monitors. At Elkem's plant in Salten, Norway, silicon is produced from quartz in a high temperature process using coal and coke as reducing agents. The silicon is ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • High reactivity Metakaolin utilized in high performance Virginia bridge case study

    The Virginia Department of Transportation and Marshall Concrete Products have included Headwaters Resources’ HRM modified concrete as one of the high performance concrete mixes for the Virginia DOT “Smart Road” research project. Unlike most research that investigates one item on a limited scale in a laboratory, the Smart Road is a $35 million combined construction and research ...


    By Headwaters, Inc.

  • Automation of energy management system in Rourkela steel plant: a case study

    The growth of economy and population worldwide has caused heavy increase in demand for energy and steel. The source of energy is reducing day by day. The steel sector is one of the largest consumers of energy. Lot of measures to make the steel sector energy efficient is to be taken such as improving technology and automation of various departments. Integration of information systems for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Boliden Rönnskär Zinc Furnace - Case Study

    Rönnskär plant NEW BOLIDEN is the third largest copper metals supplier in Europe and handles all process stages from mining via smelting until recycling for copper, zinc and other valuable metals. The Rönnskär plant located in Skelleftehamn in northern Sweden houses one of the largest copper smelters of its kind in the world. Beside copper zinc, clinker, lead and precious ...

  • Reduction of Waste Fluids by Electrolytical Preflux Treatment: Industrial Galvanisers Corporation

     Industrial Galvanisers Corporation is saving $100,000 per annum in waste fluid disposal costs through greater process control of their hot dip galvanising. The new process, developed by the company’s R&D team, is a continuous electrolytical preflux treatment. It has also delivered quality improvements and other savings by allowing better monitoring of, and hence improvements in, plant ...


  • High Tech Research Centre - Case Study

    The UK’s new High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) has been designed to provide the UK with world-leading R&D capabilities in investment casting – and to tackle the dust extraction and fume extraction challenges these processes involve, both today and in the future, Western Air Ducts has designed and installed a complete, intelligent LEV system. The showcase £60m ...


    By Inteliair Ltd

  • Case study: Foundry melt department upgrades

    Challenge For over 40 years, Dura-Bar has been recognized as the industry leader in producing continuous cast iron. In order to meet their increased demand from customers, Dura-Bar embarked on upgrading their furnace / melt system with the latest technology, designed to achieve greater throughput and melt efficiency while utilizing less energy and labor. The system would include two new ...


    By General Kinematics

  • 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

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