hazardous fume Articles

  • Welding fume hazards

    Welding is tough work.  Not many who begin as welders retire as welders.  Eventually practically every welder develops cataracts.  Neck and back problems are also a foregone conclusion. There is also a long list of possible health problems depending on the type of welding.  Recently, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) identified hexavalent chromium as a ...

  • TopAir`s Fume Hood

    TopAir, Statitech Israel’s flagship brand, manufactures a full line of superior cleanroom equipment including a reliable fume hood for neutralizing potential airborne chemical hazards in the laboratory. The fume hood mechanism offers maximum protection to laboratory staff working at a cleanroom table under the fume hood.   There are two basic types of fume hood. Many industries use a ...


    By TopAir Systems

  • 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

  • Wet Scrubbing HCL & SiCl4 Fumes

    This two-stage scrubbing system utilizes a jet venturi scrubber in conjunction with a counter current packed tower including entrainment mist eliminator. It was designed to eliminate the HC1 (hydrochloric acid) fumes generated when S1C14 (silicon tetrachioride) comes in contact with moisture cluring processing operations at a zirconium processing tank farrn, and also the remaining smail amount of ...


  • 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

  • Ducted or Ductless Fume Hoods? Is this the real issue?

    Most laboratories will need some form of fume cabinet at some point. The type of cabinet is usually the starting point of the process, and the choice of either ductless or ducted cabinet is made. With the ever increasing need to save money and to be environmentally responsible there are other considerations that need to be explored before a decision can be reached. ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Health Hazards of Welding

    At present, it is estimated that more than one million workers are employed as welders worldwide (Sundin, 1998), with more than three million performing welding intermittently as part of their work duties (Sferlazza and Beckett, 1991). Manual metal arc welding (MMAW) and flux core arc welding (FCAW) are two commonly used procedures in the construction industry and in numerous other industrial ...


    By Valahia University

  • Chemical Industry: Wet Scrubbing HCL & SiCl4 Fumes Case Study

    This two-stage scrubbing system utilizes a jet venturi scrubber in conjunction with a counter current packed tower including entrainment mist eliminator. It was designed to eliminate the HCl (hydrochloric acid) fumes generated when SiC14 (silicon tetrachloride) comes in contact with moisture during processing operations at a zirconium processing tank farm, and also the remaining small amount of ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • WHO report on diesel fumes puts sharp focus on need for effective monitoring

    The World Health Organisation this month reclassified the dangers of diesel exhaust fumes, upgrading the risk from probably carcinogenic to a definite cause of cancer. The WHO report is based on the findings of research on workers in high risk areas, and puts a sharp focus on the need for effective monitoring in industries such as mining, rail, transportation, construction, power generation and ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Chemical Industry: Silicon Tetrachloride Fume Problem Solved Ccase Study

    A two-stage Jet-Venturi scrubber/packed tower system solved a number of pollution problems for an Albany, Oregon, company. The Zirconium Extraction Div. of Teledyne Wah Chang produces highquality reactor-grade zirconium and hafnium ozide using a chemical separation process. The zirconium and the hafnium are chlorinated and then formed into pure metals for the nuclear and chemical process ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Nanotechnology – what is it? are there hazards?

    This is the first of a series articles on the emerging field of Nanotechnology. What is it? In short – small! Very small! Very, very small! Nanotechnology comes from the prefix Nano which, in English, means 1/billionth, just as micro means 1/millionth. So Nanotechnology involves 2 things: 1) extremely small man-made materials – some even as small as 1 atom thick, ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Electronics Industry: Silicon Tetrachloride Fume Problem Solved Electronics industry Two-Stage Scrubber system Solves Fume Proble case study

    A two-stage Jet-Venturi scrubber/packed tower system solved a number of pollution problems for an Albany, Oregon, company. The Zirconium Extraction Div. of Teledyne Wah Chang produces high-quality reactor-grade zirconium and hafnium ozide using a chemical separation process. The zirconium and the hafnium are chlorinated and then formed into pure metals for the nuclear and chemical process ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • Double Duty Scrubber for TDI Fumes A case-history description of a relatively uncomplicated but effective method for handling large runaway emissions of TDI and solvent vapors.

    NKI (B. V. Nederlandse Kleurstofindustrie, a subsidiary of Morton-Thiokol, Inc. U.S .A.), and one of the major industrial firms in the Netherlands, had a problem with extremely toxic TDI (toluene di-isocyanate) emissions from one of their processes . On a batch basis in different reactors, the largest being 6.5 m cubed(1717 U.S . gallons), a solution polymerization of TDI with polyols in a ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Identifying occupational hazards & implementation of respiratory protection programme in factory premises

    Safety in the work place is a growing concern throughout the world, yet many of us may not know about contaminants in the air because many hazards, cannot be seen, smelled, or even felt.  In addition, the health effects of some contaminants are not apparent until there have been repeated exposures.  But, by then, the health of the worker is already affected. Harmful substances can enter ...

  • Mishandling of Hazardous Materials & Contaminants, Asbestos, Lead, Mould & Fungus, PCB`S

    Untitled Document Everyday in Canada and the United States Hazardous Materials are being removed improperly contaminating the buildings we occupy. The hazardous materials including ...

  • 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

  • Health and safety at work

    The challenge The production activities of equipment such as cooling towers, condensers and cooling installations in aid of air conditioning systems require a lot of metalworking and welding. Baltimore Aircoil concluded for itself that the extraction of welding fumes and hazardous gases in the production halls could be ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Common Indoor Air Pollutants

    Is the indoor air you breathe healthy? According to the World Health Organization, 40% of all buildings pose a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollution. The EPA calls indoor air pollution the #1 pollution problem inAmerica. The following is a list of common indoor air pollutants: Dust, Pollen, and Other Allergens Chemical Fumes and Vapors Mold and Fungus Toxic ...

  • Chemical Switch Cuts Costs, Improves Safety

    By replacing the sodium sulfide chemistry used in its nitrogen oxide (NOx) scrubber with a non-hazardous NOx control chemistry, ChemResearch Co. Inc. (CRC; Phoenix, AZ) reduced its operating costs and eliminated a health and safety hazard. The BIONOxSOLVER™ chemistry, developed by Bionomic Industries Inc. (Mahwah, NJ), provides CRC with a safe, easy-to-handle, high-efficiency NOx scrubbing ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

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