industrial air handling Articles

  • Power Industry: Noxious Fumes at TVA Handled by Scrubber Case Study

    To keep the work area free of noxious fumes and reduce atmosphere pollution, T.V.A. Wilson Dam uses a 36″ diameter Clean Air Group fume scrubber to handle 12,500 cfm of gas @ 150°F in their high-analysis super phosphate operations. Manufacturing high analysis super phosphate fertilizer at the TVA Wilson Dam operation creates noxious fumes. Most of these fumes are liberated during the ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Fully automatic prime/re-priming system handles air/liquid mixtures with ease

    Cornell’s Redi-Prime® system addresses the fundamental requirement of customers to have pumps that are easy to operate, re-prime under lift condition, and eliminate carry-over issues of liquids when priming the pump.  Repriming becomes important when entrainment (due to a snore condition) or vortexing occurs. The vacuum pump is always running, so when the liquid ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • University Environmental Health & Safety Departments: Handling Compressed Nitrogen and Cryogenics

    An explosion at a university research lab in Hawaii last year highlights the dangers of working with compressed gas and the need for safety equipment on campus. Learn the dangers of working with compressed gas, how an oxygen deficiency monitor can help, and campus safety best practices.  Compressed Gas on Campus: Uses and Dangers Compressed gases including ...

  • Sample Handling Strategies for Accurate Lead-In-Soil Measurements in the Field and Laboratory

    ABSTRACT The inhomogenous lead-in-soil matrix can present serious obstacles to accurate sample collection and handling. In typical lead-in-soil measurement, particle size related errors in sampling and sample handling often exceed all other sources of error. The magnitude of error can vary widely depending on the particulate nature of the lead contaminant and the effectiveness of control ...

  • Case study - RTO handles high VOC loading at silgan containers

    OVERVIEW Regeneration Game - Originally printed in The Canmaker Magazine - Sayers Publishing Group As the first generation of oxidizer systems in the industry nears the end of their service life, many canmaking plants face repair or replacement of their existing air pollution control systems. Like many others in the industry, a Silgan canmaking plant in the ...

  • Moving difficult-to-handle bulk materials with flexible screw conveyors

    Flexible screw conveyor systems can be engineered to transport bulk materials that tend to pack, cake, smear, break apart or fluidize, and can prevent the separation of blended products. Flexible screw conveyors (Fig. 1) are suitable for most bulk materials, from sub-micron powders to large pellets, both free-flowing and non-free flowing. They are capable of conveying bulk materials at any angle ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • New air quality rules challenge oil & natural gas industry

    EPA Administrator signed a suite of proposed new air regulations affecting both the Production/Processing and Transmission/Storage sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The proposed rules mandate the use of emission controls as well as work practices through two different air regulatory programs – New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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

  • A Breath of Fresh Air for Your

    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 over two decades of proven success, catalytic oxidation is a popular method for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.During the past 25 years, industry has made progress in ...


    By The CMM 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. ...


  • 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. ...


  • Effective Industrial Dust Collector Strategies

    Finding the correct type of industrial dust collector for the grinding section is a must for opposing an injection mold creating shop. This is vital for health and welfare of workers and for the performance of grinding machines. Dusts produced from electrodes are graphite and copperand during the milling or grinding operation, these needs to be filtered away from the atmosphere with an ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • 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

  • Case study: Food & beverage industry

    OverviewGranador, a premium brand of Unidrink AG, is a well known beverage producer, located in Hitzkirch, Switzerland. Granador produces about 45 million bottles per year for distribution all over Europe. The plant had an anaerobic reactor for wastewater treatment, but effluent quality did not meet the requirements for discharge to the sewer system. ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, ...


  • Air Pollution Is Making Office Workers Less Productive

    Businesses invest a great deal of time and money in interventions that claim to increase workers’ productivity through on-the-job training, new protocols, advice from consultants, and so on. Recent research suggests that there’s a surprising input into productivity that no one ever thinks about: clean air. We all know that air pollution is bad for our health, and researchers ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • How an Industrial Dust Collector Fixes Sawdust Problems

    Saw dust and wood dust are potential problems in all woodworking settings. Woodworking environments will always have wood and wood dust shavings, which can lead to many health and fire dangers. What Is Wood Dust? Wood dust is categorized as a particulate airborne pollutant. A precious tool like ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • 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

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