particulate filter Articles

  • Predicting Diesel Particulate Filter Performance

    The diesel particulate filter (DPF) has been used for many years in the control of diesel particulate matter (DPM)emissions. This technology is characterised by extremely high efficiency and high sensitivity to the application conditions. Research and testing performed by Diesel Controls Ltd. over the past two years has resulted in improved methods for predicting the application based performance ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Diesel Particulate Filters for Gensets in New York City

    Description Various portable diesel powered gensets, operating in a downtown urban environment (Manhattan, New York City). The gensets are used for powering construction equipment in a subway expansion project. Challenge The diesel particulate filters were required to meet local standards for particulate reduction. The units were expected to operate maintenance free despite the low ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Diesel Particulate Filter for Caterpillar Wheel Loader

    Description A soil remediation project in Colorado, USA, by Shaw Environmental, required enclosure of the work area while handling the contaminated soil with a Caterpillar 966G Wheel Loader. Challenge The operation of diesel powered heavy equipment for handling of soil within the enclosed area resulted in a high concentration of diesel soot in the air, diesel odor, and reduced ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Diesel Particulate Filter for John Deere Backhoe

    Description Metro Transit Authority construction site, Manhattan, New York City. John Deere 710G backhoe. Challenge A diesel particulate filter was required to meet local standards for particulate reduction. It was also necessary that the emission control device be installed such that it would not obstruct the line-of-site of the vehicle operator. Solution DCL custom ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Diesel Particulate Filters (flow-through) for Harvard University

    Description Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Three MINE-X® Ultra flow-through diesel particulate filters installed on Harvard University diesel vehicles. Challenge Harvard Fleet Management Services in conjunction with the Harvard Green Campus Initiative are conducting a trial of DCL s new MINE-X® Ultra flow-through diesel particulate filter to reduce harmful emissions and ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Microscopic Particulate Analysis

    Introduction In 1989 the EPA promulgated the Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR) in response to the 1986 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The overall goal of the SWTR is to protect consumers from pathogens. The SWTR recommends a multiple-barrier approach including source water protection, filtration and disinfection when surface water is used as source water for drinking. ...


    By Analytical Services, Inc

  • Selection of Particulate Monitors

    The installation and operation of continuous particulate emission monitors in industrial processes has become well developed and common practice in industrial stacks and ducts over the past 30 years reflecting regulatory monitoring requirements. It supports requirements originating from LAPPC (Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control), IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control), WID ...


    By PCME Ltd

  • In-Mine Field Trials of a Particulate Filter System with On-Board Electrical Regeneration

    ABSTRACT The need to improve air quality in many North American mines is clear, with stringent new diesel emission ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Control of Welding Fume Particulates Using Cleanable Filter Media: Hexavalent Chromium

    Herein, a Sentry Air Systems product study of hexavalent chromium particles, [Cr(VI)], is reported. Due to the popularity of extended life cleanable filter media and health concerns regarding hexavalent chromium exposure in the work place, Sentry Air Systems conducted a study of the efficacy of cleanable filter systems for the maintenance of safe breathing conditions during welding operations ...


    By Sentry Air Systems, Inc.

  • Case study - Organic particulate filtration

    Overview A food products company that mixes various types of waxes and other components to make the base for chewing gums was faced with the issue of cleaning up a slightly odorous, visible emission being exhausted from two of their process lines. The components of the emission were hot particles of chewing gum and some volatile organic compounds (VOC's). The particles would quickly clog ...

  • Air/water cleaning for the control of particulate fouling

    Fouling of feed spacers in spiral wound membrane elements due to particulate fouling and biofouling is one of the main operational problems of nanofiltration or reverse osmosis membrane plants. Removal of particulate fouling from spiral wound membrane elements is investigated using frequent air/water cleaning (AWC). In a pilot setup two spiral wound elements were operated in parallel and were fed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Particulate matter, halogen and aerosols - Case Study

    Example: Production of anodes for aluminium smelters as well as electronic industry (TFT-LCD) Similar tasks: Carbon and graphite industry, smelting of aluminium, coating of metals An anode producer has several ring furnaces to stabilise the anodes by carbonization for later processing in a melting bath. The hot exhaust gases pass through double walls in between the anodes where the gases ...

  • 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

  • Evaluation of a Catalyzed Ceramic Diesel Particulate Filter and Catalytic Converter on an Underground Mine Vehicle

    The U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) and Diesel ControlsLimited are evaluating a new diesel emission control system on an underground mine vehicle. The system is a catalyzed ceramic wall-flow diesel particulate filter (CDPF) combined with an oxidation catalytic converter (OCC). It is the first installation in the ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • The Use of Particulate Emission Monitors to Support Arrestment Plant Operation and Upkeep

    The operation of filtration type arrestment plant can be optimised by the effective use of Particulate Emission Monitors (eg Filter Leak Monitors and Filter Performance Monitors). Particulate Emission Monitors are installed throughout the broad spectrum of industrial processes to satisfy regulations (IPPC, Part B Guidance Notes, WID and LCPD) for emission limit enforcement. In addition, where ...


    By PCME Ltd

  • Atmospheric particulate matter in the city of Sao Carlos/SP, Brazil

    This paper presents experimental data and source apportionment simulations on particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) in the atmosphere of Sao Carlos/SP, Brazil. Both a Hi-vol sampler equipped with glass fibre filters and a Dichotomous sampler with nucleopore filters were used. The collected material was analysed for total carbon, using a thermometric method, and for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pollution Systems VS-3 wet srubber removes grease and particulate

    A leader in the Food Industry has several Pork Sausage Cookers at their manufacturing site in Alabama.  Each cooker exhausts over 4,000 ACFM.  The streams are saturated with moisture and the pollutant load is pork grease.  Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP’s) have been installed to treat the exhaust.  However, the ESP's were not working well and have high maintenance and ...


    By Pollution Systems

  • A Special Issue of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association on the Particulate Matter Supersites

    This special issue of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association contains 15 peer-reviewed scientific papers from the specialty conference Particulate Matter Supersites Program and Related Studies, which was held in February 2005 in Atlanta, GA. Other peer-reviewed papers will appear in companion issues of the Journal of Geophysical Research, Aerosol Science and Technology, and ...

  • Wet Electrostatic Precipitation Demonstrating Promise for Fine Particulate Control

    Editor’s Note: Part l of this two-part feature on wet electrostatic precipitation (wet ESPs) outlines the need for multi-pollutant air pollution control technologies, the basics of wet and dry electrostatic precipitation, the ability of wet and dry ESPs to treat fine particulate, and the use of wet ESP technology at Northern States Power Company’s Sherco Station. Part II will explore the key ...


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