plant emission control system Articles

  • Plant reduces utility expenses with new emission control system - Case Study

    The steadily increasing natural gas prices near the end of 2004 were becoming a substantial operating cost burden on a facility producing automolive painl and coatings and developing coating products. The major consumers of natural gas at this facility were the main system of boilers which supplied steam energy throughout ihe facility and two Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs) which controlled ...

  • Metal Coating Emission Control

    The use of regenerative thermal oxidizers is expanding into applications where they wouldn’t have been considered years ago, says Mike Scholz 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 ...

  • Innovative Dryer and Emission Control System at a Particleboard Installation

    In 1989, Bohemia Corporation installed a new primary drying system and also air pollution control equipment at their particleboard plant in Eugene, Oregon. The drying system was composed of a Westec America triple-pass rotary drum dryer fired by a Coen sanderdust burner. The primary and secondary particulate collectors installed were also of a Westec America design. The tertiary air pollution ...


    By Lundberg, LLC

  • Put energy into emission control projects

    Many companies feel pressured to spend the least amount possible to meet environmental regulations, primarily because compliance isn’t a profit generating endeavor. What some environmental and compliance managers fail to realize is that emission control equipment can quickly become a profit decreasing endeavor with this penny wise-pound foolish approach. With mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) ...

  • EPA Increases Ammonia Emissions Control

    Concern about ammonia emissions in the air and the water continues to grow, both officially and unofficially. As U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves to further reduce ammonia concentrations in surface waters, common water treatment methods transform what had been a water pollution problem into an air pollution issue. Earlier this year, EPA released its draft Integrated Risk ...

  • Carbon Fiber Emission Control Strategies

    Problem Carbon fiber (fibre) and graphite reinforced polymers are materials that have, and will continue to revolutionize the products we use everyday by making them stronger, lighter and more durable. However, the manufacturing process can have serious environmental ramifications and immediate danger to human health if careful consideration is not given to emission control at the ...

  • Continuous emission monitoring and control of packed tower odor control systems using the sycamore CEM

    ABSTRACT Packed-tower chemical scrubbers, with sodium hydroxide (caustic) and sodium hypochlorite (bleach), are commonly used to treat foul air from wastewater treatment processes. The available control mechanisms include a pH probe and controller for the sodium hydroxide feed, an oxidation reduction potential (ORP) probe with a controller toestablish the bleach feed, and proprietary ...

  • Controlling Pharmaceutical Coating & Drying Process Emissions

    Capturing and destroying harmful emissions from pharmaceutical processes can be challenging. It’s not because the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are difficult to destroy using catalytic or thermal techniques. It’s because their concentrations can be so high. These process streams raise safety concerns, both when they’re collected in vents and when they reach the final ...

  • A selective catalytic system for greenhouse gas (NOx) emission reduction at a 2–ethyl hexanol plant

    Trends of ambient NOX levels in the Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia, are increasing, and the regulators have identified areas requiring substantial reductions to control the atmospheric NOX concentrations. In this study, a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system for the control of NOX ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitors Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in Helsinki, Finland, a large municipal wastewater treatment facility continuously monitors its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to help in the city’s efforts to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Case Study: Odor Abatement Solutions

    Odor issues related to industrial processes are not uncommon.  An odor is caused by one or more volatilized organic compounds (VOCs) that humans can perceive by the sense of smell.  The challenge is that “odor is subjective, and what is sweet to some, can be a nuisance to others.   In most cases the ...

  • Wet electrostatic precipitators: A preferred technology for emission control

    The basic science behind electrostatic precipitators is as familiar and as simple as static cling. But today, this elemental force has been harnessed to a technology that is helping to remove millions of tons of toxic chemicals from our atmosphere; saving billions of dollars annually in pollution-related physical damage; and averting costly impacts on health and mortality rates for millions of ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Chemical Industry: Sale of by-Product HCl Covers Cost of Emission Control System Problem Case Study

    Some of the specialty chemical processes at a major chemical manufacturer’s plant result in considerable HCl loading in the off-gas. The HCl must be removed before the off-gas can be discharged to the atmosphere. Production of saleable by-product HCl solution was an important goal when looking for a high-efficiency HCl removal system. The company wanted to achieve a very low level of ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • The Whole Plant Approach to Air Emission Modeling for NESHAP Compliance

    ABSTRACTLong overlooked, the air emissions associated with biological treatment of process wastewaters continue to be further scrutinized and regulated. The common approach is to utilize EPA’s Water9 as a model to present findings and support permitting activities. It is essential when using a model that not only is the facility modeled appropriately, but also that the specific compound ...

  • Case study - Fiberglass polymer emissions: RTO control technology

    OVERVIEW A producer and supplier of corrosion resistant piping systems was looking to improve the reliability and lower operating expenses of an existing air pollution control system at their facility. During their manufacturing process, centrifugally cast mortar pipe systems are reinforced with a fiberglass polymer. This makes the pipe ideally suited for most corrosive piping ...

  • The twin cities sludge-to-energy plant reduces greenhouse gas emissions

    ABSTRACTThe majority of Utilities and Agencies in the United States (U.S.) that incinerate sludge treat this practice as a disposal method and do not maximize the recovery of energy available in the sludge and hence, do not contribute to the reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  The Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) have used incineration at the Metro Wastewater ...

  • Controlling Odors from Waste Water Treatment Plants

    INTRODUCTION In recent years, there is growing public awareness of odors from waste water treatment plants, which mainly stems from the following observed trends: The public is less tolerant of objectionable odors from waste water treatment plants; Many waste water treatment plants have seen residential, commercial, or other developments established near the facility ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Case study - Carbon fiber: Oven emission control strategies

    OVERVIEW Carbon fiber (fibre) and graphite reinforced polymers are materials that have, and will continue to revolutionize the products we use everyday by making them stronger, lighter and more durable. However, the manufacturing process can have serious environmental ramifications and immediate danger to human health if careful consideration is not given to emission control at the ...

  • Controlling Stack Emissions in the Wood Products Industry & Wood Fired Boilers

    Electrostatic precipitation has been a reliable technology since the early 1900's. Originally developed to abate serious smoke nuisances, the manufacturers of zinc, copper, and lead quickly found electric gas cleaning a cost efficient way to recover valuable product carried out of the stacks from furnace operations. Today electrostatic precipitators are found mainly on large power plants, cement ...

  • Wastewater treatment plant monitors Greenhouse Gas emissions - Case study

    Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in Helsinki, Finland, a large municipal wastewater treatment facility continuously monitors its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to help in the city’s efforts to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

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