vapor emissions Articles

  • From Wastewater Treatment to Sweet Pineapples

    In wastewater treatment, ammonia that is removed from sewage used to be discharged directly to the atmosphere. Nowadays, studies have identified that ammonia emissions are of major concern to air quality. This has led to a new way of thinking. Sulzer offers modern closed-air-loop systems for wastewater treatment that transform ammonia into a common soil fertilizer. This reuse of a waste product ...


    By Sulzer Management Ltd

  • Relative Accuracy Testing of an X-Ray Fluorescence-Based Mercury Monitor at Coal-Fired Boilers

    ABSTRACT The relative accuracy (RA) of a newly developed mercury continuous emissions monitor, based on X-ray fluorescence, was determined by comparing analysis results at coal-fired plants with two certified reference methods (American Society for Testing and Materials [ASTM] Method D6784-02 and U.S. Environment Protection Agency [EPA] Method 29). During the first determination, the ...

  • Pulp & Paper: Great Northern Uses Venturi Scrubbers Case Study

    The Great Northern Paper Co.’s mill in Millinocket, Maine, produces about 500,000 tpy of paper for telephone directories, magazines, almanacs, business forms, catalogs, and school workbooks. Pulp is produced in the form of chips, using the sulfite chemical process. The chips are cooked in a magnesium bisulfite solution in batch digesters at specific temperatures and pressure. When the ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Case study - Pemaco superfund site remediation

    OVERVIEW Pemaco was formerly a chemical facility located in a light industrial and residential area of Maywood, CA, adjacent to the Los Angeles River. No one knows how long hazardous substances had been leaking into the ground but the operations date back to the 1940's.  Up until closure of the facility in 1991, chlorinated solvents, aromatic solvents, and flammable liquids had ...

  • BOE Turns to ABUTEC for Customized Combustion and Operation Evaluation - Case Study

    Bakken Oil Express (BOE) is an “open access” multiple shipper unit railcar loading facility located in Dickinson, North Dakota, operating within the Bakken. BOE provides producers access to the many refineries served by rail, with more than 55,000 feet of track at their loading site. When crude oil is trucked in from drilling sites to BOE’s 640,000-barrel central depository ...


  • Regenerative thermal oxidizer - three canister RTO for tank car loading and unloading terminal

    Epcon is proud to share its case study for the Tank Truck Loading Terminal. The Problem Loading and Unloading Tank Trucks: When the Tank Trucks are unloaded, it causes a lot of vapor to be released to atmosphere. These emissions have to be controlled and can not be released to atmosphere. The Process Generally speaking, with ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Tank cleaning - Regenerative thermal oxidizer

    Three Canister RTO for Tank Car Loading and Unloading Terminal Epcon is proud to share its case study for the Tank Truck Loading Terminal. The Problem Loading and Unloading Tank Trucks: When the Tank Trucks are unloaded, it causes a lot of vapor to be released to atmosphere. These emissions have to be controlled and can not be released to atmosphere. ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Case study - Printing: RTO solution

    Overview A flexographic converter needed to expand its business by adding an 8-color CI printing press to its existing press lines, and planned to add a second press later. The increase in emissions and flow from the new press was beyond the capacity of the existing 10-year old catalytic oxidizer. The customer needed a way to maintain compliance at an affordable cost. ...

  • Case study - Printing: Flexographic

    Problem A flexographic converter needed to expand its business by adding an 8-color CI printing press to its existing press lines, and planned to add a second press later. The increase in emissions and flow from the new press was beyond the capacity of the existing 10-year old catalytic oxidizer. The customer needed a way to maintain compliance at an affordable cost. ...

  • Shredding of highly flammable hazardous waste

    Satrind S.p.A. has a consolidated experience in engineering plants with nitrogen blanketing protection system for shredding of highly explosive hazardous waste in previously sealed into proper containers (such as metal or plastic drums, IBC tanks, etc.) and sludge material. During treatment of hazardous wastes, vapors or flammable gases are released with dangerous emissions which are highly ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • How Gas Analyzers Can Benefit the Automotive Industry

    Emissions standards imposed upon auto engineering firms in the US could be set to change, as the Environmental Protection Agency reviews the current standards which have been in place since 2012. The EPA are considering redressing the greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles due for production in the model years 2022—2025, citing changing economic circumstances as the ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • Landfill in environmentally sensitive California eliminates odors and reduces odor control costs by over 80%

    The Problem - Co-composting with sewage sludge caused sensitive odor issues at a California landfill. The handling and drying of the sludge as well as regular landfill refuse caused escalating complaints in an especially environmentally conscious county. Since 1995, the landfill had been attempting to solve these nagging odor issues with a wide variety of odor control methods and delivery ...


    By Benzaco Scientific, Inc.

  • Method 301 Evaluation of Candidate conditional methods case study

    A new metal emissions measurement and validation system has recently been developed that has the potential to significantly improve our understanding of metal emissions from a wide range of source categories. This system consists of: A continuous emission monitoring system (Xact-CEMS) An instrumental analyzer procedure (Xact-IAP) A sampling and analysis measurement method ...

  • Tri-NOx Multi-Chem Wet Scrubber. Case Study of Our NOx Scrubber in a Plastics Resin Plant.

    As part of a commitment to reduce airborne emissions – or even the threat of such emissions – the Mt. Vernon, IN plant of GE Plastics has installed a NOx scrubber. When such GE Plastics products as Ultem resins are produced, nitric acid is used, and emissions from this step are tightly controlled. But to address upset conditions, the company opted to install an emergency scrubber that can treat ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Case study - Amine tail gas treatment

    COVERING YOUR TAIL GAS The discovery of new shale formations throughout the world and the development of new drilling technologies have increased natural gas production and prompted government agencies to instigate tighter air-pollutioncontrol regulations on processing operations. Unfortunately, meeting environmental regulations is not a profit-generating endeavor. Simply put, the time ...

  • Biofiltration of VOCs for Paint Manufacturing and Coatings Applications

    Biofilters, long used in Europe for odour control because of low maintenance, energy and operating costs have had a difficult time penetrating the US. The energy crisis and the cry for sustainable technologies have created interest in pollution control devices that reduce emissions and are energy efficient. This paper will discuss technical performance, design factors and economics of a ...


  • Introduction to the A&WMA 2005 Critical Review: Nanoparticles and the Environment

    Untitled Document Nanoparticles are loosely defined as particles with diameters in the range of 1 nm to 50 or 100 nm ...

  • Biofiltration - A Disruptive Technology for Sustainable Air Pollution Control

    ABSTRACTAir Pollution Control has emerged over the past 40 years as a significant industrial sector helping industrial facilities reduce emissions to comply with environmental regulations, reduce costs, and improve their public image. A variety of technologies have been developed to meet the needs of both the industries and the regulatory agencies.  Engineered biofiltration is a sustainable ...


  • Removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether (mtbe) vapour from contaminated air streams using different bacterial cultures in biotrickling filters.

    Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) was firstly introduced in the Islamic Republic of Iran in the end of 2001 as gasoline octane enhancer. Ordinary, reformulated gasoline contains 11-15% (v/v) of MTBE. Because of its low production cost and excellent blending characteristics, its production has been grown exponentially in the world, reaching a value of over 33 million tons per year (Fortin and ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Legal Lookout: EPA Expands Mercury Reduction Program

    Untitled Document Mercury is a naturally occurring metal found in the Earth’s crust. At high doses, mercury is known to cause adverse human health effects. Over the past several ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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