vapor emissions Articles

  • 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

  • Coal fired power plant achieves ZLD for FGD wastewater

    The Facility Illinois’ City of Springfield’s Dallman Power Station’s three coal-fired units and soon to be installed fourth unit, are equipped with flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems (scrubbers) to control sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions. The Problem A sharp increase in boron concentration in the FGD wastewater required that The City ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Case study - Bean roasting

    Overview After purchasing a new Barth roaster for their East coast processing facility, a nationally known bean roasting company knew their emissions and odors would need to be addressed with the increase in production. Action Emissions and odors from the bean roasting process have traditionally been treated with an afterburner which simply burns the ...

  • Case study - Canmaker achieves cost-effective compliance

    Overview JL Clark, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, is no ordinary packager.  The company, celebrated its 110 year anniversary in 2014, is recognized around the world for its award winning metal lithography and exact graphic reproduction. Also recognized as a long-time positive corporate influence in the community, the management of the company was naturally concerned ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Small project PSD cautions

    Following U.S. EPA’s promulgation of the PSD and Title V GHG Tailoring Rule, electric utilities, facilities with large industrial boilers, and other heavy industry manufacturing operations should be aware that the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) significance threshold for greenhouse gases (GHGs) may be the most stringent PSD triggering threshold for certain projects. Even ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 Ltd.

  • Thermal deoilers - Thermal deoiling replaces liquid based degreasing

    The Problem A major Automotive company was mandated to have an alternate technology for degreasing evaporator fins. They had, until recently, been deoiling metal parts in a conveyorized solvent based vapor degreasing line, but the state environmental agency mandated that the line be shut down on a certain date due to the excessive water and air pollution it generated. The company had ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Thermal deoilers - Thermal deoiling of evaporator coils for air conditioners

    The Problem A major Air Conditioning company was mandated to have an alternate technology for degreasing evaporator fins. They had, until recently, been deoiling metal parts in a conveyorized solvent based vapor degreasing line, but the state environmental agency mandated that the line be shut down on a certain date due to the excessive water and air pollution it generated. The company ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Scrubers with a level head

    The available methods for removing pollutants from a gas stream are numerous, to say the least. A popular method, scrubbers allow users to separate gases and solids by allowing the gas to come into contact with a liquid stream. In the end, the pollutants are washed away in the effluent, and the gas exits the system to be used in later processes or to be released into the atmosphere. For many ...


    By Kimre Inc.

  • Textiles Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

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