vent scrubber Articles

  • Case study - Reactor vent emission control

    OVERVIEW Many chemical and petroleum companies use batch reactors to make their products.  These reactors typically have vents which are opened and closed during emptying, filling, mixing, heating or cooling and other steps of the production process.  The gases coming from these vents must be controlled under most government regulations.  Generally speaking, the ...

  • Pharmaceutical: Scrubber Eliminates Ethylene Oxide Case Study

    A contract sterilization service uses a single-stage scrubber to convert this hazardous gas to inert ethylene glycol. ETO Sterilization Inc. provides contract sterilization services for hundreds of northern New Jersey customers, concentrating on spices and herbs, cosmetic ingredients and medical supplies. Two of the largest ethylene oxide sterilization vessels in the world are in operation ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chemical Industry: Wet Scrubber Passes Acid Anhydride Test Case Study

    A leading U.S. chemical company upgraded air pollution control of maleic anhydride fumes at one of its overseas plants by installing a venturi scrubber. Selection of the scrubber was based on a pilot study to determine the percentage recovery and the maximum solution concentration of maleic anhydride that could be achieved using a wet scrubber. One significant reason for pretesting the ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Medical Industry: Scrubber Eliminates Ethylene Oxide Case Study

    A contract sterilization service uses a single-stage scrubber to convert this hazardous gas to inert ethylene glycol: ETO Sterilization Inc. provides contract sterilization services for hundreds of northern New Jersey customers, concentrating on spices and herbs, cosmetic ingredients and medical supplies. Two of the largest ethylene oxide sterilization vessels in the world are in operation ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Petro-Chemical Industry: Wet Scrubber Passes Acid Anhydride Test Case Study

    A leading U.S. chemical company upgraded air pollution control of maleic anhydride fumes at one of its overseas plants by installing a venturi scrubber. Selection of the scrubber was based on a pilot study to determine the percentage recovery and the maximum solution concentration of maleic anhydride that could be achieved using a wet scrubber. One significant reason for pretesting the ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Medical Industry: Compliance Problems Solved by Ethylene Oxide Scrubber at Specialty Gas Plant Case Study

    The ethylene glycol produced in the ethylene oxide scrubbing operation acts as an antifreeze to allow year-round operation. Problem: A specialty gas producer was confronted with an EPA compliance problem in dealing with ethylene oxide (EtO). The chemical had been added to the toxicity lists of the U.S. EPA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, 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

  • Chemical Industry: Compliance problems solved by Ethylene Oxide Scrubber at Specialty Gas Plant Chemical Industry The ethylene glycol produced in the ethylene oxide scrubbing operation acts as an antifreeze to allow year-round operation

    Problem: A specialty gas producer was confronted with an EPA compliance problem in dealing with ethylene oxide (EtO). The chemical had been added to the toxicity lists of the U.S. EPA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Effective August 21, 1984, the OSHA standard for EtO limited exposure to a 1 ppm, eight-hour time weighted average. Ethylene ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Koppers - Case Study

    Client: Koppers Europe Ltd, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire Application: Naphthalene fume scrubbing from naphthalene and oil blend storage tank vents System description: The fume scrubbing system treats the air which is naturally vented from bulk storage tanks and road-tanker filling stations and removes the odorous naphthalene vapour from it. The V-texTM ...

  • Liquid waste off-gas treatment - Case Study

    Application Biffa Waste Services operate a major waste disposal site at Kilsyth in Scotland where they handle many types of industrial liquid effluent. This can give rise to a range of emissions from both the tank farm and the road tanker deliveries. In addition, significant NO2 and nitric acid fume releases can arise from process upset conditions. ERG provided an emergency NO2 ...

  • Holmestown waste management facility, Wicklow, Ireland

    AFS were appointed by Wicklow County Council to design, build and install a flaring system that would last the life-cycle of their new waste management facility. We designed a flare that could safely extract gases being generated by the new facility; the flare could operate at up to 2000m3/hr but would also operate effectively at very low flow rates. The current configuration includes a ...

  • Pharmaceutical Gas Scrubbing - Case Study

    Application Novartis Ringaskiddy Limited needed to scrub a variety of aggressive acid and volatile organic compounds from the vents of pharmaceutical batch reactors. These make up part of the manufacturing process of a range of pharmaceutical ingredients. The compounds included HCl and methyl bromide fumes within air or nitrogen streams. System description ...

  • GE Aircraft Engines - Case Study

    Mech-Chem engineered, designed, and constructed two Air Emission Control Systems for the plant's Meltout Operations. The systems are non-aqueous processes which were designed to contain and remove metallic contaminants with a particle size of 0.3 microns or larger. Air Emission Control System Mech-Chem provided GE Aircraft Engines with the design, engineering, construction, installation, and ...


    By Mech-Chem Associates, Inc.

  • New fertilizer industry gas cleaning technology achieves lower required emission levels

    All fertilizer plants produce dust and gases, such as ammonia (NH3) and acid fumes, which must be removed at very high efficiencies before venting to atmosphere. Familiar examples are granulation and prilling of nitrogenous products such as Urea which is the most widely used fertilizer in the world(1). Phosphatic fertilizer production produces dust and Fluorine compounds. Typical air treatment ...


    By Kimre, Inc.

  • Case study - Destruction of inert process emissions

    Many chemical companies use batch reactors to make their products.  These reactors typically have vents which are opened and closed during emptying, filling, mixing, heating or cooling and other steps of the production process.  The gases coming from these vents must be controlled under most government regulations.  Generally speaking, the emissions produced are inert (little or no ...

  • Hydroxyl-Radical Odor Control

    In-Pipe now offers the IPTC(OH-), a hydroxyl radical based odor control option for Lift Stations and WWTP headworks that requires no chemicals, needs only a small footprint and uses minimal electrical power. The IPTC(OH-) chemical free scrubber system connects to the existing lift station vent to oxidize hydrogen sulfide outside of the lift station environment in order to scrub odors before ...

  • Reducing Odor and VOC Emissions

    The Montgomery County Regional Composting Facility (MCRCF) in Silver Spring, Maryland is designed to process 400 wet tons/day of lime amended biosolids from the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Washington, D.C. Recently, political pressures forced operations to cease at the MCRCF. Although the aerated static pile composting plant’s fate has not been completely decided, its owner, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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