voc destruction Articles

  • Heat-enhanced bioremediation and destruction - Case Study

    Introduction In situ thermal treatment through Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) is a proven robust technology for the treatment of volatile organic compound (VOC) source zones. ERH effectively treats the subsurface by volatilizing dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) and VOCs, recovering the vapor, and treating the vapor by conventional technologies such as granular activated carbon ...


    By TRS Group, 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 ...

  • Optimizing VOC Combustion - Case Study

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are pre-cursors to Ozone pollution and subject to EPA regulations. Thermal and catalytic oxidizers are routinely used to destroy VOC emissions from a variety of industrial sources. ...

  • 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 ...


  • VOC control efficiency compliance test case study

    Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Skyworks) selected CK to perform a compliance emissions testing program to determine the control efficiency of a new Roto-Concentrator followed by a thermal oxidizer (RC/TOx) used to control volatile organic compounds/hazardous air pollutants (VOC/HAP) from multiple manufacturing processes. A facility air permit condition required compliance testing of the subject RC/TOx ...


    By CK Environmental, Inc.

  • Minimizing Operating Costs in VOC Abatement Equipment

    Untitled Document As governmental regulations of environmental emissions become more restrictive, the average concentration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) has decreased as more ...

  • Eliminating VOC From Wood Industry Processes

    ELIMINATING VOC FROM WOOD INDUSTRY PROCESSES As regulations controlling VOC and the environment become increasingly strict at local, national and international level, manufacturers in an increasing range of industries are having to consider appropriate action. The wood industry is no exception. In the manufacture of moulded wooden doors, for example, wood shavings and sawdust are bonded together ...


  • Single-valve RTO Eliminates Odors and VOC

    Untitled Document Less expensive to purchase, ...

  • International Paints LLC - VOCs - Case Study

    Summary Union, NJ — Operations management at International Paint LLC here reports dramatic savings in compliance costs for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, through replacement of a gas-fired thermal oxidation afterburner with a 3000-cfm,  combination biofiltration and carbon adsorption, ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


  • Case study - RTO handles high VOC loading at silgan containers

    OVERVIEW Regeneration Game - Originally printed in The Canmaker Magazine - Sayers Publishing Group 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 plant in the ...

  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions.

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


  • Cost-Effective Activated Carbon Adsorption System Addresses VOC Emissions for Circuit Board Manufacturer

    PHOTOCIRCUITS manufactures printed circuit boards, primarily for automotive use in motor vehicle dashboards and personal computers with manufacturing facilities in Glen Cove, NY and Peachtree City, GA.  Photocircuits is the largest industrial company in Glen Cove and one of the largest manufacturers of printed circuit boards. As its facilities and output grew, Photocircuits continued its ...


  • Air Emissions/Off-Gas Treatment

    A number of technologies have been widely applied for removal of VOCs from off-gas streams. However, the application of these technologies to off-gases from site remediation may be quite limited. Biofiltration has been widely applied for VOC destruction in Europe and Japan, but it has only recently been used in the United States. Catalytic and thermal oxidation are widely used for the destruction ...

  • Total Enclosures Capture 100% of a Facility`s Air Pollution

    Over the past decade the use of total enclosures to demonstrate and/or maintain capture of printing press emissions has become very popular within both the flexographic and rotogravure printing industries.  Operating a printing press within a properly designed and approved total enclosure assures virtually 100% capture of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and/or hazardous air pollutants ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Achieving Air Pollution Control with Catalytic or Thermal Oxidizers

    As the full effect of 1990’s Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many manufacturing operations have become subject to stricter local, state and federal clean air regulations. Both VOC (volatile organic compound) and HAP (hazardous air pollutant) emissions are strictly regulated since they lead to the formation of ground-level ozone (or smog). The CAA ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer

    PRINCIPLES OF COMBUSTIONThermal oxidation technology has proven to be industry choice for destroying Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The process of combustion is the most commonly used method to control emission of organic compounds.  Combustion type systems are always simple systems capable of having very high destruction efficiency.  ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Product Spotlight: Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer - Case study

    Oxidizer case histories in the pharmaceutical industry The pharmaceutical industry faces unique challenges in complying with environmental pollution and emission control regulations. Three pharmaceutical process case studies are examined: fluidized bed drying, tablet coating and reaction vessels, and batch operations. Recently, a contract drug manufacturing company faced violation ...

  • Air Pollution Control Using Catalytic, Regenerative or Recuperative Systems

    For companies in a variety of industries, the clock is ticking regarding their compliance with local, state and federal clean air requirements. The need to provide adequate emission controls still looms on the horizon as these companies explore the various equipment and technology options available to them. While the guidelines regarding air pollution control are consistent by industry, a ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Case study - Catalytic oxidizer catalyst replacement

    Overview A New Jersey pharmaceutical company purchased a thermal incinerator to treat the heptane and hexane exhaust from their capsule wash system. The thermal incinerator"s "tubular" design was modified with a catalyst bed in order to reduce the system"s operational costs. Unfortunately, when operating in the catalytic mode, the oxidizer failed to provide the required ...

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