voc destruction efficiency Articles

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • Single-valve RTO Eliminates Odors and VOC

    Untitled Document Less expensive to purchase, ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • How to Optimize Oxidation Systems for Efficient Operation

    Emphasis on air management within converting-process dryers and ovens is critical to the design of pollution-control systems for treating exhausts containing VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Efficient air management allows the pollution-control system to be optimally sized to meet the needs of the process. Good process control further defines the emission stream by avoiding the need for large ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC

  • Case study - Flexographic printer: efficient emissions

    Problem Control of air emissions has become an important issue that flexible packaging converters must consider when changing or upgrading equipment. Robbie Manufacturing of Lenexa, KS, a producer of printed shrink films, bags and pouches for a diverse range of applications, addressed its emissions in 1991 and 1996 by investing in two catalytic oxidizers to control the EPA-regulated air ...

  • Case study - RTO: Efficient and reliable styrene control technology

    Problem 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 applications ...

  • Case study - Coater replaces old oxidizers With energy efficient systems

    Overview Emission control and the operating costs associated with meeting environmental regulations were nothing new for the Coated Products Division of Brady Corp. The company has been manufacturing coated films for nearly 60 years, demonstrating over that time a commitment to pollution prevention and emission reduction programs. But these considerations were magnified ...

  • Case study - RTO: Efficient emission - Working with your pollution control equipment supplier can lead to reductions in both emissions and operating cost

    Untitled Document Robbie Manufacturing of Lenexa , KS is a leader in the production of printed shrink films, bags and pouches for a diverse range of demanding applications. In 2004 alone, the company was awarded a Good Buy award from Good Housekeeping magazine, achieved rigorous American Institute of Baking (AIB) certification and the highest award ( Best-in-Show for Wide Web ) possible from the ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Case study - Custom web coater chooses the VECTOR Catalytic Oxidizer

    A custom web coating facility recently installed a VECTOR-Series Catalytic Oxidizer to eliminate the VOC emissions exhausted from three different coating lines. After an extensive technology review the VECTOR Catalytic Oxidizer was installed because it offered the highest reliability, lowest installed cost, and lowest operating costs. The application called for a system that could provide ...

  • QUADRANT SRS Thermal Oxidizer replaces silicone-contaminated system

    A Silicone Tape Converter recently replaced a poorly designed thermal oxidizer with a custom engineered thermal oxidizer designed by Catalytic Products International, Inc. The process coated film with a silicone based adhesive. The silicone vaporizes with other VOC’s in the drying process and is ducted to the thermal oxidizer. The combustion process converts the silicone vapors to a powder ...

  • 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 ...

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