VOC recovery plant Articles

  • Selecting VOC Oxidizer

    Nacah Tech's President, Bob Keibler presents How to select the proper type of thermal oxidizer or process gas treatment method.  The paper presents details on what parameters of a process gas to be treated determine which treatment method / oxidizer provides the best efficiency, plant flexibility, heat recovery method, etc. while maintaining the target emission rates. Begining ...


    By Nacah Tech LLC

  • Cost reduction of solvent recovery in pharmaceutical plants – Case Study

    Use of Solvents The pharmaceutical industry relies on the use of large quantities of organic solvents in a great number of manufacturing steps including chemical synthesis, fermentation, extraction, formulation and finishing of products. Solvents such as acetone, methyl ethyl ketone and tetrahydrofuran are commonly used as reaction media and for extracting products in the pharmaceutical, ...

  • Solvent Recovery System Keeps Presses Rolling at World`s Largest Gravure Printing Plant

    When QUAD/GRAPHICS Inc. entered the publication gravure printing market, it followed the axiom of Daniel Burnham, the 19th century architect and urban planner, to 'make no small plans.' In 1985, the Pewaukee, Wis.-based printing company purchased two 96-inch web, eight-color, high-speed presses and installed them at its new printing plant in Lomira, Wis., near Milwaukee. Conventional wisdom at ...


    By AMCEC 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 ...

  • Case study - Cumene plant

    Overview An East Coast chemical plant that manufactures phenol, acetone and alphametyl styrene from cumene planned to install an air pollution control system to control the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted during their chemical production process. Phenol is consumed internally as an intermediate chemical while acetone and alphametyl styrene are sold off. Once the chemicals are ...

  • 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 ...

  • Waste Heat as a benefit of VOC Destruction with a Thermal Oxidiser - Case Study

    Application Although many look at the energy used to destruct VOCs as an unnecessary waste, Dickinson Legg (now Garbuio Dickinson), the world leader in the design and manufacture of Primary Tobacco Processing Plants saw it as an opportune way to supplement the heat required in their client’s tobacco refining process – in very different ways. Garbuio Dickinson chose an ...

  • How the largest oil companies in Romania protect the environment using vapor recovery systems

    Romania's alignment to the European Directive 94/63/EC relating to control of the volatile organic compounds emissions resulting from gasoline storage and distribution, has been a challenge and an opportunity for the Romanian industrial automation and process control companies to expand their activities within the downstream branches of the main players on the petroleum products market. At ...


    By Syscom 18

  • Case study - Air-to-air heat exchanger provides plant heat and big savings

    OVERVIEW A food processing facility installed a new Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) for odor control from its roasting operation.  The oxidizer was designed for 95% thermal rate of efficiency and included supplemental fuel injection (SFI) which is used during low VOC loading conditions, to help save fuel cost.  The customer was looking at additional ways  to further ...

  • ACS installation at Glowood 100,000ton/y pellet plant achieves 12mg/Nm3 - Case Study

    With increasingly tougher restrictions on industrial air emissions, pellet manufacturers are looking to "future-proof" particulate matter (PM) compliance, cost effectively. One Portuguese producer, Glowood Indústria S.A., has recently installed a brand new type of mechanical cyclone. The most recent results show a remarkable reduction of its PM emissions, from 700mg/Nm3 to under ...

  • Case study - Printed circuit board emissions

    Overview One of the world's largest printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers was required to install air pollution abatement equipment to control the VOCs emitted during their soldering and coating process. Three main considerations were important to the customer: The need for a system with a competitive capital cost and the lowest possible operating cost ...

  • The Importance of high-quality service for regenerative thermal oxidizer

    The Importance of high-quality service for Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer. Safety, efficiency and compliance among pressures facing Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer operators. As any plant or maintenance manager working in a manufacturing environment using volatile organic compounds (VOCs) could tell you, the standards for support of all equipment along the process is critical for safety and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Lessons Learned from a Dual-Phase Extraction Field Application

    ABSTRACT A field-scale Dual-Phase Extraction (DPE) system was installed and operated at the Pinellas Science, Technology, and Research (STAR) Center, formerly the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pinellas Plant, in Largo, Florida, from August 1997 through September 1999. The goal of applying the DPE system was to enhance the pump-and-treat remediation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • 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 Dürr Megtec LLC

  • Case study - Engine test cell exhaust: RTO

    Overview A Mid-western outboard engine manufacturer bought a three year-old plant for the production of its marine engines. When finished, the engines are removed from the assembly line and run for quality control. The 25,000 SCFM of exhaust from testing contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that require regulatory compliance. Also within this exhaust is a great deal ...

  • Case study - Engine cell exhaust: RTO

    Problem A Mid-western outboard engine manufacturer bought a three year-old plant for the production of its marine engines. When finished the engines are removed from the assembly line and run for quality control. The 25,000 SCFM of exhaust from testing contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that require regulatory compliance. Also, within this exhaust is a great deal of water vapor ...

  • Metal Coating Emission Control

    The use of regenerative thermal oxidizers is expanding into applications where they wouldn’t have been considered years ago, says Mike Scholz 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 ...

  • Case study - Increasing oxidizer capacity by 80,000 SCFM

    Overview A recreational products company bought a three year-old manufacturing facility with an existing regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) for the production of their outboard engine. They required emission control equipment to manage the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by the solvents used in the engine painting processes. The company wanted to minimize overall costs by using ...

  • Case study -Operating cost reduction strategies

    Overview More and more, companies operating air pollution control equipment today realize that the initial capital cost of an oxidizer system can be rapidly eclipsed by continued operating expenses if careful attention is not periodically given to the system. ACTION Below are ten tips to ensure your oxidizer is operating at peak performance. The ...

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