volatile organic compounds oxidation Articles

  • Case study - Standardization: a breath of fresh air for Anguil Environmental Systems

    OEM reduces engineering costs by 50 percent through standardizing on the Rockwell Automation® Logix control BACKGROUND According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each year millions of tons of air toxins are released into the air, mostly from man-made sources. Anguil Environmental Systems Inc., a Milwaukee-based air pollution ...

  • Ultra-trace arsenic speciation at Columbia Analytical

    Ultra-trace speciation of arsenic and other metals is performed using a variety of techniques tailored to the specific combination of species, matrix, and detection limits required. Currently, two analytical systems are applied: Ion Chromatography-Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry (IC-ICP-MS) and Hydride Generation-Cryogenic Gas Chromatography-Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry ...


  • Case study - Natural gas production

    OVERVIEW The largest U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer and one of the largest independent processors of natural gas and natural gas liquids in North America was in search of new technologies to maintain the pollution control efficiency at their natural gas treatment facility. In typical gas plants, the well head natural gas needs to be treated to remove water, CO2, ...

  • LNAPL remediation using electrical resistance heating

    Abstract An Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) pilot test was conducted in the fall of 1998 to determine the effectiveness of using ERH in combination with soil vapor extraction (SVE) for the remediation of benzene and light nonaqueous-phase liquids (LNAPL) at an island location on a river in the Midwest. Hydrocarbon-stained soils were discovered on an island in Ohio in May 1993 during the ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Pilot tests lead to full-scale ISCO using sodium permanganate in fractured bedrock

    Two-phase pilot testing of in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) using sodium permanganate (NaMnO4) was conducted in 2000-2001 at the Tenneco Automotive site in Hartwell, GA, to evaluate feasibility of using ISCO to remediate a dissolved-phase trichloroethene (TCE) plume in a fractured bedrock aquifer [see May 2004 TNT]. The ISCO pilot was initiated to develop an alternate remedy for the off-facility ...

  • Solar Detoxification

    Introduction: In this process, vacuum extraction is used to remove contaminants from soils. After condensation, contaminants are mixed with a semiconductor catalyst such (e.g., titanium dioxide), and fed through a reactor which is illuminated by sunlight. Ultraviolet light activates the catalyst, which results in the formation of reactive chemicals known as 'radicals'. These radicals are ...

  • Air pollution in Europe 1990-2004

    Overall picture This report analyses and presents changes in air pollutant emissions and their possible health or ecosystem impacts in Europe covering the period 1990–2004. Emissions of all air pollutants fell substantially during the period 1990–2004 in the 32 EEA member countries (EEA-32), resulting in improved air quality over the region. However, ambient concentrations of particulate ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Progression of Remediation

    Environmental remediation involves the cleanup of contaminated ground water and/or soils impacted by a variety of contaminates. The predominate contaminates over the years have been petroleum hydrocarbons from leaking underground storage tanks and surface spills, as well as solvents and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from industrial processes. Today, the most effective, practical, and ...


    By EPG Companies Inc.

  • Case study: MDI production plant

    Overview A major chemical manufacturer required a pollution control system to destroy 99.9% of the halogenated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) emitted during the MDI manufacturing process. MDI is a chemical commodity used as a lightweight insulating material for ice chests and coolers as well as for sound and collision insulation in automobile ...

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Nonhalogenated VOCs

    Soil vapor extraction (SVE), thermal desorption, and incineration are the presumptive remedies for Superfund sites with nonhalogenated VOC-contaminated soil. Because a presumptive remedy is a technology that EPA believes, based upon its past experience, generally will be the most appropriate remedy for a specified type of site, the presumptive remedy approach will accelerate site-specific ...

  • MEGTEC innovation cuts flexible packaging manufacturer’s energy bills by $10,000 a month

    Saving money on its energy bills turned out to be a lot of hot air for flexible packaging innovator Shields Bag & Printing. As a custom blown film extruder, Shields Bag extrudes, prints and converts film for flexible packaging products used in a wide range of industries. The company produces more than 100 lines of products that are shipped to clients all over the world, from produce bags to ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Costs of air pollution from European industrial facilities – an updated assessment

    In 2011, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a first assessment of the costs of air pollution caused by European industrial facilities. The report Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe (EEA, 2011) applied a simplified modelling approach to assess the damage costs to health and the environment in 2009, caused by pollutant emissions from industrial ...

  • Nature’s Own - Biofiltration process offers promise of (near) energy-free pollution abatement

    A filter could be described as any substance through which liquid is passed to remove suspended impurities. Although a “biofilter” is actually not a filter, “biofiltration” is on the threshold of finding a market as a compliance solution for air pollution regulations after a number of false starts. Biofilters have long been used as a means for reducing objectionable odors in Germany, the ...


  • 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 ...

  • Project profile - Blue Rhino Hamptonville, NC

    Background In 2007, Blue Rhino, located in Hamptonville, NC, contacted AdEdge Technologies, Inc. (AdEdge) to install an iron and manganese treatment system. The amount of iron (5.6 mg/L Fe) and manganese (0.6 mg/L Mn) were well above the maximum contaminant levels of 0.3 mg/L Fe an 0.05 mg/L Mn respectively. The pH of the Blue Rhino site (6.10) was quite below the maximum contaminant ...

  • In the queue for clean air

    The National Emissions Ceilings Directive (NECD), adopted in 2001, defines the maximum emissions on a national level for four major air pollutants that have a high impact on human health and the environment. These are: sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds and ammonia. The Directive will undergo revision in 2008, which would set new interim air quality targets and related ...

  • Pulp and Paper Mills 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

  • Good intentions may result in bad health

    President Obama’s stimulus investments in home energy efficiency may have the unintended consequence of increasing future medical costs. The stimulus bill contains $1500 tax credits for homeowners who install energy efficient doors, windows, and/or insulation. Studies in both the United States and England have shown that these home upgrades can reduce air infiltration by 50% in older homes, and ...


    By Tox Free Inc.

  • Nyack MGP Site (Isotec Case Study 29)

    Site Location: Nyack, NY Contamination: Bedrock contaminated with non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) and MGP-related compounds. Primary contaminants of concern (COCs) include volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Poly-nuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH). Levels of COCs reached 6 mg/l for VOCs and 1,200 mg/l for PAHs in the dissolved phase and 8,500 mg/l for ...

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