In 2011 EmiControls starts to manufactures and supplies custom-made solutions for dust control and odor elimination for a wide and diverse range of sectors. Mobile and fixed dust-binding sprayers are as much part of its repertoire as custom-built spray installations and complete dust-control systems. Highly efficient systems are built on experience in nozzle design, mechanical engineering, plant engineering and turbine construction. EmiControls seeks to find a solution to every emission problem by designing systems to individual specifications and developing custom-built machines. The integrated approach that EmiControls takes means that the requests and requirements of the customers can be met in full. The services provided by EmiControls include advice for customers, planning, installation and maintenance of the dust-control and odor-neutralizing systems, after-sales service, and ongoing product development. EmiControls more than a simple solution.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Air and Climate - Air Pollution Treatment
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- $1,000,000 US - $10,000,000 US
EmiControls is part of the TechnoAlpin Group. TechnoAlpin was started up in 1990 and the company designs and builds turnkey snow-making systems for ski resorts all over the world. A steady string of advances enabled TechnoAlpin to become global market leader within a few years. The company's in-depth knowledge of mechanical and plant engineering as well as expertise in water atomization has been applied to other applications outside of snow production since 2008. Two of those sectors are dust abatement and odor control. The Pro Air Solutions Division at TechnoAlpin has been developing mobile solutions for dust abatement since 2008, mainly for use in demolition work. In 2011, it spawned into the company EmiControls which supplies custom-made solutions for dust control and odor elimination for a wide and diverse range of sectors. Mobile and fixed dust-binding sprayers are as much part of its repertoire as custom-built spray valve installations and complete dust-control systems.
The integrated approach that EmiControls takes means that the requests and requirements of the customers can be met in full. The services provided by EmiControls include advice for customers, planning, installation and maintenance of the dust-control and odor-neutralizing systems, after-sales service, and ongoing product development.
Dust can be defined as the fine dispersal of airborne particles of matter caused by mechanical processes or air turbulence. Dust particles in the air have adverse effects on people, the environment and the equipment used to control it.
The dust-control solutions developed by EmiControls generate a fine mist which dampens the dust, making it heavier and forcing it to the ground. It is essential for the water droplets to be small in size. Droplets of water, which are too big, such as those produced with a conventional hose, are inefficient at suppressing the dust: the available surface is smaller and the drops are heavier. Therefore they only remain in the air for a short time and this significantly reduces their dust-binding potential.
When the water is atomized to very small droplets, a large surface area is created which is ideal for binding the dust particles. Therefore more dust can be tackled with less water.
This principle is identical for all EmiControls dust-control systems – regardless of whether it is a mobile dust-laying sprayer, a stand-alone spray system or a complete system.
Unpleasant odors are mainly encountered in recycling and composting plants. When attempting to combat odors in an efficient manner, it is not sufficient to simply mask the smell. It is more a case of needing to eliminate the molecules causing the foul smell. EmiControls offers two different solutions for deodorization.
In the first case, a neutralizing biological additive is mixed with the finely atomized mist to combat the odor. It does not affect the natural decomposition process but merely neutralizes the unpleasant smell. The molecules carrying the unpleasant odor are bound by the compound, therefore the odor is no longer noticed.
In the second case, bacteria is added to the mist, which both eliminate the smell and accelerate the decomposition process. This solution is also harmless to the environment.
Both odor control solutions have proved to be extremely efficient and are used primarily in composting and recycling plants, material processing applications and biogas plants.
The patented nozzle head by EmiControls sits inside the turbine and forms a very fine mist with a high level of protection from crosswinds, allowing it to bind almost every dust particle in the air. No additives are required in the dust-binding process. EmiControls products are also quiet enough for use in residential and urban areas. The software is user-friendly and with the simple push of a button or remote control the systems can be put into operation and controlled without delay.
The wide range of dust control solutions and the variety of add-on installations for the systems allow maximum levels of efficiency. In special cases designs will be customized to meet individual requirements for efficient and highly effective solutions, like fixed spray installations. All the machines can be pivoted all the way around, and the remote control facility guarantees their simple and rapid operation, immediate adjustment to wind direction, temperature and humidity.