Industrial Pollution Control Articles

  • What`s the Best Air Pollution Control Technology for My Process?

    Air pollution control equipment is not something that business owners address by saying, “Let’s do the right thing for the environment and install an oxidizer!” In fact, the scenario is more likely to be “We need to increase productivity (always a good thing!), but that will put us over our annual emissions limits. Do we know what we will need? Where do we start? Who can ...

  • Identifying Your Ideal Air Pollution Control Technology, Scenario 2

    In our recent blog, "What's the Best Air Pollution Control Technology for My Process?", we took a look at the many factors that inform the choice of air pollution control equipment. When considering air pollution control needs for a facility, it is important for the plant's engineering ...

  • Identifying Your Ideal Air Pollution Control Technology, Scenario 1

    In our previous blog, "What's the Best Air Pollution Control Technology for My Process?", we reviewed the many factors that impact the choice of air pollution control equipment. In situations where a facility is considering their air pollution control needs, it is important for the ...

  • A real-time, rapid emergency control model for sudden water pollution accidents in long-distance water transfer projects

    A real-time, rapid emergency control (EC) model is proposed to cope with sudden water pollution accidents in long-distance water transfer projects. The EC model outputs the method of EC based on pollutant properties. A generalized form of EC model is proposed and tested with a demonstrative project. The rapid prediction formulas of emergency control parameters (ECPs) are proposed under ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • ARCO Chemical - Case Study

    Custom Designed Furnace Reclaims $100,000 Condenser PCPC burn-off oven removed 4,240 lbs. of styrene polymer in compliance with local environmental laws. The Problem: ARCO Chemical Company's Beaver Valley plant in Monaca, PA, a manufacturer of styrene-based plastics, was experiencing severe problems and expense with the periodic cleaning of their ...

  • Treatment of leather industrial wastewater via combined advanced oxidation and membrane filtration

    The liming/unhairing operation is among the important processes of the leather industry. It generates large amounts of effluent that are highly loaded with organic hazard wastes. Such effluent is considered one of the most obnoxious materials in the leather industry, causing serious environmental pollution and health risks. The effluent is characterized by high concentrations of the pollution ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Carbon fiber: Oven emission control strategies

    OVERVIEW Carbon fiber (fibre) and graphite reinforced polymers are materials that have, and will continue to revolutionize the products we use everyday by making them stronger, lighter and more durable. However, the manufacturing process can have serious environmental ramifications and immediate danger to human health if careful consideration is not given to emission control at the ...

  • Reducing emissions via the use of electrical discharge techniques

    Abstract This report reviews the current use of electrical discharge techniques in air pollution control. The recent development of non-thermal plasma techniques in pollutant control technology has been driven by national and international legislation. Fundamental ideas behind this new technology are discussed and various methods of increasing the energy efficiency of the removal ...

  • Case study - Carbon fibre: furnace & oven emission control

    Overview A carbon fiber company in China was faced with the challenge of selecting an emission control system for a new pilot line at their specialty fiber products facility. The line would include furnaces and three ovens, both of which would emit Carbon Monoxide (CO), Ammonia (NH3) and lethal amounts of Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN).   Action ...

  • Intelligent Pollution Control

    The world faces difficult pollution control decisions. For every dollar spent on pollution control, there is an alternative investment in health improvement. For every dollar spent on reducing one pollutant, there is an alternative to reduce another. The most prudent course to make the best investment should include: Intelligent uncertainty Intelligent classification of options ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Assessment of groundwater quality using geographical information system (GIS), at north-east Cairo, Egypt

    The present investigation has been conducted to delineate the hydrogeochemical and environmental factors that control the water quality of the groundwater resources in the north-east of Cairo. A complementary approach based on hydrogeochemistry and a geographical information system (GIS) based protectability index has been employed for conducting this work. The results from the chemical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pilot test of pollution control and metal resource recovery for acid mine drainage

    The study was undertaken in order to recover the metal resources from acid mine drainage (AMD). A 300 m3/d continuous system was designed and fractional precipitation technology employed for the main metals Fe, Cu, Zn, and Mn recovery. The system was operated for six months using actual AMD in situ. The chemicals' input and also the retention time was optimized. Furthermore, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How Pain Keeps us from Acting on Climate Change

    In my daily work, I read a lot of online articles about climate change—both the science and the politics—and out of curiosity I’m invariably drawn to the comments section at the end of the page (first rule of the internet—never read the comments!). What I’ve observed is that these comments tend more often than not to be variations on one of the following themes: ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Time to address the air pollution control residue problem

    The incineration of municipal solid waste is gaining increasing importance in the UK, especially as the burning of waste can be used to generate energy, providing a more sustainable solution to our waste problem by diverting it from landfill sites. An issue with incineration is that some of our waste contains hazardous chemicals such as chlorine and lead which are volatilised during the process. ...

  • Current status, problems and control strategies of water resources pollution in China

    The surface water of 10 major river systems across China has been under intermediate pollution with striking eutrophication problems in major lakes (reservoirs). More data from the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China showed that underground water in 57% of monitoring sites across Chinese cities was polluted or extremely polluted. Rural water pollution, the rising number of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessing the potential of using water reclamation to improve the water environment and economy: scenario analysis of Tianjin, China

    Tianjin City in China is a typical area that suffers from a serious water resource shortage and pollution problems, and this situation has spurred the use of reclaimed water as an additional source of water and an efficient method of improving water quality. This study aims to assess the reclaimed water utilisation amount available and its potential impacts on the water environment and economy, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Advanced algae technology: The use of Ultra sonic technology for control of algae growth in an open balance tank

    Abstract One of the many challenges faced by Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) is the control of algae blooms. High algae concentrations create problems for process performance and increase operating expenditure for cleaning and maintenance activities. Algae blooms can contribute to fooling of filtration equipment aa well as foaming events on clarifiers and settling tanks. High ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Vector Catalytic Oxidizer case study

    A southeast-based Biomass Generation facility was interested in improving their current process to meet California’s increasingly stringent air emission requirements. At the time, a flare was being used to oxidize the off-gases from various production processes and storage containers. Catalytic Products International developed a solution that utilized the capabilities of the VECTOR ...

  • Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project - Case Study

    Client Romanian Ministry of the Environment Project name Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project Country Romania Background and aim project Romania became a member of the European Union in January 2007. As a consequence, the Romanian Ministry of the Environment set up the Integrated ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Permitting and Regulatory Developments

    Presented for AIMCAL by Catalytic Products International. A Catalytic Products International White Paper Your Presenters Chris Heikkila Catalytic Products International Market Segment Manager Fifteen years of pollution control experience specializing in the printing, coating, laminating, and bio-fuels and food industry. ...

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