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Biological Oxidation System (TEAM)


Carbon that is 'activated' undergoes a treatment that opens up millions of tiny pores to enhance the carbon material's adsorbent properties. The carbon treatment creates a very large internal carbon surface area, which is key to the filtration of activated carbon. With more surface area, the more the carbon can adsorb. One pound of activated carbon typically has a surface area of 120 acres. Activated carbon is so effective that it's used in military gas masks. A larger Team System has 10,000 pounds of granulated carbon that equals the filtering surface area of 1,200,000 acres.

Granulated Activated Carbon System With Biological Oxidation The patent pending TEAM System is a treatment method is used to capture waste off-gases such as HAP's and VOC's while also removing smoke, particulate matter and odors. The trapped emission compounds such as VOC's, BTEX , HAP's, Odors and Smoke are then converted by the bacteria to innocuous compounds. Granulated activated carbon capture rates
vary depending on the size and molecular weight of the emissions, these average over 99%. The Team system is used to control the total air pollutants emitted. TEAM has been tested by third party laboratories at sites using the following EPA References 1 and 2, Volumetric Flow Rate
Determination. Method 3, Molecular Weight Determination; Method 4, Moisture Determination; and Method 25A VOC Concentration Determination with a proven >99% Destruction Rate Efficiency.
The Patented Pending TEAM System TEAM vapor phase carbon adsorption system is designed for use at most all industrial plants such as printing, rubber, chemical, refineries, and wastewater treatment facilities. Granulated  activated carbon adsorption systems do not destroy the VOC’s. The Granulated Carbon System  traps the emissions, while other competing systems will require rejuvenation, removal or replacement of the activated carbon by increasing the temperature or by steam reforming of the highly concentrated vapors the TEAM System will require no replacement, heat or steam in the rejuvenation process. With the patented pending TEAM design no additional equipment, controls or fuel costs are borne during the carbon’s rejuvenation phase. The continual rejuvenation or reactivation of the
activated carbon allows the carbon to
remain within the reaction chamber for up to 20 years without removal. Typically on GAC systems the emissions are pumped through a series of canisters or columns  containing activated carbon to which the organic contaminants are adsorbed. Periodic replacement, regeneration or change out of the saturated carbon is required as the method of removing the trapped Odors, VOC’s and HAP's from the granulated carbon bed. Usually vapor-phase carbon adsorption is not recommended to remove high contaminant concentrations from the effluent air streams with the economics favoring pretreatment of the VOC stream, followed by the use of a vapor-phase granulated activated carbon system as a polishing step.

With the TEAM System patent pending design, the activated carbon rejuvenates during operation and requires no auxiliary heat pump; compressors, nitrogen or chillers for de-adsorption or separate thermal oxidation equipment for high level destruction. All the destruction and removal occurs within the Bio-reactors lower chamber by selected bacteria.Higher levels of contaminates are allowed to be processed by the bacteria with a destruction rate of captured emissions >99%.

The TEAM System offers continual rejuvenation of the granulated activated carbon beds, therefore there is no spent activated carbon removal or replacement necessary.

The bacterial population is a particular assemblage of natural bacterial. Initially selected to bio-remediate any hydrocarbon compound. The bacteria are effective on a wide range to include VOC, H2S
and Halogenated compounds. The organisms also can double in population every 15 minutes in a favorably high organic environment. They are
non-toxic and non-pathogenic and have a pre-
determined life cycle. This is due to the special characteristics of this collection of bacteria
which act as modern filters for the granulated activated carbon bed within the TEAM Oxidation System.

The bacteria will reduce the waste process contaminants within the reactor to near EPA drinking water standard and may be
discharged to any waste water disposal line without any sludge buildup
of any kind
. Laboratories have found  <1.0 mg/l of VOC's in a sample of water taken from a high VOC operating system.

When removing emissions and odors, the catalytic carbon bed becomes a extremely large filtration system for specialized smoke and odor removal at casinos, pumping stations or at wastewater
treatment plants. The difference is the
patented method of cleaning the granulated carbon while in place with no operational downtime. The water discharge can be dispensed as normal wastewater.

Some Of The Biodegradable Compounds Served: Smoke Fumes, Odors, Acrylonitrile, Halogenated Hydrocarbons, Aromatics, Heptane, Benzene, Hydrocarbons, Bi phenyl, Jet Fuels, Branched
Hydrocarbons, Kerosene, Chlorinated Phenols, Mercaptan, Chlorobenzene, Methylene Chloride, Cyanide Monoalkylbenzenes, Dichlorobenzene, Oil and Water Base Paints/Fluid/Ink, Diesel Fuels,
Diethyleneglycol, Polycyclic Aromatics, Dioxin, Styrene, Ethylbenzene, Toluene, Gasoline, Xylene, Grease.

Industries Served By The TEAM Biological Oxidation System:
Casinos, Indoor Arenas, Coatings, Oil & Gas Refineries, Waste Treatment, Chemical Manufacturing, Rubber Manufacturing, Fiberglass Production, Foam Production, Printing, Dry Cleaning, Energy,
Steel, Rendering, Bakery, Fishmeal, Natural Gas Processing, Pharmaceutical and SVE Site Remediation.

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