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    Ethylene Oxide Sterilization - Air Pollution Control Options

    Posted by Jan Carlson

    Oct 30, 2018 7:29:00 AM

    Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a flammable, colorless gas used as an agent to sterilize equipment and plastic devices that cannot be sterilized by steam, such as healthcare devices and instruments.   Ethylene oxide is also used to make other chemicals that produce many everyday products including plastics, textiles, adhesives, detergents and cosmetics. 

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    Topics: News, Air Pollution Control, Environmental and Regulatory, Catalytic Oxidizer, Pharmaceutical & Medical, Case Studies


    Case Study: Odor Abatement Solutions

    Posted by Jan Carlson

    Sep 10, 2018 1:28:59 PM

    Odor issues related to industrial processes are not uncommon.  An odor is caused by one or more volatilized organic compounds (VOCs) that humans can perceive by the sense of smell.  The challenge is that “odor is subjective, and what is sweet to some, can be a nuisance to others.   In most cases the compounds that create the offensive odors are not present in sufficient concentrations to present a health threat, however they can diminish the quality of life of those exposed to them by their offensive nature. 

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    Topics: VOC Emissions, Case Studies, Odor


    Drum Manufacturing and Reconditioning VOC Control

    Posted by Scott Harmsen

    May 4, 2018 12:06:58 PM

    One of the most common methods of transporting bulk cargo is a cylindrical container known as a drum, also referred to as a barrel.  These drums are used to transport thousands of different cargo including industrial chemicals, acids (and other corrosives), oils, solvents, paints, resins, adhesives and soaps.  Painted steel drums and drums made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), typically called poly, or plastic drums, are used most often to transport and store such cargo.

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    Topics: VOC Emissions, Paint & Coatings, Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer, Case Studies


    Railcar Painting & Surface Coating VOC Control

    Posted by Scott Harmsen

    Mar 27, 2018 8:32:57 AM

     

    Trains and locomotive railcars operate in harsh environments which degrade the exterior paint and protective finish over time.  For the interior of the tank and hopper cars, the linings must provide protection from highly corrosive cargo which can lead to heavy corrosion and premature coating failure.  These vessels require durable and long-lasting finishes as varying weather and cargo can strip away these protective coatings.

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    Topics: VOC Emissions, Paint & Coatings, Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer, Case Studies


    Flavoring & Fragrance Manufacturing Solutions for VOC and Odor Control

    Posted by Scott Harmsen

    Mar 1, 2018 6:33:58 AM

     

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and odors are natural by-products of many chemical manufacturing processes. The manufacturing of powdered and liquid flavorings & fragrances involves production phases where VOCs and odors can escape into the ambient air.  Recapture of the VOCs is important in the prevention of air pollution and smog.  Smog is formed when VOCs react with nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the presence of sunlight. The reaction forms ground level ozone, airborne particulates, and some other pollution. FLavor and Fragrance.jpg

    Ozone has been selected as the standard to measure ground level pollution, a precursor under EPA’s criteria pollutant program.  Areas of the country that have ozone readings above EPA guidelines are ruled nonattainment areas and have stricter regulations for VOC, CO, and NOx emissions. This proves that although the compounds that create offensive odors may not be present in sufficient concentrations to present a health risk, they can diminish the quality of life for the community surrounding the manufacturing process.

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    Topics: VOC Emissions, Flavoring and Fragrance, Case Studies


    Rubber Products Mfg & Air Pollution Particulate: Tire-d of the Build Up?

    Posted by Scott Harmsen

    Nov 8, 2017 4:49:34 PM

    Industrial manufacturing companies, such as the tire and rubber manufacturing industry are striving for maximum uptime of their process manufacturing equipment. It is vital that unplanned downtime is kept to a minimum, and maintenance intervals can be predicted to match the scheduled downtime of each individual facility. This is especially true with your air pollution control equipment which is essentially the “permit to operate” the revenue generating portions of your manufacturing process.  Don’t let the stress of untimely and costly downtime build up, literally. 

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    Topics: Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer, Automotive Industry, Rubber & Rubber Products, Case Studies


    Chemical Mfg. Plant Avoids Long Term Shut Down with Thermal Oxidizer

    Posted by Scott Harmsen

    Oct 10, 2017 8:28:00 AM

    Recently, Catalytic Products International (CPI) worked with a customer who determined during a routine plant inspection that they had unexpected emissions from their process. This can happen as regulations change and as plants continue to improve operations or even change products or processes.  In this case, the customer voluntarily shut down their process immediately until a solution could be found.

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    Topics: Thermal Oxidizer, Chemical Industry, Case Studies


    Automotive Parts Coater Exceeds Local Air Quality Requirements

    Posted by Jan Carlson

    Mar 4, 2014 5:19:00 AM

    Today many companies are faced with unique air pollution control problems arising from their part coating operations. Not only are vented emissions required to be controlled, but now a more pressing issue is how to treat fugitive emissions.

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    Topics: Catalytic Oxidizer, Automotive Industry, Paint & Coatings, Case Studies, Fastener Coating


    Automotive Manufacturer Chooses the QUADRANT SR Thermal Oxidizer

    Posted by Jan Carlson

    Mar 4, 2014 5:19:00 AM

    The worlds largest automotive manufacturer recently installed our QUADRANT SR-Series Thermal Oxidizer for use at destroying CO and VOC emissions from the exhaust generated by an engine test cell facility. The test facility houses several engine, transmission, and chassis dynamometer’s. The manufacturer demanded a system that would provide the highest uptime reliability and highest performance.

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    Topics: Thermal Oxidizer, VOC Emissions, Automotive Industry, Case Studies, Heat Exchanger


    Solid Waste Gasification Pollution Abatement

    Posted by Jan Carlson

    Mar 4, 2014 5:18:00 AM

    QUADRANT NR-SD SERIES THERMAL OXIDIZER

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    Topics: Thermal Oxidizer, Case Studies


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