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    EPA Proposes Reclassifying 7 Areas to Serious in 2019

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes Reclassifying Seven Areas in 2019 to “Serious” for the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

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    Topics: Environmental and Regulatory, News, Blog


    Ethylene Oxide Sterilization - Air Pollution Control Options

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


    How to Make a Positive Impact on the Environment This Earth Day

    Monday, April 22, 2019, marks the 49th annual Earth Day.  Earth Day was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, who was concerned that environmental issues were not being addressed.  He created the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, as a "national teach-in on the environment,” with celebrations taking place at universities, primary and secondary schools, and communities across the United States.  The first Earth Day was effective at raising awareness about environmental issues and transforming public attitudes.  It is thought that over 20 million people participated in events that day.  In 1990, Earth Day became a worldwide event, with over 140 countries and 200 million people participating.  Today, more than 1 billion people are involved in Earth Day activities, making it "the largest secular civic event in the world."

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    Topics: Air Pollution Control, Environmental and Regulatory, Blog


    Expert Interview: Consulting on Environmental Regulations

    At Catalytic Products International, we work with a variety of experts who deal with air pollution control systems at every level. Just as we regularly share our clients’ success stories, we want to look at the work that our team does to meet those clients’ needs.

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    Topics: Air Pollution Control, Environmental and Regulatory, Safety Regulations, Expert Interviews, Blog


    EPA Regulations: How CPI Can Help You Maintain Continuous Compliance

    As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) develops new control technique guidelines, the definition of the RACT (Reasonably Available Control Technology) standards changes on a state level. 

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    Topics: Environmental and Regulatory, Blog


    Measuring VOC Abatement Air Flow - Tips and Tricks


    Accurate measurement of airflow is a key part of properly sizing and selecting a new air pollution control device such as a thermal or catalytic oxidizer. Ongoing maintenance of existing thermal oxidizer’s should also include periodic air flow measurements. Usually, airflow measurement is a straightforward exercise, but special situations sometime occur that require alternatives. In this blog, we'll discuss the basics of airflow measurement and how to handle some problematic conditions.

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    Topics: Air Pollution Control, Maintenance and Repairs, Environmental and Regulatory, Blog


    What Does a Non-Attainment Designation Mean?


    Air quality regulation starts with National Ambient Air Quality Standards, more commonly known by the abbreviation NAAQS. The NAAQS represent the maximum concentration of each regulated pollutant that can be present in the air we breathe, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Each maximum concentration is chosen to fulfill the EPA’s mandate to protect human health and the environment. 

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    Topics: Air Pollution Control, Environmental and Regulatory, Blog


    NFPA Report Examines Explosions in Ovens, Furnaces, and Dryers

    NFPA_Report_-_Oven_Furnace_and_Dryer_Explosion_Incidents.jpgRecently, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) funded a report that looks to gather information regarding explosions in ovens, furnaces, and dryers. The report was prepared by Sreenivasan Ranganathan and Sean Gillis of the Fire Protection Research Foundation. The report is important work that will be used by the NFPA technical committee during review of the upcoming code revisions.

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    Topics: Environmental and Regulatory, Safety Regulations, Blog


    Air Pollution Control Technology Review: Biological Control

    Many pollutants, both natural and synthetic, are gaseous in nature and require specific technology to effectively remove the pollutant from an exhaust or process gas stream. Gaseous industrial pollutants can include:  

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    Topics: Air Pollution Control, Environmental and Regulatory, Blog


    Air Pollution Control Technology Review: Condensation

    Many pollutants, both natural and synthetic, are gaseous in nature and require specific technology to effectively remove the pollutant from an exhaust or process gas stream. Gaseous industrial pollutants can include: 

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    Topics: Air Pollution Control, Environmental and Regulatory, Blog


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