Air Pollution Control Equipment
by Industry


Many types of air pollution control equipment are used across nearly all industrial processing and manufacturing industries to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and other greenhouse gases (GHG).

Pollution control devices and abatement equipment are used in nearly every industrial processing and manufacturing industry.

Types of Industrial Pollution Equipment:

  1. Oxidizers
  2. Scrubbers
    • Wet Scrubber
    • Gas Scrubber
    • Dry Scrubber
    • Acid Scrubber
    • Ammonia Scrubber
    • Chlorine Scrubber
    • Venturi Scrubber
    • Smokestack Scrubber
  3. Adsorption/Concentrators
    • Fixed bed: Activated Carbon/Zeolite
    • Rotor wheel: Activated Carbon/Zeolite
    • Fluidized Bed: Activated Carbon
  4. Particulate Filtration
    • Dust Collectors
    • Baghouse
    • Filter box
    • Cartridge Filters
    • HEPA Filters

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Animal Feed Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Animal feed manufacturing creates airborne particulates, dust, and odor pollution - resulting from the grinding, pelleting, and drying processes. The dust particles and odors generated are introduced into the exhaust stream and need to be captured and neutralized before they may be released to atmosphere.

Primary Contaminants

  • Dust
  • Particulates
  • Odors

Types of Equipment Used

Key Challenges

The primary challenge in the animal feed industry is for larger plants with large exhaust air volumes. A large volume flow rate odor problem means we will need to use a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO). The problem is that the ceramic media in the RTO has small gaps and is very prone to clogging easily. A comprehensive dust/particulate filtering solution will be required for the combined system to have a long life. Both wet and dry filter options are available.

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Automotive Industry Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Air pollution control applications in the Auto industry include:

  • Vehicle body painting applications, including paint booth and cure oven emissions,
  • Plastic bumper/fascia and component painting,
  • Engine test stations,
  • Tire manufacturing, and
  • Dashboard component coating.

Primary Contaminants

  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
  • HAPs - Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Odors
  • Particulate from paint overspray

Types of Equipment Used

Key Challenges

Recently, many automotive paint suppliers have started using siloxanes and silicon-based chemicals as a flow additive/agent and to promote cross-linking in the cured paint. These compounds provide unique challenges for RTOs and Adsorption systems alike. The siloxanes can be highly volatile, meaning they will vaporize and reach the pollution control equipment in gas phase. In the case of RTOs, the siloxanes will form silicone dioxide (SiO2) in the combustion chamber, coating the ceramic media with a highly-stable white powder that cannot be burned out or washed out. Typically, the upper layer of heat exchange media will need to be replaced periodically.

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Industry Experience:

  • TANN Corporation
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, concentrators, and energy recovery options. TANN has provided almost all of the RTOs to General Motors' plants in the last decade.
    • Request a quote from TANN
  • Anguil Environmental
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, concentrators, and energy recovery options. Anguil has provided RTOs to Subaru, Toyota, and more.
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  • Catalytic Products (CPI)
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, concentrators, filtration systems, and heat exchangers. CPI has provided RTOs to Honda, Volkswagen, and more.
    • Request a quote from Catalytic Products
  • Durr Cleantech
    • Offers built-in wet scrubbers and thermal/catalytic oxidizers. Durr has provided RTOs to BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lamborghini, Ford, and more.
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Building Materials Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Sources of air pollution that are common to manufacturing of building materials include: dryers, ovens, furnaces, boilers, and kilns used for production of bricks, tiles, insulation, glass, cabinets, drywall, and roofing products can emit many pollutants simultaneously, often requiring multi-stage emission control. Batch mixing, cutting, buffing, polishing, and finishing processes often produce particulate matter, aerosols, and fine dust requiring efficient capture and filtration to reduce and eliminate health risks to plant workers and the surrounding community.

Specific applications, include:

  • Glass production
  • Vinyl manufacturing
  • Fiberglass insulation
  • Foam panels, boards, & cores
  • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) - Styrofoam
  • Asphalt / Cement processing
  • Asphalt roofing products
  • Kitchen & bath fixtures
  • Lighting products (bulbs & fixtures)
  • Brick & tile production
  • Ceramic products
  • Textile production
  • Wood products & laminates
  • OSB / Engineered wood
  • Flame lamination emissions
  • Drywall & gypsum products
  • Product safety testing oven emissions

Primary Contaminants

  • Acid & alkaline gases & fumes – NH3, H2S, HCl, SO2, HF
  • Alcohols
  • Fine aerosols
  • Particulate matter – PM10 & PM2.5
  • Odors
  • VOCs
  • Mist & Dust Collection
  • HAPs from Dryer & Oven exhaust

Types of Equipment Used

Key Challenges

The primary challenge in the building materials industry is when multiple types of airborne contaminants are present requiring multiple stages of emission capture, such as a wet scrubber with a thermal oxidizer or dust collector and carbon adsorber. Often times, multiple stages of capture may be required.

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Chemical Industry Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Air pollution control applications in the Chemical industry include:

  • Acid production
  • Ethanol, Corn Processing, Biodiesel
  • Fertilizer plants
  • Halogenated compounds (Fl, Cl, Br, etc)
  • Toxic chemicals and gases
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Formaldehyde
  • Petrochemicals
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Ammonia
  • Adhesives
  • Flavors and Fragrances
  • Paint and coatings production

Primary Contaminants

  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
  • HAPs - Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Odors
  • Toxic chemicals and gases

Types of Equipment Used

  • Gas Scrubber - A gas scrubber is used to remove corrosive, toxic, and harmful gases and liquid aerosols including: halogenated compounds, acids, inorganics, and more.
  • Wet Scrubber - A wet scrubber can be used when contaminants are water soluble or require a liquid phase reaction such as a strong acid and/or base.
  • Thermal Oxidizers - to treat VOCs and other organic chemical gas emissions.
  • Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers
  • Catalytic Oxidizers - to treat pure chemical emissions from a single process.

Key Challenges

Chemical processing can be done in a batch or a continuous process, which provides an additional challenge for managing VOC loading and staying under 25% LEL levels.

Chemical production also produces some corrosive and other toxic inorganics that require scrubbing prior to oxidation. Multiple systems in series are common to handle all the contaminants.

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Chemical Industry Experience:

Oxidizer Suppliers:

  • EPCON Industrial
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, concentrators, and energy recovery options. Epcon has provided equipment to National Oilwell Varco, Tinker Airforce Base, Wheeling Corrugated, Sharney Container, Tekno, and Pan-Glo / RT Bundy.
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  • Catalytic Products (CPI)
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, concentrators, filtration systems, and heat exchangers. CPI has provided equipment to ICL Specialty Fertilizers, Lithographic Industries, BE&K, GreenMantra Tech, and Advanced FlexComp.
    • Request a quote from Catalytic Products
Scrubber Suppliers:
  • Hydro-sonic Systems
    • Offers several wet scrubber technologies with patented hydro-sonic nozzles which are optimized for fine particulates (< 1 µm). Hydro-sonic has provided systems to Dow Chemical, Monsanto Chemicals, Texas Instruments, Kerr-McGee, BP Chemicals, BASF, Syntex Chemical, and DuPont.
    • Request a quote from Hydro-sonic Systems
  • HEIL Process Equipment
    • Offers gas scrubbers, wet scrubbers, carbon adsorbers, and air strippers and separators. HEIL is experienced in the Chemical industry, having engineered new air pollution control systems for high pollutant loading with elevated temperature and pressure. HEIL is a certified Veteran-owned Small Business.
    • Request a quote from HEIL

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Coatings Industry Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Air pollution control applications in the Coatings industry include spraying or applying paints, coatings, laminates, or solvents, and the curing ovens for those coatings. Specific applications include:

  • Coil coating
  • Wire coating
  • Plastics
  • Aluminum cans
  • Paper
  • Magnetic tape
  • Parts coating
  • Metal components
  • Drum coating
  • Flow coating
  • Fasteners coating
  • Coatings manufacturers / coatings suppliers

Primary Contaminants

  • VOCs
    • Hydrocarbons
    • Aromatic hydrocarbons
    • Ketones
    • Xylenes
    • Hexane
    • Ethers
  • Odors
  • Toxic fumes, such as isocyanates

Types of Equipment Used

  • Thermal Oxidizers - effective at destroying VOCs, odors, and some toxic fumes.
  • Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers
  • Gas Scrubber - A gas scrubber can be used to filter the inorganic emissions, toxic fumes, and other contaminants from the exhaust before releasing to atmosphere. Removal efficiencies of 99% can be achieved.
  • Venturi Scrubber

Key Challenges

For a coating process, the key pollution control challenges include installing a permanent total enclosure (PTE) to capture fugitive emissions and recycling, recirculating, or cascading exhaust air to reduce the total volume of exhaust air sent to abatement. All strategies seek to increase capture efficiency while reducing air volume, thereby concentrating the VOCs in the process exhaust air.

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Oxidizer Suppliers:

  • EPCON Industrial
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, concentrators, and energy recovery options. Epcon has provided equipment to Tinker Airforce Base, Wheeling Corrugated, Sharney Container, and Tekno.
    • Request a quote from EPCON
  • Catalytic Products (CPI)
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, concentrators, filtration systems, and heat exchangers. CPI has provided equipment to Lithographic Industries, BE&K, GreenMantra Tech, and Advanced FlexComp.
    • Request a quote from Catalytic Products
  • Gulf Coast Environmental
    • GCES offers thermal oxidizers, concentrators, scrubbers, adsorbers, and energy recovery options. GCES has installed their equipment at Honeywell, CK Tech Painting, Saint Gobain, and more.
    • Request a quote from GCES
  • Intellishare Environmental
    • Offers thermal oxidizers: direct-fired, regenerative (RTOs), and recuperative (TRO) with heat exchanger. Intellishare has provided thermal recuperative oxidizers (TROs) to Honda, Nissan, Toyota, and more.
    • Request a quote from Intellishare

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Composites Industry Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Air pollution control applications in the Composites industry include:

  • Carbon Fiber furnace and oven emissions
  • Low- and High-Temperature (LT / HT) furnaces
  • Fiberglass Polymer emissions
  • Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) production
  • Fiber Web Resin Impregnation
  • Styrene resin emissions
  • Spraying clearcoat and other coatings
  • Composite Parts Coating Cure Ovens

Primary Contaminants

  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
    • Styrene
    • Xylene, Ethyl Benzene, and Phenol
  • HAPs - Hazardous Air Pollutants
    • Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN)
    • Ammonia (NH3)
    • Silicon Dioxide (SiO2)
    • Nitrous Oxide (NOX)
    • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
    • Tar
  • Odors

Types of Equipment Used

  • Direct-fired Thermal Oxidizers (DFTOs) - to treat high concentrations of styrene and other VOCs.
  • Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers - to abate large volumes of VOCs and HAPs.
  • Catalytic Oxidizers - when the chemical formula is simple and stable, a CATOX system may be used to reduce energy costs.
  • Dust Collector - may be used prior to RTO, CATOX, or Concentrator when the exhaust stream contains particulates, aerosols, or other liquid/solid contaminants.
  • VOC Concentrator - A carbon- or zeolite-based concentrator may be used when the airflow volume is high but concentration of VOCs is low.

Key Challenges

Due to the batch process, when composite parts are loaded into the furnace, it causes a large burst of VOCs and HAPs to be released in a narrow window of time. The oxidation equipment needs to be able to handle large variations in VOC loading during production.

Another challenge is styrene emissions. High styrene content is key to product quality and longevity, but capturing and destroying styrene emissions can be expensive. Balancing the quality and production cost equation can be tricky.

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Industry Experience:

  • EPCON Industrial
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, concentrators, and energy recovery options. Epcon has provided equipment to Tinker Airforce Base, Wheeling Corrugated, Sharney Container, and Tekno.
    • Request a quote from EPCON
  • Anguil Environmental
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, concentrators, and energy recovery options. Anguil has provided RTOs to Subaru, Toyota, PACCAR, Peterbilt, and more.
    • Request a quote from Anguil
  • Ship and Shore
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, concentrators, filtration systems, and heat exchangers. S&S has provided equipment to Starflex, Transcontinental Packaging, and more.
    • Request a quote from Ship and Shore
  • Durr Megtec
    • Offers thermal oxidizers and catalytic oxidizers. Durr Megtec has provided RTOs to Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Kia, Subaru, Louisiana-Pacific, Swiss Krono, and more.
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Food Processing Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

The food and beverage industries use various cooking and processing methods that create hazardous and/or odorous emissions:

  • Food processing
  • Beverage production
  • Bakery ovens - Ethanol
  • Brewery
  • Meat cookers
  • Fish, fishmeal, & fish oil
  • Cheese
  • Roasting
  • Oven
  • Frying
  • Rendering animal fats
  • Candy/Confectionery Panning/Polishing/Glazing
  • Coffee & Cocoa Bean Roasting
  • Flavoring, spices, and aromatics
  • Particulate from coffee roasting
  • Grease from frying and rendering operations
  • Smoke emissions
  • Gum manufacturing
  • Other sticky or volatile vent streams

Primary Contaminants

  • Grease / Oil Mists
  • Particulates / Flour Dust
  • Odors
  • Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs):
    • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
    • Ammonia (NH3)
    • Mercaptans / Thiols (-SH)
    • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
    • Hydrochloric Acid (HCl)
    • Acetic Acid (CH3COOH)
    • Phosphoric Acid (H3PO4)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
    • Ethanol
    • Other alcohols, esters and aldehydes
  • Opacity

Key Challenges

In the food industry, high levels of humidity are often found in the exhaust streams from the various cooking processes. This humidity and heat can cause corrosion issues in the ductwork and air pollution abatement equipment, so typically stainless steel components and ductwork will be used.

When dealing with high levels of grease, oil, and particulate - filtration is typically required. Options include fabric filters, cartridge filters, wet scrubbers, self-cleaning ceramic filter (SCCF).

If using an RTO for ethanol, for example, the various particulates must be filtered out prior to the RTO or they will clog the media.

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Food Industry Experience:

Oxidizer Suppliers:

  • CECO Environmental
    • Offers a full line-up of thermal oxidizers and scrubbers. CECO has provided pollution control equipment to Kraft Foods, ConAgra Foods, and Kimberly Clark.
    • Request a quote from CECO
  • Catalytic Products (CPI)
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, concentrators, filtration systems, and heat exchangers. CPI has provided equipment to multiple confectioners, multiple flavorings plants, a Southern USA bakery, and an Eastern US Bakery.
    • Request a quote from Catalytic Products
Scrubber Suppliers:
  • Tri-Mer
    • Offers various wet scrubber designs and advanced dust collector systems. Tri-Mer has provided systems to Fishery Products, ConAgra Foods, Colgate-Palmolive, Erickson Cosmetics, and other manufacturers of spices and freeze-dried fruit products.
    • Request a quote from Tri-Mer
  • HEIL Process Equipment
    • Offers gas scrubbers, wet scrubbers, carbon adsorbers, and air strippers and separators. HEIL is experienced in the Food Processing industry, having engineered new air pollution control systems for high contaminant loading. HEIL is a certified Veteran-owned Small Business.
    • Request a quote from HEIL

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Landfill & Biogas Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Air pollution control applications include:

  • Landfill off-gas: Landfills are the single largest source of U.S. man-made methane emissions.
  • Municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF)
  • Biogas - produced by the anaerobic decomposition or breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen.
  • Decomposition of agricultural waste, manure, municipal waste, plant material, sewage, green waste or food waste.
  • Volatilization of organic compounds

Primary Contaminants

  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
    • Methane
  • NMOC - Nonmethane Organic Compounds
  • Odors
    • Hydrogen Sulfide - H2S - distinct rotten-egg odor

Types of Equipment Used

  • Direct-fired Thermal Oxidizer - if the landfill gas or biogas is 3-5% methane by volume or greater, then a DFTO can operate in a steady-state condition without supplemental natural gas. If biogas is 1.5-3% by methane, a Thermal Recuperative Oxidizer (TRO) with 60% heat exchanger may be used for steady-state operation.
  • Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers - To treat biogas when the methane concentration is less than 1.5% by volume.
  • Enclosed Flare - similar to a direct-fired therm oxidizer (DFTO), above, the enclosed flare allows for supplemental oxygen to be introduced to fuel the combustion reaction. Methane concentration of 5% by volume is required to use a flare.
  • Wet Scrubber - A wet scrubber may be used after the incineration of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to capture, particulate, heavy metals, and inorganics.

Background Info

Most landfill gas is produced by bacterial decomposition, which occurs when organic waste is broken down by bacteria naturally present in the waste and in the soil used to cover the landfill. Organic wastes include food, garden waste, street sweepings, textiles, and wood and paper products. Peak production of methane and biogas occurs after the waste has been buried for 5-7 years. The rate of biogas production depends on amount of oxygen present, moisture content, temperature, and age of landfill.

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Industry Experience:

  • CECO Environmental
    • Offers a full line-up of thermal oxidizers and scrubbers. CECO has provided pollution control equipment to Eastman, DuPont, Masco, Alcoa, ConAgra, Goodyear, BP, Kraft, Fender, and more.
    • Request a quote from CECO
  • John Zink Hamworthy
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, gas flares, burners and heat exchangers (HEX). John Zink Hamworthy has provided equipment to the oil & gas, chemical, and landfill/biogas industries.
    • Request a quote from John Zink
  • Intellishare
    • Offers direct-fired, recuperative, and regenerative thermal oxidizers. Intellishare has provided thermal oxidizers to LIPARI LANDFILL, Honda, Toyota, and Nissan.
    • Request a quote from Intellishare
  • Mech-Chem Fume Scrubber
    • Offers fume and particulate scrubbers for many applications. Mech-Chem has provided their Fume Scrubber to AK Steel, Caterpillar, GE Aviation, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, Saint Gobain, and Siemens.
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Metal Finishing Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

  • Grinding and Drilling
  • Polishing
  • Coating and Laminating
  • Galvanizing or Aluminizing
  • CNC Machining
  • Cleaning
  • Shot Peening
  • Chemical Milling
  • Chemical Stripping
  • Anodizing
  • Electroplating
  • Acid Etching
  • Plating: Zinc, Nickel, Cadmium, Chrome
  • Phosphating
  • Aluminum bright dip
  • Stainless steel and alloy pickling
  • Coating application lines, flash-off areas, and drying/curing ovens
  • Foundries: Aluminum, Cast Iron
  • Mining and Minerals Processing, Quarries
  • Precious Metal Recovery, Liquid Toluene

Primary Contaminants

Common emissions from the metal processing and finishing industry include:

  • Metal dust and particulates
  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs):
    • Ammonia (NH3)
    • Hydrochloric Acid (HCl)
    • Nitric Acid (HNO3)
    • Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4)
    • Chromic Acid
    • Hydrofluoric Acid (HF)
    • Phosphoric Acid
    • Alkaline emissions, Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)
    • NOx gases, such as NO and NO2

Types of Equipment Used

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Metal Finishing Industry Experience:

Oxidizer Suppliers:

  • EPCON Industrial
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, concentrators, and energy recovery options. Epcon has provided equipment to Tinker Airforce Base, Wheeling Corrugated, Sharney Container, and Tekno.
    • Request a quote from EPCON
  • TANN
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, concentrators, filtration systems, and heat exchangers. TANN has provided oxidizer equipment to General Motors (GM), Magna International, and Continental Automotive.
    • Request a quote from TANN
Scrubber Suppliers:
  • Vanaire
    • Offers several scrubbers designs (Air, Gas, Fume, Wet) using custom-built PVC or Fiberglass. Vanaire has provided systems to the metal finishing, electroless plating, steel pickling, Automotive, and Aerospace industries.
    • Request a quote from Vanaire
  • Mech-Chem
    • Offers scrubbers in all varieties: Wet, Venturi, Particulate, Ammonia, Chrome, NOx, Acid, plus dust collectors and carbon adsorbers. Mech-Chem has provided systems to AK Steel, Caterpillar, GE Aviation, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, Saint Gobain, and Siemens.
    • Request a quote from Mech-Chem
  • Tri-mer
    • Offers gas scrubbers, wet scrubbers, particulate scrubbers, dust collectors, and acid scrubbers. Tri-mer has provided scrubber systems to Fishery Products, ConAgra Foods, Colgate-Palmolive, and Erickson Cosmetics.
    • Request a quote from Tri-mer

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Oil & Gas Industry Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Air pollution control applications in the Oil & Gas industry include:

  • Tail gas emissions
  • Off-gas treatment
  • Petroleum refining
  • Natural gas processing, transmission
  • Tank venting
  • Separators
  • Sulfur recovery systems
  • Wet wells
  • Loading and unloading tank trucks
  • Barge loading and unloading
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Amine stripper off gas (tail gas)
  • Natural gas midstream facilities
  • Natural gas fractionation plants
  • Petrochemical plants
  • Glycol dehydration
  • Amine desulfurization / sweetening
  • Refinery wastewater treatment

Primary Contaminants

  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
    • Methane
    • Hydrocarbons: methane, ethane, propane, butane, benzene, etc.
    • Petroleum by-products
  • HAPs - Hazardous Air Pollutants
    • Acid gases
  • Odors
    • Hydrogen Sulfide - H2S (sour gas) - rotten-egg odor
  • Particulates

Types of Equipment Used

Equipment Restrictions

Catalytic oxidizers typically cannot be used because sulfur will poison/foul the catalyst material.

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Industry Experience:

  • EPCON Industrial
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, concentrators, and heat recovery options. Epcon has provided equipment to National Oilwell Varco, Tinker Airforce Base, Wheeling Corrugated, Sharney Container, and Tekno.
    • Request a quote from EPCON
  • Anguil Environmental
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, concentrators, and energy recovery options. Anguil has provided RTOs to the largest U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer, to one of the largest independent processors of natural gas and natural gas liquids in North America, and to the midstream division of a large, multinational energy corporation.
    • Request a quote from Anguil
  • Catalytic Products (CPI)
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, thermal combustion systems, and heat exchangers. CPI has provided RTOs other equipment to multiple Natural Gas Midstream Processing facilities.
    • Request a quote from Catalytic Products
  • John Zink Hamworthy
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, gas flares, burners and heat exchangers (HEX). John Zink Hamworthy has provided equipment to the natural gas, petroleum refining, and other oil & gas industries.
    • Request a quote from John Zink
  • CECO Environmental
    • Offers a full line-up of thermal oxidizers and scrubbers. CECO has provided pollution control equipment to Eastman, DuPont, British Petroleum (BP), Alcoa, Masco, and more.
    • Request a quote from CECO

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Packaging & Labeling Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

  • Packaging and Labeling
  • Flexible (Plastic) Packaging
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Folding carton
  • Corrugated cardboard outer packaging
  • Metal packaging, cans and boxes
  • Aluminum cans, tin cans
  • Light metal containers
  • Closures and components
  • Graphics application
  • Metal lithography
  • Drying ovens
  • Metal decorating
  • Food packaging, i.e. potato chip bags
  • Labels and tapes

Primary Contaminants

  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
    • Vapors from ink solvents, graphics, and laminates
  • HAPs - Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Odors

Types of Equipment Used

Key Challenges

The primary challenge for air pollution control in the packaging and graphics industry is the capture of fugitive emissions and potential requirement of a Permanent Total Enclosure (PTE).

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Industry Experience:

  • EPCON Industrial
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, concentrators, and heat recovery options. Epcon has provided equipment to National Oilwell Varco, Tinker Airforce Base, Wheeling Corrugated, Sharney Container, and Tekno.
    • Request a quote from EPCON
  • Catalytic Products (CPI)
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, concentrators, filtration systems, and heat exchangers. CPI has provided equipment to Celanese, Total, Dupont, Targa, 3M, and Honda.
    • Request a quote from Catalytic Products
  • TANN
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, concentrators, filtration systems, and heat exchangers. TANN has provided oxidizer equipment to General Motors (GM), Magna International, and Continental Automotive.
    • Request a quote from TANN
  • Durr Megtec
    • Offers thermal oxidizers and catalytic oxidizers. Durr Megtec has provided RTOs to Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Kia, Subaru, Louisiana-Pacific, Swiss Krono, and more.
    • Request a quote from Durr Megtec
  • CECO Environmental
    • Offers a full line-up of thermal oxidizers and scrubbers. CECO has provided pollution control equipment to Eastman, DuPont, British Petroleum (BP), Alcoa, Masco, and more.
    • Request a quote from CECO

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Painting Industry Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Air pollution control applications for painting include:

  • Paint spray booth exhaust
  • Paint cure oven exhaust
  • Heated or ambient flash-off tunnels
  • Aerospace: Aircraft fuselages and parts
  • Automotive: Vehicle bodies (metal), plastic bumpers
  • Defense: Tanks, vehicles, missiles/weapons
  • Semi-trucks and trailers
  • Heavy machinery, construction equipment, cranes
  • Off-road vehicles: 4-wheelers, ATVs, SxS, UTVs
  • Bus painting
  • Recreational vehicles (RVs)
  • Rail car or train car painting
  • Metal drum painting
  • Plastic parts / component painting
  • Paint mix room vents, tank vents
  • Paint manufacturers / paint suppliers

Primary Contaminants

  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
    • Xylenes
    • n-Butyl Acetate
    • Heavy Naptha
    • Alcohols, glycol ethers, ketones, esters
    • Aromatic hydrocarbons
    • Aliphatic hydrocarbons
  • HAPs - Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Odors
  • Toxic fumes, such as Isocyanate
  • Particulate from paint over spray

Types of Equipment Used

  • Wet Scrubber - A wet scrubber is typically integrated directly into the paint spray booth itself and provided by the paint system equipment supplier.
  • Dry Filter - In some applications a dry filter system may be used instead of a wet scrubber. In high-volume applications, a series of dry filters may be installed after the wet scrubber, depending on the scrubber's capture efficiency.
  • Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer - used to treat VOC emissions from a majority of paint lines, the RTO is the most robust solution.
  • VOC Concentrator with Thermal Recuperative Oxidizer - an alternate to the RTO. Best suited for paint formulas with VOCs that are easily captured by activated carbon or zeolite.
  • Catalytic Oxidizers are not recommended due to the catalyst's sensitivity to paint formulation changes. Any future paint additives may foul the catalyst.

Key Challenges

  1. Exhaust air volume reduction via recycling
  2. Filtration of paint overspray and particulates
  3. If no booth, use of emissions-capture hoods and enclosures
  4. Siloxanes and silicon-based paint additives:
Recently, many paint suppliers have started using siloxanes and silicon-based additives in their paints. At high temperatures, the siloxanes will form a sticky silicone dioxide (SiO2), which will coat the ceramic media or heat exchanger with a highly-stable white powder that cannot be burned out or washed out. Over time, the powder builds up and starts to restrict air flow through the thermal oxidizer, increasing the pressure drop and decreasing airflow. Eventually, this decreased throughput will affect the booth and oven air balance by reducing the exhaust volume.

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Paint Industry Experience:

  • TANN Corporation
    • Offers regenerative thermal oxidizers, concentrators, and energy recovery options. TANN has provided most of the RTOs to General Motors' paint shops in the last decade. TANN has also provided equipment to Magna's and Continental's component paint lines.
    • Request a quote from TANN
  • Durr Cleantech
    • Offers wet scrubbers, dry scrubbers, regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTO), heat recovery options, and many filtration options. Durr has provided RTOs for treating paint booth and cure oven exhaust to BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lamborghini, Volkswagen, Ford, and many more. It's parent company, Durr Systems, provides entire paint line systems to many of the major Auto OEMs worldwide.
    • Request a quote from Durr Cleantech
  • Catalytic Products (CPI)
  • CECO Environmental
    • Offers a full line-up of thermal oxidizers and scrubbers. CECO has provided pollution control equipment to Dupont, Masco, Goodyear, Alcoa, Honda, and Fender Guitars.
    • Request a quote from CECO

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Pharmaceutical Air Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Air pollution control applications for the Pharmaceutical industry include:

  • Pill coating (tablet coating)
  • Pill drying ovens
  • Process reactor venting
  • Mixing operations
  • Distillation units
  • Centrifuges
  • Fluid-bed processing
  • Tray drying
  • Storage tanks
  • Gas cylinder emergency release
  • Biologics, biotechnology
  • Bagging, bottling, dry mixing
  • Vitamins, nutritional supplements
  • Cosmetics, perfumes, toiletries
  • Medical devices
  • Disinfecting operation
  • Ethylene Oxide (EtO) for medical equipment sterilization

Primary Contaminants

  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
    • Ethanol
    • Isopropyl alcohol (IPA)
    • Toluene
    • Many organic solvents
  • HAPs - Hazardous Air Pollutants
    • Ethylene oxide (EtO)
    • NOx
  • Halogenated compounds - Chlorine, Fluorine, Bromine, etc.
    • Hydrogen Chloride, Methylene Chloride
    • Inert process streams
    • Inorganic acids
      • Nitric Acid
    • Dust/Particulate

Types of Equipment Used


Oxidizers:

Scrubbers:
  • Wet Scrubber - A wet scrubber can be used to scrub vent gases with airborne liquids, solvents, and other contaminants such as EtO.
  • Acid Gas Scrubber - An acid gas scrubber can be used to scrub acidic vent gases with an alkaline liquid to neutralize the acids.
Others:
  • Mist Eliminators
  • Dust Collectors / Dry Filtration
  • Fume Hoods

Key Challenges

The primary challenge in the pharmaceutical industry is being able to handle both batch and continuous operations with the same VOC control equipment.

When processing in batches the exhaust volumes and VOC concentrations can be highly variable, from near-zero up to VOC concentrations in excess of 100% of LEL (lower explosion limit). Special care must be taken to dilute these exhaust gases to a safe, non-explosive concentration before sending to the oxidizer. The same VOC control equipment must also be able to handle high air volumes and lower VOC concentrations during purge periods between batches.

Other challenges include corrosive acids may be produced in the process off-gas or in the post-combustion gases. An acid gas scrubber must be used in combination with an oxidizer.

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended suppliers with Pharmaceutical industry experience:

Oxidizer and Scrubber suppliers:

  • Anguil Environmental
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, RTOs, catalytic oxidizers, and their self-cleaning ceramic filter (SCCF) for high levels of particulate. Anguil also offers an acid gas scrubber add-on to any oxidizer system.
    • Request a quote from Anguil Environmental
  • Catalytic Products (CPI)
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, RTOs, catalytic oxidizers, and dry filtration solutions. CPI also offers a quench and scrubber add-on system for corrosive and acid gases. CPI has provided equipment to Mayne Pharma and a Fortune 100 Pharmaceutical manufacturer.
    • Request a quote from Catalytic Products
  • CECO Environmental
    • Offers a full line-up of thermal oxidizers and scrubbers. CECO has provided pollution control equipment to Dupont, Masco, Alcoa, ConAgra, Kimberly Clark, Hexcel, and Raytheon.
    • Request a quote from CECO
  • Gulf Coast Environmental
    • GCES offers thermal oxidizers, concentrators, scrubbers, adsorbers, and energy recovery options. GCES has installed their equipment at Honeywell, CK Tech, Saint Gobain, and more.
    • Request a quote from GCES
Scrubber suppliers:
  • HEIL Equipment
    • Offers a complete line-up of scrubber systems. HEIL has provided packed-bed scrubber air pollution control equipment to the Pharmaceutical, Medical, and Biotech industries.
    • Request a quote from HEIL

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Printing Industry Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Air pollution control applications in the Printing industry include:

  • Flexographic printing (Flexography)
  • Lithographic printing
  • Gravure printing, Rotogravure
  • Digital printing: inkjet & xerography
  • Laser printing
  • Offset lithography
  • Newspaper publishing and printing
  • Screen printing
  • T-shirt, textiles printing
  • Commercial printing
  • Letterpress
  • Ink manufacturing
  • Web handling
  • Print dryers

Primary Contaminants

  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
  • HAPs - Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Odors
  • Toxic fumes

Types of Equipment Used

Key Challenges

Key challenges in the printing industry include capture of emissions, odors, and toxic fumes in the printing/press rooms and in the print dryers and ovens. Capture of all fugitive emissions may require an enclosure with negative pressure and exhaust fan. Consideration of water-based vs solvent-based inks is also important in designing a custom air pollution control system.

Before selecting equipment, customers should minimize the total exhaust air volume from printing operations by recirculating, recycling, or cascading air from low concentration and low temperature areas to areas of higher temperature and higher concentration before exhausting and sending to the final air pollution abatement device. This air volume reduction strategy will reduce the size of your oxidizer, saving you money in capital and operating costs. All the recommended suppliers, below, will be able to assist you with this air reduction effort.

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Printing Industry Experience:

  • Ship and Shore
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, concentrators, filtration systems, and heat exchangers. Ship and Shore (S&S) has provided equipment to Starflex, Transcontinental Packaging, and more.
    • Request a quote from Ship and Shore
  • Anguil Environmental
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, concentrators, and energy recovery options. Anguil has over 300 successful printing installations worldwide.
    • Request a quote from Anguil
  • CECO Environmental
    • Offers their Adwest regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO), VOC Concentration equipment, and many filtration options. CECO has provided pollution control equipment to Kraft Foods, ConAgra Foods, and Kimberly Clark.
    • Request a quote from CECO
  • TANN Corporation
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, concentrators, filtration systems, and heat exchangers. TANN has provided oxidizer equipment to General Motors (GM), Magna International, and Continental Automotive.
    • Request a quote from TANN

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Rubber & Plastics Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Air pollution control applications in the Rubber & Plastics industries include:

  • Rubber mixing
  • Rubber curing / vulcanizing
  • Natural or synthetic rubber
  • Rubber products: tires, boots, hosing, belts, gaskets, seals, protective clothing
  • Plastic injection molding
  • Plastic products: plastic sheet, plastic pipe, plastic bottles
  • Latex products
  • Silicone rubber
  • Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR)
  • EPDM rubber
  • Polychloroprene (neoprene rubber)
  • Elastomers
  • Cure oven exhausts

Primary Contaminants

  • Blue haze
  • Particulates / opacity
  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
    • Ethanol - from mixing
  • HAPs - Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Odors
  • Toxic fumes

Types of Equipment Used

Key Challenges

The primary challenge in the rubber and plastics industry is particulate carryover. The rubber manufacturing process releases sticky particulates that are tricky to transport. Minimizing duct runs is critical because the sticky particulates will build up can cause duct fires or thermal events. Typically a baghouse or wet dust collector is used prior to the oxidizer or prior to any long duct runs. Monitoring the baghouse for blow-outs is key to minimize the particulate build-up on critical surfaces, like ceramic media.

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Rubber & Plastics Industry Experience:

  • CECO Environmental
    • Offers their Adwest regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO), VOC Concentration equipment, and many filtration options. CECO has provided pollution control equipment to Goodyear Tires, Honda, Ford, GM, Dupont, BP, and more.
    • Request a quote from CECO
  • Catalytic Products (CPI)
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, RTOs, catalytic oxidizers, VOC concentrators, and many filtration solutions. CPI also offers heat exchangers and heat recovery systems. CPI has provided equipment to Celanese, Total, Dupont, 3M, and Honda.
    • Request a quote from Catalytic Products
  • Durr Cleantech
    • Offers wet scrubbers, dry scrubbers, regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTO), heat recovery options, and many filtration options. Durr has provided RTOs to BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lamborghini, Volkswagen, and Ford.
    • Request a quote from Durr Cleantech
  • Anguil Environmental
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, concentrators, and energy recovery options. Anguil has installed RTO equipment at Subaru, PACCAR, Peterbilt, and more.
    • Request a quote from Anguil

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Semiconductor & Electronics Fab
Air Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Air pollution control applications include:

  • Semiconductor fabricators
  • Circuit board
  • Electronics
  • LCD displays
  • Solar Panels
  • Chip fab
  • Battery manufacturing (Li-ion) - NMP recovery
  • Computers, monitors, televisions
  • Printed circuit boards (PCB)
  • Soldering and coating processes
  • Electronic components: transistors, capacitors, resistors, diodes.
  • Silicon manufacturing
  • Glass coating
  • Wafer etching (microfabrication)
  • Vapor deposition

Primary Contaminants

  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
  • HAPs - Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Odors
  • Expensive solvents to recover

Types of Equipment Used

Key Challenges

Some of the key challenges in the semiconductor and electronics industry are:

  1. Fast-paced industry with process turnover, project speed is crucial
  2. Requiring 100% uptime for 24/7 operations
  3. Precision manufacturing down to the nano-meter scale
  4. Pressure-sensitive manufacturing process: the VOC abatement equipment cannot exert any back-pressure on the exhaust air flow when switching valves or transitioning
  5. High quality standards, high reliability required
  6. Acid compatibility and corrosion protective materials
  7. Strict, high standards for controls and PLCs

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Industry Experience:

  • Catalytic Products (CPI)
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, concentrators, filtration systems, and heat exchangers. CPI has provided RTOs to Honda, Volkswagen, and more.
    • Request a quote from Catalytic Products
  • Gulf Coast Environmental Systems
    • GCES offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, RTOs, VOC concentrators, and energy recovery options. GCES has installed their equipment at Honeywell, CK Tech, Saint Gobain, and more.
    • Request a quote from GCES
  • Anguil Environmental
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, RTOs, concentrators, and energy recovery options. Anguil has provided over 100 oxidizer systems to semiconductor or electronics manufacturers.
    • Request a quote from Anguil
  • HEIL Process Equipment
    • Offers gas scrubbers, wet scrubbers, carbon adsorbers, and air strippers and separators. HEIL is experienced in the semiconductor industry.
    • Request a quote from HEIL

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Wastewater Treatment Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Applications in the Wastewater treatment industry include:

  • Wastewater treatment
  • Sewage treatment
  • Contaminated water
  • Ground water remediation
  • Industrial wastewater (IW)
  • Oil & Gas, water recovery
  • Superfund sites, pump and treat
  • Municipal waste treatment
  • Vent gas streams
  • Storage tanks

Primary Contaminants

  • Odors
    • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
    • Dimethyl sulfide
    • Methanethiol (Methyl mercaptan)
    • Carbon disulfide
    • Propanethiol (n-Propyl mercaptan)
    • Ammonia
  • Toxic substances
    • Halogenated compounds (HF and HCl)
    • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Diesel range organics (DRO)
  • Gasoline range organics (GRO)
  • HAPs - Hazardous Air Pollutants

Types of Equipment Used

  • Aqueous RTO - can handle both liquid and gas-phase VOCs, mixed with water. The wastewater is sprayed into a hot air stream, turning it into vapor. It's then passed through the RTO in normal fashion.
  • Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer - the 3-chamber RTO and Rotary RTO are the best solutions for odor abatement.
  • Odor Scrubber
  • Air Stripper

Key Challenges

The first challenge in wastewater treatment is fully separating the components using an air stripper, or chemical means of separation.

Another major challenge is odor control. Many odors can be detected at very low concentrations, often less than 1 part per million (<1ppm) or some compounds can even be detected into the parts per billion (ppb) range. Odor is tricky to control because it can be subjective to detect, sometimes judged by an odor panel. To remain in compliance, odor control systems, odor scrubbers, and oxidizer systems need to be engineered for 99+% destruction rates. Sometimes a final "polishing" bed of activated carbon may be needed.

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Industry Experience:

  • Catalytic Products (CPI)
  • Gulf Coast Environmental Systems
    • GCES offers thermal oxidizers RTOs, VOC concentrators, odor scrubbers, and energy recovery options. GCES has installed their equipment at Honeywell, CK Tech, Saint Gobain, and more.
    • Request a quote from GCES
  • Anguil Environmental
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, RTOs, concentrators, and energy recovery options. Anguil has provided many systems to industrial and municipal wastewater applications.
    • Request a quote from Anguil
  • EPCON Industrial
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, RTOs, and heat recovery options. Epcon has provided equipment to National Oilwell Varco, Tinker Airforce Base, Wheeling Corrugated, Sharney Container, and Tekno.
    • Request a quote from EPCON

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Wood Products Industry Pollution Control


Applications / Use Cases

Air pollution control applications in the Printing industry include:

  • Oriented strand board (OSB)
  • Medium density fiberboard (MDF)
  • Plywood
  • Particleboard
  • Wood pelletizing
  • Southern yellow pine (SYP)
  • Engineered wood products
  • Wood products: veneer, fiberboard
  • Pulp and paper
  • Wood furniture
  • Cabinets
  • Painting and staining
  • Dryers and press vents
  • Waste wood combustion systems

Primary Contaminants

  • Particulate
    • Wood shavings, sawdust
    • Sticky particulate
  • VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds
    • Acetaldehyde (Ethanal)
    • Acrolein
    • Formaldehyde
    • Methanol
    • Phenol
    • Propionaldehyde (Propanal)
  • HAPs - Hazardous Air Pollutants

Types of Equipment Used

Key Challenges

The key challenge in the wood products industry is dealing with particulate. Many processes in the wood products industry generate a lot of particulate: a very coarse, heavy particulate, so typical dust collectors, baghouses, or cartridge filters would accumulate and clog way too quickly. The particulate will plug RTO media, so it must be handled upstream. Typically a venturi pre-scrubber will be used on any high particulate loading applications, while a cyclone scrubber would be used on wood dryer applications such as OSB, particleboard, pellet plants, or MDF.

The next challenge is the resins used in bonding wood products contain many solvents wood dryer exhausts may require alkali-resistant ceramics to prevent alkali attack. Some applications may require corrosion-resistant materials.

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers with Industry Experience:

  • Durr Megtec
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, particulate scrubbers, venturi scrubbers, wet electrostatic precipitators, and cyclone scrubbers. Durr Megtec has installed over 300 of their CleanSwitch RTOs since 2000, with over 50 in the engineered wood products industry, including Louisiana-Pacific and more. It's their primary industry served.
    • Request a quote from Durr Megtec
  • Ship and Shore
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, filtration systems, and heat exchangers. Ship and Shore (S&S) has provided equipment to Starflex, Transcontinental Packaging, and more.
    • Request a quote from Ship and Shore
  • CECO Environmental
    • Offers a full line-up of thermal oxidizers and scrubbers. CECO has provided pollution control equipment to Masco, Hexcel, Alcoa, Fender, and Kimberly Clark.
    • Request a quote from CECO
  • EPCON Industrial
    • Offers thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, and many filtration options. Epcon has provided equipment to Wheeling Corrugated, Sharney Container, and Tekno.
    • Request a quote from EPCON

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