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  • Controlling HAP and VOC Emissions with Rotary Concentrator Systems
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    Controlling HAP and VOC Emissions with Rotary Concentrator Systems

Controlling HAP and VOC Emissions with Rotary Concentrator Systems

Reducing the impact that manufacturing plants have on the environment has become one of the hottest topics of conversation today (Science Daily). Factory owners and managers have to follow EPA-established standards and regulations in order to prevent excess pollutants from entering our atmosphere (EPA). That being said, finding the best way to destroy these emissions is a constant challenge.

While there are many types of VOC abatement systems out there, rotary concentrators offer a great solution for industries that have high exhaust volumes with low concentration levels. In this article, we’ll go over the basics of rotary concentrators, how they work, […]

  • Comparing Conveyor Ovens and Batch Ovens
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    5 Things to Consider When Comparing Conveyor Ovens and Batch Ovens

5 Things to Consider When Comparing Conveyor Ovens and Batch Ovens

The time has come—it’s time to replace an old oven or purchase a new one. However, what do you need to look for? What will you decide on? Should you batch your efforts or use a conveyor oven to get the job done?

In anticipation for our upcoming guide on the steps you need to take when purchasing and installing an oven, we would today like to discuss with you some of the top considerations on which one works best for you. The CMM Group has been in the process heat business for nearly two decades and has built custom […]

The Many Applications for Industrial Ovens and Dryers

No matter the industry, if you’re a manufacturer, you likely have process heating needs. Ovens, dryers, cheese melters, and more, even if the physical approach is the same (remove moisture or cause a chemical reaction by applying heat), there are many differences in this process.
Common Applications for Industrial Ovens
Just as there are differences between chemical coatings and ciabatta, there are important differences between curing ovens, baking ovens, and the like—all with different temperatures, heating and cooling cycles, and atmospheres. Today, we would like to explore some of the most common applications in which an industrial oven is used, and […]

  • Benefits Airflow Control Damper
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    The Benefits of Choosing the Best Airflow Control Damper for Your Facility

The Benefits of Choosing the Best Airflow Control Damper for Your Facility

Many manufacturing facilities are required to have emission control and VOC abatement techniques that help them reduce their impact on the environment. Besides having to identify the best VOC abatement technique for your plant, you also need to make sure you have all the necessary backup systems in place to guarantee it runs smoothly.

Although choosing the best VOC abatement method is critical, you also need to find the best way to transport pollutants into the oxidizer itself. With the help of airflow control dampers, you can manage airborne pollutants and transport them into your oxidizer of choice. But choosing […]

The End of Once-In-Always-In

On January 25, 2018, the EPA issued new guidance on a 1995 memo clarifying the initial stance on major and area sources. Now referred to as the “once in always in” rule, this memo set forth rules for the classification of major sources of hazardous air pollutants under section 112 of the Clean Air Act. The update now allows companies the ability to break away from the legal issues that arise for major sources—if they can prove they have reduced emissions to area source levels.
Background: “Once in, Always in”
Section 112 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 made […]

  • Food Manufacturing VOC Abatement
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    Why Food Manufacturers Need to Focus on VOC Abatement in 2018

Why Food Manufacturers Need to Focus on VOC Abatement in 2018

In food manufacturing and baking, consistency is key. Retailers and consumers have come to expect a specific product, and any deviation from perfect can result in complaints and lost business. Knowing this, creating a perfect, repeatable product is only one thing on which food manufacturers need to focus. An equal focus needs to be put on reducing emissions and staying within the confines of the regulatory environment and the expectations of the surrounding community.

These focuses need to be considered in relation to one another—the manufacturing process needs to go smoothly without breaking the law, the emission and odor control […]

  • Catalytic Oxidizers Low Temperature Emission Control
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    Need Low-Temperature Emission Control? Enter Catalytic Oxidizers

Need Low-Temperature Emission Control? Enter Catalytic Oxidizers

Volatile organic compounds and other air pollutants are produced in industries such as printing, paint manufacturing and various coating processes just to name a few (Paint.org). Because of this, organizations and entities such as the EPA have set regulations that these plants and facilities must attain, with the aim of reducing their environmental impact.

There are different VOC abatement mechanisms that are suitable for different circumstances. For example, catalytic oxidizers offer a great alternative to facilities that have low operating temperatures and low volume exhaust streams.

In this article, we’ll discuss the characteristics of catalytic oxidizers, how they work, and when […]

The Cheese Melter: An Unsung Hero in Pizza Manufacturing

If you’re like us, you love the show How It’s Made on the Discovery Channel. Now in its 30th season, the show has helped television viewers and consumers around the world to understand just how much work goes into the manufacturing process of seemingly mundane, everyday items.

One of these episodes discussed the manufacturing of frozen pizzas, a product enjoyed by millions of Americans each day. With more than 350 million tons of frozen pizzas sold each year, Americans enjoy over 2 billion slices of frozen pizza annually—with the average family eating frozen pizza 30 times per year, once every […]

  • Pollution Control Paint Industry
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    Taking Proactive Steps to Pollution Control During Consolidation in the Paint Industry

Taking Proactive Steps to Pollution Control During Consolidation in the Paint Industry

The paint industry has continued to become more and more centralized. With no more than a few hundred players globally, the power is becoming centralized at the top—and according to the Wall Street Journal, more consolidation may be on the horizon. With industry consolidation comes intense focus by regulators, investors, and members of the press, creating an environment where one slip-up could become a PR or investor nightmare. Today, we would like to explore the current state of consolidation in coatings, and discuss why it pays to be proactive in your pollution control activities.
A History of Consolidation in the […]

  • Rotary Concentrator VOC Abatement
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    Rotary Concentrator Systems: A Cost-Effective VOC Abatement Technique

Rotary Concentrator Systems: A Cost-Effective VOC Abatement Technique

There are many types of VOC abatement methods available. Read our article to find out if rotary concentrator combined with an oxidizer is ideal for your facility.

There’s no denying the negative impact that air pollution has on the environment. Contaminants such as volatile organic compounds, also called VOCs, contribute to the formation of ozone (EPA). This, in turn, produces smog and other organic aerosols that have adverse effects on our health and on the environment.

Because of this, plants and manufacturing facilities of all sorts need to implement VOC abatement technologies that help reduce their dangerous emissions. Rotary concentrator systems […]