Air Pollution

Types of Ancillary Systems for Pollution Control Equipment

The logistics of installing, running, and maintaining pollution control equipment is unique to each manufacturing facility. Production processes, VOC levels, and the size of a plant can dictate what type of equipment must be used to garner optimum results. These variables must be taken into account when selecting a control unit.

However, depending on the facility, ancillary systems may also be required to ensure the unit works efficiently in that specific environment. Turn-key systems with custom ancillary components make it easy for plant personnel to operate the unit efficiently while getting the most of our their pollution control equipment.
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How to Make Pollution Control a Competitive Advantage

When you think of your air pollution control system, it’s likely you see it as a cost of compliance—necessary to avoid fines and lawsuits. Often, companies think of it in the same way they think of quality assurance; failure is more costly than success, and avoiding failure is seen as the only benefit. However, there is a way to turn pollution control into a competitive advantage that can set your company up for long-term success.

Today, we will explore a few reasons you should think of your pollution control solution as more than a necessary cost to avoid EPA fines.
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    Why Regular Maintenance of Pollution Control Equipment Can Improve Efficiency

Why Regular Maintenance of Pollution Control Equipment Can Improve Efficiency

Large manufacturers must adhere to strict emission limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Clean Air Act. In order to meet these standards, some plants must reduce the number of harmful chemicals used during the production process. However, facilities emitting high volumes of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) as exhaust must turn to Pollution Control Equipment to minimize emission levels.

The pressure that manufacturers face to meet emission standards, keep overhead costs low, and satisfy production deadlines can mean they pay less attention to maintenance. However, taking more care to monitor and maintain pollution control units can lead […]

What Are the Different Types of VOC Detectors Available?

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are created when harmful chemicals vaporize at room temperature. Large manufacturing plants using solvents or toxic chemicals during production can release dangerous levels of VOCs into the air. These gases create photochemical smog, which can cause severe health issues in humans and damage the environment.

As per strict EPA guidelines, manufacturers must monitor and control the amount of VOCs they release into the atmosphere. Plant personnel must also monitor the amount of VOCs present inside or around the facility itself. Sensors are used to detect VOC levels and keep workers aware of any changes in the […]

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    Combining Regulatory Compliance and Cost Efficiency in Paint Manufacturing

Combining Regulatory Compliance and Cost Efficiency in Paint Manufacturing

For millennia, humans have left their mark on the world using three key ingredients—pigment, binder, and solvent. From the dawn of man to today, the methods and materials have evolved, additives have become prevalent, and manufacturing processes have improved, but the world of paint still relies on these three components.
The Paint Industry Evolves to Meet Evolving Regulations
However, just as materials and processes have evolved, so has the regulatory landscape. Concerns about the environment, worker safety, and consumer health have put immense pressure on the industry, and throughout the mid-20th century, regulators and lawmakers took aim at the paint industry—the […]

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    Is Your Current Emissions Control Operation Optimized for Best Results?

Is Your Current Emissions Control Operation Optimized for Best Results?

How to know when it’s time for a change.
Manufacturers must adhere to strict emission limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industry leaders, and governing bodies. The Clean Air Act (1970) enforces these limits and updates them as new technologies emerge. While removing the use of harmful substances during the production process is recommended, it is not always feasible for manufacturers reliant on specific chemicals.

An emissions control system regulates and reduces the output of harmful pollutants by collecting and destroying volatile organic compounds (VOC) during production. Choosing the best system for your business is essential for meeting EPA […]

What to Look for in a Right VOC Abatement Solution

Tips for finding the best emission reduction technology for your manufacturing plant.

Installing a VOC abatement solution for your manufacturing plant is a sizable investment, and choosing the right solution is key to maximizing your ROI.

To get the most out of your VOC emission control system, you need to choose the right technology and work with a reputable vendor so you can optimize the system’s operating efficiency.

Here’s how to select the right VOC abatement solution for your manufacturing facility:
Design and Installation
Besides the cost of the equipment, you should make sure that the system is designed to meet the needs of […]

The Continued Rise of Flexo: Driving Factors and Challenges

Despite humble beginnings, flexographic printing has become a huge part of the printing and packaging world, providing a versatile, repeatable, and extremely efficient way to transfer ink to a wide range of surfaces.

Today, with a market size of over $10 billion for flexographic ink, analysts expect this process to see continued growth in coming years—a 4.5% compound annual growth rate between now and 2024. However, with stringent requirements from a wide variety of regulators, those using the flexo printing process will need to strive for compliance.
A Brief History of Flexographic Printing
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How to Optimize the Performance of Your Rotary Concentrator

Manufacturing plants that generate a low to moderate amount of pollutants can reduce operating costs by using a rotary concentrator for VOC and air pollutant abatement.
How a Rotary Concentrator Works
A rotary concentrator efficiently removes and destroys volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and air pollutants with a two-step process.

A ductwork collection system in a rotary concentrator captures exhaust air, which is then passed through a high-efficiency filter to remove particulates.

Next, the airstream is directed through the rotating concentrator wheel, where pollutants are adsorbed by the hydrophobic Zeolite media, which is permanently bonded to a corrugated mineral fiber substrate inside the rotor.

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    Catalytic Oxidizer Maintenance for Effective Air Pollution Abatement

Catalytic Oxidizer Maintenance for Effective Air Pollution Abatement

The control of air pollutant emissions – such as VOCs, NOx, and SOx – is a costly process for manufacturers. Selecting and properly maintaining your air pollution abatement system will not only help you stay compliant with strict regulations but also lower your operating costs, reduce downtime, and increase efficiencies.

One of the most effective air pollution abatement solutions for the manufacturing industry is catalytic thermal oxidizers. Along with a proper maintenance plan, the equipment offers a cost-efficient solution to air pollutant emissions control.
How a Catalytic Oxidizer Works
Catalytic oxidizers use heat to break down harmful chemicals generated from manufacturing processes. […]