VOC Abatement

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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. […]

How to Reduce VOC Emissions From Paints and Coatings

Paints and coatings are used in many manufacturing processes and are responsible for a significant amount of VOC emissions, which are regulated under strict environmental laws (e.g., the Clean Air Act).

One of the most effective ways to lower the costs associated with air pollutant abatement in manufacturing is to minimize VOC emissions caused by the use of paints and coatings. Here’s how:
1. Increase Paint Transfer Efficiency
During the spray painting process, a certain amount of paint goes past the target and is wasted, thereby increasing VOC emissions.

By improving paint transfer efficiency, which refers to the amount of paint deposited on […]

Why Use a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer for VOC Abatement

For many industrial manufacturers, choosing a VOC abatement technology can have a significant impact on their operating cost and therefore, profitability.

You need to consider the many facets of an emissions control solution – such as upfront investment, ongoing maintenance, the total cost of ownership, energy usage, and plant design – to select the most cost-effective solution for your facility.

A Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) is a VOC abatement technology that works well for many manufacturing plants. Here’s what you need to know when choosing your emissions control solution:
How Does a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) Work?
The process of VOC abatement in […]

3 Ways to Improve the Cost-Efficiency of VOC Abatement

As more awareness is developed around the damaging health and environmental effects of volatile organic compounds (VOC), the government is enforcing stricter regulations to control VOC in the manufacturing industry.

The Clean Air Act is one of the key pieces of legislation for improving the nation’s air quality and protecting the stratospheric ozone layer. Many industrial manufacturers have to install costly equipment and redesign their plants to comply with the law. Failure to do so can lead to citations and hefty fines.

Currently, manufacturers must bear the expenses related to VOC abatement, which impacts the operating cost and the bottom line […]

Controlling VOC Emission in Your Manufacturing Plant

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are generated during a variety of industrial processes such as petroleum refining, metal production, chemical processing, and the manufacturing of consumer and commercial products.

The level of emission, VOC concentration, and exhaust air volume vary depending on the processes and the abatement technologies used.
The Impact of VOC Emission
There are different types of VOCs, many of which are harmful to humans and the environment. They can lead to negative respiratory, allergic, or immune effects such as eye, nose, and throat irritation, headaches, loss of coordination, and nausea. They can also damage the liver, kidneys, and central nervous […]

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    4 Steps To Choosing the Best Industrial VOC Abatement Solution

4 Steps To Choosing the Best Industrial VOC Abatement Solution

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are one of the most common and dangerous pollutants emitted by manufacturing plants. Not only are they harmful to human health, but releasing these substances into the atmosphere can also be a violation of environmental regulations.

It’s therefore essential to implement the right industrial clean air solution for your manufacturing operation. There’s a variety of VOC abatement strategies available – here’s how to select the most appropriate technologies for your plant:
Define Your Requirements
There are many considerations when implementing a VOC abatement strategy. You need to understand all the constraints and requirements so that you can select […]

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    How to Select the Right VOC Abatement Equipment To Reduce Operating Cost

How to Select the Right VOC Abatement Equipment To Reduce Operating Cost

For many manufacturing plants, adhering to strict environmental regulations means having to allocate a large portion of the operating expenses on VOC abatement technologies.

Therefore, choosing the right equipment to optimize efficiency is the key to reducing operating cost and improving your bottom line.
Key Considerations When Selecting Your VOC Abatement Equipment
You can improve operational efficiency and reduce cost by choosing the appropriate VOC abatement system. Here are some key considerations:

List out the types and extent of the air pollutants your plant emits to help determine the most effective abatement equipment for the purpose. You should ensure that the system […]

Understanding Harmful Chemicals: Air Pollution Abatement

Even the smallest industrial operations can release different types of dangerous air pollutants. While all factories should implement ways to treat these emissions before they enter the atmosphere, it’s also important to choose the right machinery.

The best way to choose the best air pollution abatement systems is to understand the emissions your factory generates. In this article, we’ll go over the common types of air pollutants that most factories generate and discuss the impact they may cause.
The impact of pollution
Factories can generate solid waste, liquid residues, and airborne pollutants. All of these are very dangerous and must be handled […]

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    Manufacturers Need to Remain Vigilant in the Wake of Increased Scrutiny

Manufacturers Need to Remain Vigilant in the Wake of Increased Scrutiny

It may be odd to think that a state can charge a manufacturer for anything ranging from product liability to global warming prevention using a very loose interpretation of a law often used to fine people for unkept lawns or running an illegal gambling ring, but there’s currently a dangerous trend that could set dangerous precedent for everyone in the manufacturing community.
Continued Scrutiny on the Manufacturing Community
In a recent blog, we discussed that there is increased focus on manufacturing emissions, due in part to the consolidation taking place between some of the global players in paint and coatings.

However, the […]

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    The CMM Group Releases VOC Abatement Guide for Paint and Coatings

The CMM Group Releases VOC Abatement Guide for Paint and Coatings

Since the dawn of time, humans have wanted to leave their mark. Whether it’s a cave, the Sistine Chapel, or the walls of your home, humans have found ways to combine pigments and carriers for the past 65,000 years in order to leave a lasting impression on a surface. While paint has been around for millennia, mass manufacturing, understanding of volatile organic compounds, and regulations regarding production are a new concept.
VOC Abatement in the Paint and Coatings Industry
New concept or not, these regulations still control the materials you use, the processes you employ, and the amount you emit, and […]