VOC Abatement

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    Choosing the Best VOC Abatement Technique for Your Flexographic Printing Operation

Choosing the Best VOC Abatement Technique for Your Flexographic Printing Operation

Despite the fact that the process is extremely dynamic, flexographic printing facilities also face an array of challenges. Maintaining high levels of efficiency on all fronts is critical. However, you need to abide by certain regulations to avoid getting penalized and to reduce its negative effects on the environment.

In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of how flexographic printing works, the impact it has on the environment, and the best VOC abatement technologies for these facilities.
What Is Flexographic Printing?
As the name suggests, flexographic printing is a versatile process that is ideal for large-scale operations. In a nutshell, flexography uses […]

VOC Abatement in Package Printing

For an industry like package printing, it’s easy to see yourself as the most important part of the value chain. Whether it’s printing labels, printing of flexible packaging, or printing on the package itself, your industry’s work comes into contact with every single consumer—every single day.

However, the operations of any printing operation—Gravure, flexographic, offset, or digital, among others—produces a great deal of volatile organic compounds. It’s often considered a “necessary evil” of doing business, as printing doesn’t happen without solvents, and the use of solvents creates VOCs.
Five VOC-Laden Processes in Package Printing
In a recently released report, the Task Force […]

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    5 Signs a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer Can Improve Your Facility’s Operations

5 Signs a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer Can Improve Your Facility’s Operations

As every single factory manager will tell you, all manufacturing plants focus on improving efficiency while reducing costs. While it may seem like a straightforward task, identifying areas of improvement can be anything but simple. Depending on the type of plant you manage, installing a new or updating your current air pollution control system can have a monumental impact on your entire operation.

In this article, we’ll go over the basics of regenerative thermal oxidizers, how they work, and how to identify if your plant can benefit from a new RTO.
Benefits of Implementing an RTO
A regenerative thermal oxidizer, also known […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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    A Beginner’s Guide to Implementing Catalytic Oxidizers for VOC Abatement

A Beginner’s Guide to Implementing Catalytic Oxidizers for VOC Abatement

Catalytic oxidizers can help destroy VOCs and other dangerous pollutants, so check out our complete guide to learn more today!

VOCs and other dangerous airborne pollutants can have adverse effects on our health (source). For this reason, factories and manufacturing facilities are required to put abatement methods in place that help destroy these pollutants before they enter our atmosphere.

There are many different VOC abatement techniques out there, but catalytic oxidizers are among the most cost-effective VOC abatement systems available today.
How Do Catalytic Oxidizers Work?
Air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds can be destroyed and broken down into heat, water, and […]

The Science of Pollution Control: Destruction Efficiency

As we continue our Science of Pollution Control series, we would today like to look at another important consideration in pollution control: destruction efficiency.
What is Destruction Efficiency?
Destruction efficiency is, in simple terms, the effectiveness to which an oxidizer (VOC Abatement System) works.

Sometimes referred to as destruction and removal efficiency (DRE), this is a percentage that represents the number of molecules of a compound removed or destroyed in an oxidizer relative to the number of molecules that entered the system. (For example, a DRE of 99.99 percent means that 9,999 molecules are destroyed for every 10,000 that enter.
Calculating Destruction Efficiency
As […]

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    Choosing the Best VOC Abatement System for Food Manufacturers

Choosing the Best VOC Abatement System for Food Manufacturers

Since the 1970s, food manufacturing facilities are responsible for controlling their dangerous gas emissions. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are some of the most common pollutants food factories and bakeries generate, and can severely hinder the environment if released into the atmosphere untreated.

There are now various VOC abatement systems and technologies available that are suitable for different factories, including food manufacturing and packing facilities. In this article, we will provide you with a few tips on how to find the ideal VOC abatement system for your factory.
Do All Food Manufacturers Need VOC Abatement?
As a rule of thumb, only factories that […]

The CMM Group Releases VOC Abatement Guide

What does new car smell have in common with freshly baked bread? The same thing it has in common with diesel emissions, dry cleaning solution, a can of paint, and a vast majority of manufacturing emissions. All of these are the result of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon-based compounds that exist as a gas in normal temperature and pressure. Many of these compounds are responsible for adverse health, economic, and environmental effects.
Volatile Organic Compounds Pose Threats to Health, Economy, and Environment
While the definition of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) is simple—carbon-based compounds that exist in a gaseous form at normal […]