VOC Abatement

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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 […]

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    The Three T’s of Combustion (and Why They Matter in Pollution Control)

The Three T’s of Combustion (and Why They Matter in Pollution Control)

Today, we’re about to go back to class, exploring the basics of combustion, what it takes to achieve complete combustion, and why all of this is important to VOC abatement at manufacturing organizations.
What is Combustion?
In chemistry, combustion is a basic equation meaning “the reaction of oxygen with anything.” When applied to propulsion (internal combustion engines), heat generation, or pollution control, combustion is understood to be the reaction of oxygen with a compound containing carbon and hydrogen.
Basic Chemistry of Combustion
Also known as “burning,” the combustion process occurs when the initial bonds of a carbon-based chemical are destroyed and bond with […]

  • Most Effective VOC Abatement Technologies
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    The Most Effective VOC Abatement Technologies Available Today

The Most Effective VOC Abatement Technologies Available Today

It’s no secret that manufacturing plants, such as paint mills, need to follow rigorous regulations when it comes to disposing of all their waste[1]. This includes the dangerous gas emissions known as volatile organic compounds or VOCs.

These air pollutants are known for causing health complications when concentrated indoors. At the same time, they can also result in the formation of smog and other environmental complications when concentrated outdoors. Finding the most effective VOC abatement technology is critical to creating a sustainable manufacturing facility.

In this article, we will discuss the definition of volatile organic compounds, and highlight the most effective […]

Know Thy Enemy: Volatile Organic Compounds

“If you know your enemies, and you know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.” These words by leading military strategist and inspiration for dozens of business books Sun Tzu are important for everything from business to life to even our topic of the day, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), something we will be discussing today.
You Have a Business to Run—We’ll Make This Quick
Hundreds of thousands of pages have been written on the impact of and strategies to eliminate VOCs and other hazardous air pollutants from the manufacturing process. Federal and State-Level Government agencies have been established […]

RTO Installation in China Destroys VOC Emissions By 98%+

Continuing to expand their global presence, The CMM Group installed a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer in Dongguan, China when a Chinese manufacturer of evaporative cooling pads (used in the agriculture industry) approached them to destroy VOC emissions from the corrugating process.

The manufacturer needed a reliable solution that operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to efficiently control the phenol emissions and turned to The CMM Group for help.

The RTO installation was a success. Installed on a concrete pad, the new 8,000 SCFM (12,500 NCMH) Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer successfully destroys the emissions by 98%+.

The CMM Group recently opened The […]