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A Novel New Approach to VOC and HAP Emission Control
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HAP (Hazardous Air Pollutant) and VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) thermal emission control devices (ECD) usually require large amounts of energy to operate. They also require large capital investments in heat recovery options and large amounts of real estate. Non-thermal VOHAP (Volatile Organic Hazardous Air Pollutant) emission control devices require additional maintenance. They also require the replacement of costly consumables such as activated carbon or they use large amounts of energy to regenerate the adsorbent. Large air flow rates and low VOHAP concentrations are frequently encountered in industrial processes. This combination of variables makes the capture and destruction or recovery of VOHAP emissions an extremely energy intensive task to perform. A new technology is being developed and tested that addresses all of these issues. It utilizes a novel combination of existing and proven technologies to solve all of these problems simultaneously. This presentation will be the first public disclosure of this new technology and its applications.
SubjectHazardous Air Pollution
Volatile Organic Compounds
Thermal Emissions Control Devices
Volatile Organic Hazardous Air Pollutant Emission Control Devices
McGinness, M. (2000). A Novel New Approach to VOC and HAP Emission Control. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from