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Title: At the cutting edge of VOC destruction

Of the 189 substances named as Hazardous Air Pollutants under Title 3 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, approximately 160 are classified as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Stationary sources producing as little as 10 tons per year of any listed substance or 25 tons per year of any combination of listed substances are subject to Title 5 permitting regulations. This shifts the focus from larger installations and means that cost-effective VOC control must be made available for sources producing flows under 5,000 cfm at concentrations less than 500 ppm. And, the VOCs must be controlled without producing high NO{sub x} emissions. In response to this need, Alzeta Corp., with support from the Gas Research Institute (GRI), has developed and is testing the Edge Plus+ family of VOC abatement devices. The systems are specially designed for low flows and low concentrations and can be configured to destroy virtually all types of VOCS. The gas-fired systems use thermal destruction units that provide greater than 99.99% destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) over a wide range of concentrations and operating conditions, thus assuring compliance with all existing and proposed regulations. They also produce less than 10 ppm NO{sub x} and CO (less thanmore » 0.01 lbs./MMbtu input).« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
78047
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Pollution Engineering; Journal Volume: 27; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; NITROGEN OXIDES; CARBON MONOXIDE; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; PERFORMANCE TESTING; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT