August 2000

Environment

What are the options to control VOC emissions?

Due to stringent environmental laws, operators may consider catalytic processes to destroy hazardous pollutants

Parvesse, T., Met-Pro Corp., Systems Division

Hydrocarbon processing facilities emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) into the atmosphere. Stringent regulations instituted by international governments at all levels - state, federal and local - mandate control of listed chemicals / compounds, which has caused many problems for the HPI. While many restrictions covering atmospheric pollution exist, new regulations and updates to present laws will be even more stringent. To solve these problems now - and accommodate more restrictive standards as they are introduced - catalytic technology may offer the best combination of emissions

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