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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Common Catalytic Oxidizer Questions


Q: What does it do?

Q: How does it look?

Q: How does it work?

Q: What are the benefits of using this system?

Q: What process is it best suited for?

Q: Is it adequate for low flow-rates?

 

About Pollution Systems


Q: What makes us unique?

Q: What are our company core values?

Q: Where are we located?

Q: Where do we provide equipment/service?

 

General


Q: How long does it take to install a new air pollution abatement system?

Q: What industries do we service?

Q: What safety measures do we take?

Q: Do we have systems for lease/rent?

 

Catalytic Oxidizer Answers


Q: What does it do?
A Catalytic Oxidizer is an air pollution control system that incorporates a metal catalyst bed inside a thermal oxidizer, to rid an air stream of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

 

Q: How does it look?
Please visit our image gallery to see our catalytic oxidizers in action.

 

Q: How does it work?
The metal catalyst inside the equipment allows for the destruction of the harmful VOCs at much lower temperatures and energy levels.

 

Q: What are the benefits of using this system?
By using a catalyst, oxidation of the VOCs is achieved at much lower temperatures compared to straight thermal oxidation. This translates into lower manufacturing and operating costs as well as lower temperatures (which subsequently diminishes the potential for carbon monoxide and NOx emissions).

 

Q: What process is it best suited for?
This system is appropriate in process applications where VOCs are consistent and catalyst and particulate poisons are not present, (since these can degrade the catalyst). Some of the more common industrial applications appropriate for this system include ethylene oxide production, commercial bakeries, and coating and laminating.

 

Q: Is it adequate for low flow-rates?
Sizes for this system range from small skid-mounted units designed for a few hundred standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM), to large machines capable of treating emissions greater than 10,000 SCFM.

 

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About Pollution Systems


Q: What makes us unique?
Pollution Systems differentiates itself from other air pollution equipment-manufacturers by approaching every business opportunity as a partnership between ourselves and the client. We don’t just provide our clients with a system; we use our vast experience in engineering and applications to creatively tailor a solution that solves our client’s issue with optimum performance and efficiency.

 

Q: What are our company core values?

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Getting the Job Done
  • Proactivity
  • Good Judgement
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity

 

Q: Where are we located?
Pollution Systems is headquartered in Houston, TX and has designated representatives covering the U.S.

 

Q: Where do we provide equipment/service?
Our company has designed and serviced systems for clients all over North America. We have also worked internationally.

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General


Q: How long does it take to install a new air pollution abatement system?
The timeframe of a typical air pollution system, from start to finish, depends on the size and complexity of the project as well as the internal processes for approvals and execution. For a more accurate estimate on a project timeline, we have developed a tool that generates a realistic timeframe based upon the variables you input. Find it here.

 

Q: What industries do we service?
Pollution Systems has existing experience with companies in various applications and we offer our expertise and service to all industries in need. View our Industries Page for a full list and detailed information on how our systems are used across different operations.

 

Q: What safety measures do we take?
Our company culture is centered on safety and our staff translates this priority from the office to the worksite. We are members of the Houston Area Safety Council and participate in OSHA Compliance Safety Programs every year.

 

Q: Do we have systems for lease/rent?
Yes we do. Please contact our sales team to inquire about the availability of our rental oxidizer and scrubber.

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