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Food Processing Industry

The food industry is highly competitive with many of the facilities subject to laws and regulations including environmental control.  Developing and maintaining a solid reputation is critical for revenue growth. Operations are subject to extensive and increasingly stringent regulations administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which pertain to the discharge of materials into the environment and the handling and disposition of wastes. Failure to comply with these regulations can have serious consequences, including civil and administrative penalties and negative publicity.  Meeting environmental requirements and impacts, such as odor, are necessary to maintain a positive company image and continuous operation of manufacturing facilities. 


Food Manufacturing

Pollution Systems is an experienced leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality air pollution control systems for Food Manufacturing. Our main goal is to be the preferred supplier to meet the long term needs of the Food Processing Industry. Our customers include major food manufacturers and our systems have solved a broad range of challenging issues such as VOC and odor control from food manufacturing and particulate matter (PM 2.5 or PM 10) removal from drying and cooking processes.  


We recognize that each operating problem is unique and that the solution should be tailored to meet local and federal governmental requirements while supporting the individual plants production and operating goals. Our sales account managers and technical group work with our customers to carefully define the problems and requirements they are facing. Based on those conversations, we develop our recommended solution based on our extensive experience and broad choice of technologies. Each solution will be designed to meet OSHA, NFPA, FDA and USDA guidelines and includes a guarantee that it will meet your treatment requirements. On acceptance, prior to building the system, we develop equipment and electrical drawing’s, P&IDs and highlight major components for review and approval. Our customers then have the opportunity to provide any additional input and modifications before the equipment is built. 


Animal Feed

Animal Feed processors need to control both dust and odor pollution resulting from their manufacturing processes. During the grinding and drying process, dust particulate (PM 10 or PM 2.5) can be introduced into the exhaust stream. In addition, the odors generated during processing need to be neutralized. Pollution Systems offers solutions to remove the odor and any particulate from the exhaust stream. Concerned about Odor Control? Read our Odor Control Case Study.

Animal Feed Processing/Agricultural Processing Facility

Agricultural Processing Facility 


Air Pollution Equipment for Food Processing

Typical air control solutions for the food and feed industry include Wet Scrubbers and Thermal Oxidizers for particulate and odor control issues.


  • Pollution Systems’ proprietary Multi-vane Venturi Scrubber Model MVS-41 is ideal for fine particulate (PM 2.5) removal and used by our customers in baby cereal and yeast manufacturing.
  • Venturi Scrubber Model VS-3, with its clean-in-place system, is very effective in grease or oil-laden air emissions and multiple units have been used by our customers to treat exhaust from meat cooking.
  • Our Packed Bed Chemical Scrubber Model CS-17 is successful for odor control of air emissions for water treatment of food waste.
  • Recuperative Thermal Oxidizers use combustion to neutralize odors in exhuast that contains high levels of particulate or VOCs and are compatible with higher temperature drying processes

Every system has modern, Automated System Controls to optimize the system's efficiency, safety, ease-of-operations, and reliability. Contact us to request a copy of our cut sheets for any of these models.



Below are case studies you may be interested in where we used our scrubber technology to help a food processing plant:



Scrubbers or Oxidizers Tailored to Your Process Application

Our passion for solving challenging problems and creating great solutions brings value to our customers with the assurance that meeting regulatory challenges without major operational impact can be a strategic asset.  Pollution Systems’ engineers can provide you with the Wet Scrubber or Thermal Oxidizer designed to meet the unique specifications of your food processing application. Our expert staff has the skill and experience to provide an efficient, reliable, cost-effective solution for your food processing operation.


Buying equipment from Pollution Systems is only the beginning, not the end. We design and build the systems and provide technical support throughout the life of the equipment. We also offer short, medium and long-term Rentals of our Thermal Oxidizers for industrial processing during the installation of new equipment, for extra waste processing during remediation, or for running pilot studies prior to purchase.


Let Pollution Systems assist in defining the best path forward for your challenge.

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