There is the misconception that oil and gas are used exclusively for the energy system, but petrochemicals are the building blocks in the manufacturing processes of many modern products. Textiles, rubber, electronic devices, packaging, fertilizers, and household cleaners are products made with petrochemicals; alternative energy sources such as solar panels, wind turbine components, and electric vehicle parts also require these compounds during manufacturing. In spite of the many benefits of these goods, the production and use of petrochemicals pose environmental hazards and require the treatment of process emissions.
The Need for Air Pollution Control in Petrochemical Processing Plants
In hopes of achieving a sustainable global energy system to combat climate concerns, governmental restrictions have increased to help reduce the environmental impact of industrial manufacturing processes on people and the planet. Facilities must take proper measures to ensure compliance with regulations and sustainability initiatives; otherwise, fines or plant shutdowns may arise.
In addition to tightening regulations and enforcement, there are increasing incentives for sustainable manufacturing processes. Companies are motivated to proactively address air emissions to ensure continuing operations and maintain a positive reputation.
Types of Oxidizers & Scrubbers for the Petrochemical Industry
Pollution Systems has comprehensive scrubber and oxidizer solutions with features specifically designed to remove the particular chemical or residue waste generated by each process.
Chemical Gas Scrubbers – remove petrochemical and gas residues in exhaust vapors through chemical reactions with acidic or basic cleaning solutions that inject into the waste stream.
Recuperative Oxidizers – using combustion to destroy the targeted pollutants, most effective for exhaust streams containing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and particulate concentrations that would foul other air pollution control equipment.
Enclosed Flares – can treat high VOC exhaust streams, offering destruction rates greater than 99%.
Catalytic Oxidizers – handle low, stable VOC concentrations and are suitable to treat petrochemical process exhaust streams that do not contain high levels of particulate or poisons.
Abatement Technology Fabricated For Your Industrial Process
Our 4D design approach allows us to manufacture an air emission control system that is suitable for your petrochemical processing application. Pollution Systems’ technical staff will work closely with you to design an energy-efficient, reliable, and long-lasting solution for your process emissions.
A midstream processor needed an air pollution control solution that could intermittently treat their waste acid gas exhaust during plant shutdowns. The amine facility used an Enclosed Flare to successfully abate these pollutants.