Companies with odor problems and poorly performing oxidizers have looked to Pro-Environmental Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., for so many years, that the oxidizer manufacturer now has posted many of its solutions to its web site at www.pro-env.com. Here are two of them.
Situation:A 224-unit condominium built next to a coffee company had some of its balconies located within 15' of the coffee maker’s afterburner stack. Odor complaints from residents were a regular occurrence.
Solution:A new afterburner was installed, alleviating the odorous exhaust from the coffee roaster. Complaints ceased.
Situation:A large manufacturer of nail polish enamel was still using its original oxidizer installed 30 years ago. The facility operated with a single shift, requiring frequent startups and shutdowns, which took a toll on the heat exchanger tubes and expansion joints, leading to costly repairs and frequent unscheduled shutdowns.
Solution:A fluidized bed concentrator system was installed to reduce operating costs, improve efficiency of VOC destruction and improve system reliability. The solution translated into natural gas savings of $250,000 in the first year.