OdorTeQ BTF is now available to control the emission of HAPs. The technology uses the inherent ability of bacteria to oxidise the HAP. The bacteria use the HAPs as a food source and eliminate them from the air.
These special harmless bacteria are held in a housing and grown on a special support (CleanPaQ""). Using a fan, the air emission is passed over the support and the bacteria remove the HAPs before the air is then released to atmosphere. Nutrients and water are trickled over the support on a continuous basis to keep the bacteria healthy.
OdorTeQ BTF systems are available to treat a range of volumes, concentrations and efficiency. Using our CleanBio computer-modelling program, we are able to size the OdorTeQ BTF to meet your requirements.
Resin production and allied industries produce large volumes (10,000 - 100,000 m3/h) of low HAP (Hazardous Air Pollutants) concentration (e.g. styrene 100ppmv) air emissions. Control of these emissions using conventional technology, such as incineration and carbon adsorption, is generally expensive. OdorTeQ BTF offers an alternative that has the potential to be a more cost effective solution.
Resin Materials Manufacture
General Fibreglass Fabrication
Emissions that can be treated include:
In all situations, the HAP emission from the workplace must be captured and removed to ensure the health and safety of the workers. Traditionally, this meant enclosing the work place and evacuating large volumes of air and directing it to atmosphere. This approach is now being scrutinised and if either the concentration (mg/m3) or the load (g/h) emitted is above a limit, then control technology is required.
In the majority of situations, the concentration of the HAP in the emission varies from 20 to 500ppmv over a time period depending on the type of work being conducted. The emission control equipment must therefore be able to reduce this concentration to a level where the concentration and mass rate are acceptable to regulatory authorities.
Authorities are gradually reducing the permitted discharge concentration of these compounds to atmosphere. In the case of styrene, the levels are being reduced to 5 -10 ppmv.
Regulation is generally based on the ground level concentration and is governed by health or odour impacts. In the past, resin-based industry has used dispersion through stacks as the method of choice. This has led to a philosophy of moving more air and installation of higher and higher stacks. In many instances, this has just moved the problem, rather than solved it.
Many manufacturers have also realised that worker comfort and temperature control are important components in their operations and high exhaust volumes are counter-productive when trying to optimise these aspects.
Clean TeQ Limited | Smart Environmental Solutions
Clean TeQ is a global environmental technology company providing solutions in Air Pollution Control, Water & Wastewater Treatment.
Clean TeQ was founded in 1990, to provide air pollution control solutions, primarily using biotechnology–based processes. Clean TeQ has continued to invest funds into research and development to continually improve the performance and cost effectiveness of the product range. Our company philosophy asks our associates to use innovation and knowledge to deliver superior performance and value to our clients.
Clean TeQ now provides a range of air pollution control, water and wastewater treatment technologies. We seek partnerships with other leading technology providers around the world so that our customers are rewarded with superior solutions through their association with us.
Clean TeQ associates have a range of professional qualifications including engineering (chemical, mechanical, environmental) and science (chemistry, biochemistry, biology). We draw on the experiences of staff world wide, through the bringing together of a multidisciplinary and multinational team. Clean TeQ provides unique products and services, not usually found in environmental solutions providers.