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Technologies for Air-Pollution Control: Combustible and Non-Combustible Methods

Effective control technologies are crucial for mitigating the adverse effects of air pollution. The selection of combustion-based or non-combustion-based technologies requires careful consideration of numerous factors Air-pollution control technologies are critical for reducing the negative impacts of industrial operations on…

Recently Published Books for the CPI: July 2023

The following is a list of recently published books that may be relevant to professionals in the chemical process industries (CPI).  Turquoise Hydrogen: An Effective Pathway to Decarbonization and Value Added Carbon Materials. Edited by Matteo Pelucchi and Matteo Maestri,…

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Facts At Your Fingertips: Control-Valve Emissions and Packing

Fugitive emissions — defined as unintended releases of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from process equipment to the atmosphere — have been a long-standing issue in the chemical process industries (CPI). Valves and pumps are two of the leading sources. With…

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Avoiding Mistakes When Emptying Spill Pallets

Following these guidelines can help workers to take the proper precautions to minimize the risk of leakage from spill pallets Container liquid leaks can occur at any time, even when all precautions have been taken and containers are stored on…

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How Protective is Your PPE?

As process technologies — and their associated risks to workers — evolve, personal protective equipment must continue to push the boundaries in both functionality and comfort Personal protective equipment (PPE) — helmets, fire-resistant clothing, gloves, goggles and so on —…

Petroleum Refining Decarbonization Strategies

As refiners respond to shifting product demand, pressure to decarbonize operations builds. Investments in low-carbon hydrogen technologies, process optimization and integration projects are on the rise The petroleum-refining sector sits in a unique place: global demand for refined products —…

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Perform dewatering, drying and cleaning of liquid waste in a single process

A recently commissioned, 150,000-ton/yr facility in Sumner, Wash. is the first wastewater-treatment plant to deploy a new liquid-waste treatment technology. Owned by Generate Upcycle (San Francisco, Calif.; www.generatecapital.com), and operated in partnership with Sedron Technologies, LLC (Sedro-Woolley, Wash.; www.sedron.com), the…

Designing a Multi-Stage Thermal Oxidizer System

Thermal oxidizers can be used for the abatement of a wide range of air pollutants and volatile organic compounds. This article describes the custom design of a thermal oxidizer to treat three different waste streams from a biogas plant A…

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Design for Safety: Tips for Proactive Risk Reduction

Thoughtful design can help reduce safety risks at process plant sites by proactively eliminating possible hazards and modifying personnel behaviors Safety is an important value in any organization, but is particularly important in the chemical process industries (CPI) when the…

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ESG Programs: Understanding the Untapped Opportunities

While it may be easy to fixate on the costs and efforts associated with implementing ESG programs, taking a closer look at ESG can reveal many untapped advantages Environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs are intended to encourage companies to…