This case study highlights Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc.’s dedication towards sustainability and keeping the environment clean. The company is a legal provider for energy recovery systems, water treatment systems and air pollution controls and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the U.S.A. with the offices in Asia and Europe and agents situated locally and across the globe. Anguil has developed a catalytic oxidizer which is used by other companies for reducing the Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), process odors and several water contaminants along with emissions of hazardous pollutants like propane, heptane and hexa
This case study highlights Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc.’s dedication towards sustainability and keeping the environment clean. The company is a legal provider for energy recovery systems, water treatment systems and air pollution controls and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the U.S.A. with the offices in Asia and Europe and agents situated locally and across the globe. Anguil has developed a catalytic oxidizer which is used by other companies for reducing the Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), process odors and several water contaminants along with emissions of hazardous pollutants like propane, heptane and hexane.
Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. is established by Gene Anguil. By using the knowledge of the company in energy control, chemistry and air handling, Anguil successfully started fabricating and designing the popular catalytic pollution control system. With the help of the formula for executing and identifying solutions, Anguil’s Company developed as a provider of several oxidizer technologies.
Resulting in the presentation of the Clean Air Act, 1990, Global Technologies Inc. was established as the division of Anguil Environment to concentrate on the emissions related to groundwater and soil remediation of Superfund and brownfield sites. Despite the fact that Global Technologies name is not used anymore, that business unit leftovers are well established as an expert on oxidizers for halogenated and chlorinated remediation projects.
From the past four years, Anguil has established extensiveness of abatement technologies that control regulated and harmful Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), process odors and several water contaminants. The outcome is the more than thousands of positive installations across the globe surrounding the extensive range of solutions for technology and applications. This knowledge offers Anguil with the assurance to assess and determination of the issues of industrial pollution.
The ability of a company is to provide various abatement technologies places them in the location to choose the correct technology to suit every project. Probable consumers can anticipate a selection of impartial equipment on the basis of removal or destruction requirements, process parameters and effective needs. The solution will involve a turnkey system that effortlessly assimilates into the precise process, delivering consumers with the responsibility of a single source.
Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. is involved in an industry that struggles to safeguard future generations with a sustainable environment. The organization is devoted to the motto, “Committed to Cleaner Air and Water”.
With the existing commitment to bolster the personal development, wellness of employee and accountable supply of chain operations, Anguil is positively persuaded to increase the core value statement to “Committed to Cleaner, Sustainable Environment”.
To reduce the pollution, Anguil has established the catalytic oxidizers, also known as catalytic incinerators, used for promoting the oxidation by using a catalyst. Catalytic oxidation mostly takes place with the help of chemical reaction within the hydrocarbon molecules of VOC and metal catalyst bed which is inside the system of oxidizer.
A pharmaceutical company of New Jersey purchased a thermal incinerator for treating the exhaust of hexane and heptane from the system of capsule wash. The “tubular” design of thermal incinerators was improved with the catalyst bed for decreasing the cost of the system’s operation. Inappropriately, while functioning in catalytic mode, oxidizer has failed to offer the obligatory greater than 95% efficiency of destructing non-methane hydrocarbons needed by the Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey. These odorous emissions results to the neighbor complaints and EPA agreement, comprehensive with more than $1, 76,000 penalty to civil. Even though the company was actively working on solving the problem of emission, EPA specified penalties of greater than $2500 per day existed the violation. The supplier of innovative equipment struggling to solve the problem to no advantage and pharmaceutical company persisted in violation of New Jersey air permit.
After the consultation with numerous potential providers, the company nominated was Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. Anguil’s are used for tracking the record with catalytic systems, engineering strength and knowledge of catalyst made the most probable candidate to solve the problem of VOC positively.
Anguil has positively retrofitted the ungovernable system and conveyed the company into the compliance of EPA. The primary step in the approach of Anguil was to study the reason for the nonperformance of a catalyst. There were various probable reasons for the failure of the catalyst. The presence of poisoning agent (i.e. phosphorous, sulfur, heavy metals) or an option of catalyst masking in the stream of VOC-laden was studies, although, no substantial levels of these agents were noticed.
Industrial procedure stream was permitted to pass through the oxidizer formerly it was taken to the appropriate operating temperature was the second possibility of Anguil. This will result in the stainless steel rings coating with the hydrocarbons of hexane and heptane. If there was the situation, as soon as the unit was taken to the appropriate operating temperature, at that time oxidation will take place on the catalyst, abandoning the carbon deposit. This type of carbon deposit will lead to reducing the efficiency of damage and the development of inadequate products of combustion. No symbols of these carbon deposits, recognized as coking, were identified.
On eradicating the doubts, Anguil carried a laboratory performance test that specified the reason for the failure of catalyst: the rings of catalytic stainless steel in absence of the suitable surface area to accomplish the cited efficiency for destruction. The performance test discovered that there was about less than 50% efficiency of destruction of propane and stream of propylene test. This test is an exceptional indicator of catalyst inactivity or failure.
Design of the system was modified by Anguil to put on the honeycomb catalyst. A monolithic catalyst Anguil selected was around 300 cell-per-square inch substrate of ceramic. Washout of alumina is used for depositing the large quantities of precious metals (i.e. rhodium, palladium, platinum). A surface area of the replacement catalyst is greater than 100 times than that of its stainless steel counterpart. The oxidizer was fitted to a new reactor section to form the greater than nine cubic feet of the monolithic catalyst. Around more than 95% of guarantee of destruction efficiency was delivered with the retrofit system.
Flame Ionization Detector (FID) follow-up was performed on retrofit and the carbon filter was summed up to eradicate the readings of methane. The test results of FID have shown a VOC inlet concentration of more than 944 ppm and the concentration of oxidizer was less than 20 ppm. New Jersey Pharmaceutical Company is now EPA-complaint effective destruction of around 97.8%. Anguil is very popular for delivering the VOC control systems, whereas they validated their potential in providing accurate answers, at the same others were unsuccessful.
Anguil has established a wide range of technologies that result in the impartial approach to the requirements. The catalytic oxidizer designed by the Anguil plays a major role in the reduction of VOC emissions and helps in concentrating on the motto, “Committed to Cleaner, Sustainable Environment”. The unique techniques for decreasing the volume, requirement of low temperature and maintenance-free designs resulting in low operating costs and low capital cost.