Global Significance of Industrial Air Treatment In Combating Air Pollution

Air pollution is a global threat that poses risks to ecosystems and human health. Pollutants like particulate matter (PM), nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) traverse borders, affecting land, water, bodies, leading to unsafe levels of air pollution.

Reducing air pollution levels and protecting public health is a global imperative. Most industrial plants worldwide are subject to guidelines and pollution reduction objectives, including those enforced by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the European Union's Industrial Emissions Directive and others.


Challenges of Air Pollution Control

Industrial processes that involve combustion of fossil fuels or materials, like power generation, waste incineration, or construction material production, inevitably produce emissions to the atmosphere containing various pollutants. These emissions include nitrogen oxides (NOx), alongside CO2, which need to be removed before releasing the flue gas or gas purge. 

However, eliminating pollutants from industrial gaseous emissions poses challenges. Including costs of implementation and operation, technical feasibility under harsh operating conditions, potential impacts on process performance, plot space availability or even potential trade-offs with other pollutant emissions (such as carbon dioxide or ammonia among others). Moreover, environmental regulations are constantly tightening, requiring technical upgrades. 

Air Pollution Control: Key Focus Areas

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