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Solvents are used by manufacturers of fine & specialty chemicals and active pharmaceutical ingredients to manufacture products and to distribute/store final or intermediate products. This can pose a challenge for manufacturers, who must ensure that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are not unwittingly released into the atmosphere. VOCs represent a serious health and environmental hazard and their release is regulated by increasingly strict regulations. Recovery is also a big priority for manufacturers as evaporation losses can otherwise prove extremely expensive.
Cryogenic condensation is widely used to abate VOC emissions. Here the cooling energy is often supplied in the form of liquid nitrogen, which efficiently condenses VOCs from the waste gas stream. These can then be easily captured and re-routed back into the process or further treated. Now in gaseous form, the nitrogen can be used for other applications such as inerting.
Our customers can rely on our long-standing cryocondensation expertise for VOC abatement and greater production safety. Our well-established CIRRUS® product line supports VOC removal to ppm levels, enabling customers to comply with strict emissions regulations or recover valuable solvents for re-use. These cost-effective solutions come in standard sizes and can be customised to suit individual needs.
In addition, we deliver HiQ® high-purity gases and gas mixtures to operate and calibrate the special analytical instruments used to measure and monitor VOC emissions.