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Scrubbing system users vs. European Commission proposals

Recently the European Commission has proposed stricter discharge measures for users of open-loop scrubbing systems to coordinate regulations controlling the sulfur abatement technology. The problem will be discussed at the 74th meeting of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee in May. Now it should be noted that in spite of the fact that wet scrubbers are...

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Acid fume scrubber review

Scrubbing system is a technology that allows “scrubbing” exhaust streams of unwanted solids, liquids, or gas particles reducing their possibility to be released into the atmosphere. Thus, scrubbers control all types of gaseous air pollution emissions that are highly dangerous for the environment. Nowadays there are different types of scrubbers that could have different sizes,...

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The truth about air pollution and methods of its treatment

Millions of years ago, nature was the dominant force capable to change the landscape of the Earth. Today people replaced it. They cut down forests, build dams across rivers and huge factories, construct roads etc. Now, if we consider environmental problems, then the most urgent is air pollution control. Environmentalists sound the alarm and urge...

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Spray scrubbing systems for pollution control

All methods of scrubbing solid or liquid particles from gases can be divided into two types of scrubbers – dry and wet. Dry methods do not use water or other liquids in the dust scrubbing process. Wet methods of dust scrubbing are based on bringing the polluted gas stream into contact with water, wetting the...

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Facts and fears concerning open-loop scrubbing systems

Nowadays wet air scrubbers are considered to be the only solution that main option is air pollution treatment but recent local ban measures concerning washwater discharge from open-loop scrubbing systems have caused a common misunderstanding that there are no universal protective actions against pollution environmental impact. It should be mentioned that the reasons for air...

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More ports continue to ban open-loop scrubbing systems

Recently the majority of maritime ports has prohibited the use of open-loop scrubbing systems installed on shipboard, and consequently, wash water release to reduce the level of pollutants in the water environment. This week Fujairah has banned open-loop scrubbers that could be a sign for the following similar restrictions. It should be mentioned that there...

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Air pollution provokes sleep apnea

All over the world, nature suffers from human activities. Numerous factories, transport system spoil air quality resulting in air pollution. Nevertheless, now people are also under the influence of these changes. Thus, American researches found out that increasing level of air pollutants provokes human sleep apnea. It is not a secret that every year about...

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Prohibition of open-loop scrubbers

The problem of water pollution is crucial now in every part of the planet. One of the reasons is SOx emissions that negatively influence both air and water environment. That is why it is not surprising that governments want to reduce the level of pollutants by all means. The most common way is the use...

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Air pollution control: scrubbing systems hold NOx emissions

Nowadays the problem of air treatment has the prime importance. More and more people suffer from a great number of different kinds of emissions. Air pollution provokes the appearance of new diseases, it influences on every part of the environment. The main problem of California is heavy-duty diesel trucks that now becomes a major source...

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New method of CO2 pollution control

Although modern world is developing now and new technologies allow resolving all the challenges, the main ecological problem, that is air pollution, continues to grow. The use of renewable energy doesn’t provide for human energy needs, that is why coal and natural gas is still used. Even with air pollution control the amount of carbon...