Case study

air quality - removing hap and vocs

Description - Removing air contaminants without a sludge buildup.

This unit demonstrates the use of The Oppenheimer microbes to remove reduce toxic emissions, such as hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from industrial sources. These sources include coatings, epoxy resins manufacturing, fabric coating and dying, fiberglass manufacturing, formaldehyde resins production, furniture manufacturing, paint manufacturing, pharmaceuticals production, printing industry, resins production, and tire manufacturing.

The filters can be sized to a removal efficiency of more than 99 percent and at the same time reducing HAPS and VOCs toxic emissions. The unit contains a stainless steel outer housing with a rotating drum inside the housing. The drum contains granular activated carbon sandwiched between steel screens through which the exhaust air must pass in order to exit the filter. HAPs and VOCs are adsorbed onto the carbon. The drum cycles through a water bath in the outer housing with approximately 30% of the carbon in the drum being submerged at all times. The pollutants are leached from the carbon into the water by use of The Oppenheimer Formula which is placed into the water. The microbes degrade the pollutants and the filter has a clean bed of carbon as it emerges from the water bath. The microbes reduce the contaminants in the water to near EPA drinking water standards for the contaminant. This is accomplished without a sludge buildup of any kind.



Filters can be sized to a removal efficiency of more than 99 percent for many industries.

Other Cases Studies

The case studies on this page are only intended to represent a cross section of sites where our family of Oppenheimer products have been used. It is to demonstrate the diverse range of contaminants that can be successfully and effectively bioremediated by our products and applications.