Odor and VOC Control Handbook

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Harold J. Rafson
McGraw-Hill, 1998 - Technology - 800 pages
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VOC - Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are liquids or solids that contain organic carbon (carbon bonded to carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, or sulfur, but not carbonate carbon as in CaCO3 nor carbide carbon as in CaC2 or CO or Co2), which vaporize at significant rates. VOC are probably the second most widespread and diverse class of emissions after particulates. Although some VOCs are emitted from large sources most are emitted from small sources like automobiles, bottles, or fingernail polish remover, spray paint cans, solvent usage etc. EPA definition Means any organic compound which particpates in atmospheric photo-chemical reactions. VOC's - are one of the major contributors to smog/ozone. Examples of VOC's - hydrocarbons benzene methyl butane, acetylene, naphthalene - toulene. Where do you find VOC's - Industrial Sources: a) Petroleum Refineries; b) Gasoline transfer; c) Manufacturing Plastics; d) Solvents. International - have the same issues. VOC control is a relatively new issue. It is more critical now than ever due to recent regulations. Odor control is a specialty requiring extra ordinary techniques and know-how. Both systems use similar equipment, and most of the information in the book will cover both types of control. The handbook covers fundamental chemical characteristics of these compounds. It covers the health effects from exposure. It covers different ways to analyze these emissions. The handbook covers emission control technology. Regulations, and Air Pollution Prevention. This book is a comprehensive reference on the treatment of odors and color control technology. It will cover odors emitted by a variety of industrial sources, including wastewater treatment plants,chemical process plants, and food industry plants; and will offer practical methods for evaluation control of odors. Prominent contributors will cover the scientific background, analytical and prediction methods, control technologies and practical guidelines to obtain odor control. The book will give practical, real word solutions for solving and controlling odor emissions problems to meet required regulations. Case studies and an extensive bibiliography will be included. It will be an indispensable reference for anyone dealing with odors and odor control technology in both the public and private sectors.

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Harold J. Rafson is a nationally recognized authority on the engineering control of odors, toxins, and volatile organic compounds. He has extensive experience as an innovator and CEO of a company that manufactured air pollution equipment. Mr. Rafson holds numerous U.S. and international patents on gas emission control technology, and is the author of more than 150 technical papers and presentations in the field.

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