Emission control is a necessity in a variety of industries. Being able to regulate the emissions created in a work environment means keeping your employees, visitors, and guests safe. Industries such as automotive, restaurant, medical, pharmaceutical, aerospace, microelectronic, and laboratories use processes that result in harmful by-products that need to be removed from the air and controlled.
There are strict regulations and laws that are set by governing bodies, such as EPA or Environment Canada. These govern what can be released into the atmosphere or be present in a work environment to keep both people and the outdoor environment safe. Without these regulations and systems, by-products of combustion and other processes would be released into the air and create more air pollution.
Air filters for emission control systems can control odor and opacity from certain types of processes. Depending on the needs of your industry, different air filter materials and systems will be used.
Types of Filters Used for Emission Control
Depending on the industry, a variety of air filter types can be used in emission control systems and measures.
Where odor is an issue, like in laying asphalt or any process that produces sulfur, a Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filter can be used. Carbon filters work to remove odors from the air in both indoor and outdoor environments. They are also necessary for removing other by-products like smoke and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). VOCs are produced where combustion occurs and can be very harmful when released into the air in high quantities.
Restaurant kitchens are one example of a work environment that requires robust air filtration and emission control. A large number of VOCs are produced in cooking processes, as well as grease, oil, and smoke from cooking. Without proper air filtration, these VOCs and other pollution will enter the air, the kitchen, and the dining room. Emission control will remove grease, smoke, odors, and VOCs from the air and prevent them from harming employees and guests alike.
Antimicrobial filters can also be used for emission control in environments where bacteria in the air is an issue. Using these filters in an emission control system can remove harmful bacteria and other dangerous microbes from the air in laboratories, research facilities, or animal caging systems. HEPA or ULPA filters are commonly used in these systems as well.
Proper filters for emission controls in different types of vehicles are absolutely essential to meet various environmental standards. Without proper air filtration, VOCs can be released into the air, damage the engine, and pose a risk to vehicle operators.
Contact APC to Learn How We Can Help Your Industry
APC designs and manufactures a variety of air filters that can be used with emission control systems to follow industry and environmental regulations. We engineer carbon filters, HEPA filters, antimicrobial filters, and more.
Contact us today to learn how we can help your business with air filters for emission control.