PPM Monitoring in Real Life

For the past couple weeks we discussed PPM monitoring in chemical processes; in both Carbon Beds and Oxidizers. This week let's look at a real life solvent recovery application:

PPM Monitoring in Oxidizers

In continuation with last week’s discussion on regulations required in the chemical industry, incineration is another way to bring exhaust emissions in line with regulations.

PPM Monitoring in Carbon Beds

Regulations require the chemical industry to continuously monitor VOC emissions and report their compliance status. VOC abatement systems are used to bring exhaust emissions in line with those regulations. Carbon adsorption beds are frequently used in chemical production to control VOC’s by capturing and recycling solvents.

Flame Ionization Detectors (FIDs) are used to monitor the carbon bed exhausts for solvent breakthrough and to control the switching of the carbon beds when they have become saturated.