Continue Reading

Login or register for unlimited FREE access.

Login Register

California-based American Purification, which manufactures air and water purification systems, alternative fuel cleaning, and chemical recovery systems, announced the development of its system known as Polyad on 22 September. The system uses adsorption technology in combination with a unique microwave regeneration process to recover VOCs for recycling and reuse, preventing their release and cleaning the air.

Although VOCs are not listed as one of the six criteria pollutants listed under the Clean Air Act, they have been targeted for reduction by the Environmental Protection Agency. This is because of their key role in the formation of ground-level ozone (O3), one of the criteria pollutants contributing to smog formation.

“In the past, best practice technologies were not that efficient. They were very expensive, difficult to use, and in many cases, dangerous to operate,” said American Purification’s president, Phil Hodge. “With the use of high efficiency adsorbents and the American Purification patented microwave based regeneration, the process is simple, inexpensive and safe to operate, and actually recovers valuable product in pure form.”

© Faversham House Ltd 2022 edie news articles may be copied or forwarded for individual use only. No other reproduction or distribution is permitted without prior written consent.

Action inspires action. Stay ahead of the curve with sustainability and energy newsletters from edie

Subscribe