Pentane Emission Control
A free white paper by EPSilon Holdings, LLC
The contribution of pentane emissions from EPS processing plants to the environment is small in comparison to VOC emissions from other sources. Regrettably, this question was not always handled in the past by qualified and responsible persons. The EPS processing facilities in which projects for the disposal of pentane emissions were carried out, are in most cases outfitted with systems using inadequate technology and incurring in high operating costs. Consequently, the issue of disposal of pentane emissions in the EPS foam process is usually met with skepticism and regarded as an unreasonable burden.Various aspects of pentane disposal are analyzed objectively, trying to make a contribution for a correct assessment of this issue, not only within the EPS processing industry but also among bodies in charge of air pollution control. Based on its findings, technically feasible and economically justifiable possibilities for the reduction of pentane emissions are presented and discussed.