Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Ozone (O3) from Gas Emissions

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) generally refer to hydrocarbon solvents. VOCs emissions are air pollutants that give rise to deleterious health and environmental effects. VOCs are about 11 times more effective green house gases than carbon dioxide (CO2) (Reijo, 2010). VOCs react with oxides of nitrogen (NOx) to form Ozone (O3) which contributes to Green House Effect (GHE). Therefore, government has enforced regulations to limit the VOCs emissions. The target is to convert all VOCs (99%) to water and CO2 and Ozone (99%) to molecular dioxygen. Catalytic oxidation coupled with non-thermal plasma (NTP) will be employed because it offers superior performances than thermal oxidation in key aspects such as cost savings, cleanness of the process, small size and more than 99.99% destruction efficiency (Rusu, 2003). The successful completion of the project will enable M'Plast Inc. to reduce it VOCs content to the acceptable limit in efficient, cost effective and clean way.

Irshad Ali
Faculty Supervisor: 
Pierre-Luc Girard-Lauriault
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