Sustainability Analysis of the VOCs Abatement Solution Proposed by SunHub Inc. for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Furniture Industry in China

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are major contributors to smog, causing harm to both the environment and human health. However, VOCs control faces tremendous challenges. The aggregation of low VOCs concentration emitted by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have significant environmental and social impacts. However, SMEs find the current “on the market” technologies impractical and too expensive in initial investments and operational maintenance costs. To help alleviate the problem, SunHub Inc. proposed a solution, including a R&D project of a hybrid of nonthermal plasma (NTP) and catalyst technology. The objective is to develop a safe, effective and economical solution for removing VOCs emitted by SMEs in the furniture industry. By examining whether this solution is sustainable through the case study research conducted by an accelerate entrepreneur, SunHub will gain valuable guidance and confidence in real-life problem-solving, making great contributions to sustainable future.

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Joan Zhao
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Will Low
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British Columbia
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