Gulf Coast Environmental Systems designs, engineers, manufactures, and offers service to a wide range of pollution control solutions, treating countless different compounds and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). We have put together a collection of detailed articles that explain the most common VOCs we face in our industry, and outline some of the ways we abate them. GCES is constantly adding to this list, so be sure to check back, often.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint this Halloween!
There is no question that our planet is suffering, because of human beings, and the lifestyles we have. Plastic pollution and emissions control have been front page news, for a while now, insisting that our planet will not survive much longer, at the pace we are going.
Holidays are a time for celebration, fun, family, and often… waste. Halloween is a fun time for adults and children, alike. We at Gulf Coast Environmental Systems love this time of year, and the festivities that come with it. Please implement this quick list of ideas on how you ghouls and goblins can reduce your carbon footprint, this year. [Read more…]
Animal Rendering – Odor Control
- Location: Texas
- Industry: Natural Ingredients/Edible Fats and Oils
- Project Type: Animal Rendering
- Project Goal: Providing efficient pollution and odor control for a highly vaporous stream
- Equipment Type: Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO)
Gulf Coast Environmental Systems was contacted by a long-standing customer, to design and build a pollution control solution that would be able to handle the strong odors and heavy vapors produced by an animal processing application, in a Texas facility. This is the 4th system that Gulf Coast Environmental Systems has provided for this customer, supporting their odor control needs since 2004.
Gulf Coast Environmental Systems provides custom designed pollution control solutions to dozens of industries. Our team can often be found at industry specific trade shows and events, around the world. Fall 2019 is shaping up to be a busy season for them… if you are attending any of these shows, and would like to meet with one of our pollution control experts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 832.476.9024 to speak with GCES’ Director of Business Development, Ms. Corina Sheridan. [Read more…]
Ethylene Oxide is a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) with the chemical formula of C2H4O. Ethylene Oxide is colorless gas that has a slightly sweet odor; this odor is particularly noticeable when concentration in the air meets or exceeds 500ppm. This gas is highly flammable and carries a plethora of health risks. Ethylene oxide is water soluble and is highly reactive with many acidic and alkaline compounds. Because of this, Ethylene Oxide is commonly used in the creation of dozens of industrial and sterilization chemicals.
Where is Ethylene Oxide Found?
Though first identified in 1859 by a chemist in Germany, Ethylene Oxide made its commercial debut in 1914 when BASF opened a facility that used what is now considered an inefficient process to create the compound known as the chlorohydrin process. The process has since evolved to become safer, and more efficient making Ethylene Oxide the most commonly used industrial chemical on the planet. [Read more…]