- Location: Puerto Rico
- Employees: 925
- Industry: Medical Sterilization
- Project Type: Ethylene Oxide Abatement
- Equipment Type: Catalytic Recuperative Oxidizer
Executive Summary: Gulf Coast Environmental Systems was tasked with providing an ethylene oxide (EtO) abatement solution to a medical sterilization company to avoid a costly shut down.
Company Summary: This customer specializes in contract sterilization of medical and laboratory supplies. Founded in Puerto Rico 35-years ago, they pride themselves on maintaining long-term relationships with their customers, centered on ethical behavior and values.
Project Summary: In some regions of the world, increased regulatory focus on ethylene oxide as a dangerous and carcinogenic volatile organic compound (VOC) have resulted in destruction thresholds being tightened from as low as 95% destruction rate efficiency (DRE) to 99.9% DRE, or less than 50 ppb. This higher rate in destruction efficiency is accomplished through changes in pollution control technologies, which some facilities have not had a chance to address. Facilities like this one are experiencing sudden and stringent crackdowns on EtO emissions, often resulting in shutdowns and fines. [Read more…]