Gas and Toxic Vapour Scrubbing

Gas Scrubbing is used to neutralise harmful components in industrial air or waste gas streams.

Gas Scrubbing Project

ECOR Cleaning has developed, designed, and manufactured a Dry Scrubber System that will help deal with challenges associated with Minimum Emission Standards (MES) compliance requirements that polluting companies and industries grapple with.

The MES were promulgated in terms of Section 21 of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (Act No.39 of 2004).

In April of 2020 Ecor Cleaning, after a 3-year selection process in which various companies submitted designs, were appointed by the German company ROEHM AFRICA to manufacture and install the required upgraded scrubbing system for their Elandsfontein acrylic sheeting manufacturing plant.  ROEHM AFRICA currently holds a provisional air emission licence with one of the critical requirements of the licence being, the replacement of the existing inefficient water scrubber system to ensure compliance with the minimum allowable emission concentration of 150mg/Nm3 for Listed Activities, as published in terms of the Act.

The efficiency test on ECOR’s installation was facilitated by JB Enviro Services.  They are a local service provider led by seasoned veteran in environmental sciences and services, Jan Bodenstein, specialising in ISO 14001.

In September 2020, Results from JB Enviro Services showed compliance with the MES, with an average 0,001mg/Nm3, which is well below the statutory requirement of 150mg/Nm3.

With the successful design, manufacturing, and installation of ECOR’s scrubbing system, ROEHM AFRICA is now more than compliant with their licence requirements and will be able to obtain a 5-year air emission licence from the local authorities.

The company has indicated their satisfaction with the work carried out by ECOR Cleaning at their plant.  According to JB Enviro Services, without ECOR’s scrubbing system, ROEHM AFRICA would not be able to obtain an atmospheric licence which could result in the permanent closure of the site.

ECOR firmly believes that this exciting breakthrough with the attainment of an average of 0,001mg/Nm3 which is well below the statutory requirement of 150mg/Nm3, is yet another proof of South Africans technical ingenuity.

This breakthrough is also happening at a time when global efforts to find effective pollution abatement and decarbonisation technologies and solutions are being intensified.

As a diversified Renewable energy technology and innovation company whose Mission it is to contribute positively to global efforts to help save the planet in crisis, ECOR is open to strategic partnerships.

We welcome the recently launched “Mission Possible Partnership” as we believe some of the targeted industries like cement, chemical manufacturing and Power stations etc. will also benefit from a Self-Cleaning Filtration Unit ECOR has developed and installed in various industries in SA and Zambia.