2015 Product of the Year Finalists: Environmental Health

Finalists in the Environmental Health category for the Plant Engineering 2015 Product of the Year competition.


Handte EM Profi, Camfil APCEmulsion mist remover

The Handte EM Profi offers high-performance emulsion mist removal plus the ability to run 24/7 for reduced maintenance, service ease, and lower operating costs. Long-life coarse and fine filter demisters are followed by a final-stage HEPA filter with combined efficiencies of 99.9% on particles of 0.3 micron and larger. This is much higher than capture efficiencies achieved with fiberglass V-bag filters, which lose efficiency as media becomes saturated. A patented automatic sprayer counteracts emulsion clumping in the system, both maintaining the correct balance of water to oil and self-cleaning the demister filters, ensuring that separators can operate 24/7 almost maintenance-free.

Camfil APC

High Lift Reversible Drum Vac, EXAIR Corp.
Reversible drum vacuum

The High Lift Reversible Drum Vac is ideal for the recovery of fluids such as coolant, hydraulic oils, sludge and chips, waste water, tramp oil, and liquid spills. The vacuum has been engineered to recover liquids found within below grade sumps, wells, underground tanks, pits, and drains with up to 15 ft of lift. The High Lift Reversible Drum Vac's powerful vacuum can fill a 55-gal drum in just 85 sec from 1 ft and, with the simple turn of a knob, the same stainless steel pump can quickly empty the drum. The vacuum is powered by compressed air so there is no electric motor to wear out.


Ultra-S3, Ultra Tech
Oxidizing system

Ultra-S3 is a safe and cost-effective method to rapidly remove hydrogen sulfide in landfills, waste water treatment facilities, waste water retention ponds, food-processing plants, animal farms, chemical plants, paper mills, and sewage lines. Ultra-S3 provides a rapid reaction that results in oxidation of contaminants to primarily CO2 and H2O. It requires minimal capital infrastructure investment and costs 30% to 60% less than other competitive treatment solutions on the market. The treatment is safe and is classified as nonhazardous under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976. It provides a good return on investment by substantially prolonging infrastructure life. It targets problem compounds without destroying environmentally beneficial microbes.

UltraTech International Inc.

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