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REPLACE FLARE STACKS --- WE CLEAN UP HYDROGEN SULFIDE  --- Be a good "corporate citizen" and a good neighbour ---  WE CLEAN UP MERCAPTANS  --- We capture Oil Tank vapours --- We clean up dormant gas wells ---WE REMOVE  CARBON DIOXIDE --- We clean up: Municipal Sewer Systems,  'Vacuum Trucks';  We assist in Plant turn-arounds, & Well blow downs       ---          WE'LL   MAKE   YOU   SMELL    BETTER!

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EMISSIONS CONTROL -Flare Stacks are not an efficient way to control gas emissions

ODOR CONTROL - For a cleaner and more pleasant work environment use our odor destruction chemicals

GAS TO ENERGY - Unburned gases such as methane deplete the ozone layer.  Convert cleaned waste gases into useful energy

 

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THE TECHNOLOGY

A New Approach and a New Technology:

The persistent use of ineffective Flare Stacks in the oil and gas industry, with the associated high costs, as a means to reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere,  has been a flawed strategy for most situations.   Flare Stacks typically attempt to convert hydrogen sulfide in "sour gas" streams into sulfur dioxide (a toxic gas) and water.  Since most of the gas streams in question contain carbon dioxide, a fire retardant,  Flare Stack incineration, an archaic "technology",  is at best an incomplete process and leads to no overall reduction in the toxicity of the gas stream.  Flare Stacks only partially incinerate the hydrogen sulfide in gas streams.  The associated reduction in odor gives the false impression that the incinerated gases are less toxic than the original sour gas stream.  For example one product of Flare Stack incineration is Sulfur Dioxide, a gas not as lethal as Hydrogen Sulfide, but a toxic gas nevertheless.          

Using Flare Stacks to incinerate gas streams with high concentrations of Carbon Dioxide is poor economics considering that some operators actually add propane or pure methane to enhance the burning process in Flare Stacks!  Carbon Dioxide is the gas in most fire extinguishers! It by nature is a fire retardant!

Our  strategy uses a completely different approach to "cleaning" emissions and  replaces Flare Stacks.  With our  portable EDU's we remove hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, and mercaptans from pre-combustion gas streams, and sulfur dioxide from post-combustion exhaust gases.
 

Our patent pending, Emission Defense Units (EDUís) combine a simple and safe, gas to gas vessel reaction, in an atmospheric operating system that:

  1.  Removes Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and up to 12% of the Carbon Dioxide (CO2), from Sour  Gas streams
     
  2. Strips H2S and CO2 from a gas stream prior to its use in Combustion Engines or Compressors
     
  3. Reduces CO2 from Pre-Compression suction or Post-Combustion exhaust streams
     
  4. Eliminates Odors created by H2S,  Mercaptans and some organic sulfides
     
  5. Eliminates Flare Stacks and their costly operation
     
  6. Reduces the tonnage of harmful emissions vented to the atmosphere
     

Our patent pending technology can be used to control site odors caused by Mercaptans (a class of sulfur compounds) and other sulfur based chemicals.

  1. In a situation where low concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide,  Mercaptans and Sulfur based chemicals are present as a mixture of nuisance gases,  we use a different charge of chemicals in our EDU's than we would for large volume Hydrogen Sulfide and Carbon Dioxide removal. 
  2. Sewer Processing Plants and Pulp & Paper  plants  are examples where this alternate technology can be used.
  3. It is often assumed that these nuisance gases while supposedly not toxic, are safe to discharge into the atmosphere giving the environment around oil wells, gas  wells and Pulp & Paper plants their respective characteristic trade mark odors.  In fact some of these malodor gases are toxic by nature and only deemed to be safe due to the low concentrations of these gases emitted. 
  4. The fact is you and your neighbors DO NOT have to put up with these odors and risk the consequences of long-term exposure to these chemicals.   You DO NOT have to accept lower quality air in the environment.

 

 

 

 

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