CWRT Separation Technologies Tool


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Introduction:

This tool will contain emerging and established technologies for separation of a contaminant from the remaining matrix or carrier without transformation. At this time the emphasis is on gas-gas and liquid-liquid separations.


Description:

This tool will contain emerging and established technologies for separation of a contaminant from the remaining matrix or carrier without transformation. At this time the emphasis is on gas-gas and liquid-liquid separations. Later, other separation categories will be added. Information on each technology will include separation efficiency, costs and operational considerations. This information may apply to existing industrial applications as well as theoretically possible expanded uses of the technology. This will allow the process designer to quickly review a design for potential to separate unwanted process stream pollutants or contaminants with a single technology. Once adequate separation technologies are identified, the designer will be able to use the Pollution Prevention Design Options Tools to identify actual installations in Industry that achieved the same desired contaminant or pollutant removal efficiency from the process effluent stream under evaluation. The third step will be use of the Treatment Technology Tools (vendor and licensor-based information) and the Treatment Design Options Tools (actual application examples from Industry) to provide end-of-pipe alternatives to the improved separation or pollution prevention technologies identified in steps one and two. This will also provide the economic justification for implementing the new separation or source reduction technologies over allowing the pollutant levels to remain as they are in the process effluent streams.


Purpose:

Innovative separation technology information is crucial to economic pollution prevention. No such compendium of information currently exists. The CWRT Separations Technologies Tool will provide easy access to the latest separation technology information and will increase awareness of emerging technologies.


Lead Development Organization:

The M.W. Kellogg Company, Houston, Texas
Under contract to the Center for Waste Reduction Technologies (CWRT)


Supporting Organizations

The National Center for Clean Industrial and Treatment Technologies (CenCITT)
Gulf Publishing Company
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC)
HazTECH Publishing Company
High Tech Resources, Inc.


Status:

Beta release expected in Spring 1997