Air pollution control expert FEG Global solved an acrid odour issue for a large seafood manufacturer with its patent-pending Liquid Gas Contact Scrubber, designed for use within sticky frying environments.
Seafood manufacturer Whitby Seafoods was dealing with a complaint about acrid odour in the neighbouring community and required a solution that would both integrate with existing factory processes and solve the odour acridity issue. Traditional odour control measures had proved ineffective due to the sticky and sub-micron particulates that formed part of the emissions.
Gas/Odour emissions were analysed and the exact contaminants were identified, specific to the high-temperature frying process. It was quickly evident that a standard scrubber solution would not prove effective due to the sub-micron sticky particulates and gas phase contaminants.
FEG’s patent pending Liquid Gas Contact Scrubber (LGC) was specified and installed as the solution. The flexible and modular multi-stage scrubber system proved an ideal solution as, unlike other scrubbing solutions, the LGC treats both the particulates and gas phase odour typical of odour in high-temperature frying environments.
The unique design of the scrubber ensured a practical and low maintenance solution, suitable for internal or external installation and with no cleaning of ducts. Recirculation of liquor reduces costs and lowers environmental footprint and the system tackles legionella, ensures BAT (Best Available Techniques) compliance and can incorporate CIP systems. It also provides a fire barrier accepted by insurance companies.
The system successfully removed the acridity issue for Whitby Seafoods so that they could continue production in confidence. As part of the project the team also designed and installed a PLC system.
FEG’s team is an experienced provider of air pollution and odour control systems, having recently launched their patented Liquid Gas Contact Scrubber into Europe with a new Belgian office.