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3rd Edition

Air Pollution Control Equipment Selection Guide

ISBN 9780367860912
Published May 17, 2021 by CRC Press
399 Pages 172 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This new edition of Air Pollution Control Equipment Selection Guide builds upon the successes of previous editions that developed a detailed discussion on various technologies used for air pollution control. This book covers a wide range of equipment and provides a good overview of the related principles and applications. A particularly valuable feature are the practical examples, not commonly available in other books. Based on the author’s fifty years of experience in applying and operating air pollution control equipment, this book provides easy-to-read information on basic air pollution control technology and is the quintessential resource for the busy engineer and for those who do not have formal training in air pollution control.


  • Uniform and consistent applications information for comparing the effectiveness of different technologies.
  • Provides answers to questions about how to reduce operating costs and how to achieve peak performance.
  • Concise descriptions of each equipment with diagnostics and testing suggestions.
  • New chapters on optimization techniques that help readers deal with different types of hardware for better performance and efficacy.

Table of Contents

1. Air Pollution Control 101

2. Absorption Devices

3. Bioreactors

4. Dry Cyclone Collectors

5. Electrostatic Precipitators

6. Evaporative Coolers

7. Fabric Filter Collectors

8. Fiberbed Filters

9. Filament (Mesh Pad) Scrubbers

10. Fluidized Bed Scrubbers

11. Mechanically Aided Scrubbers

12. Packed Towers

13. Settling Chambers

14. Spray Towers/Scrubbers

15. Thermal Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Control

16. Thermal Oxidizers

17. Tray Scrubbers

18. Vane Type Scrubbers

19. Venturi Scrubbers

20. Wet Electrostatic Precipitators

21. Special Applications: Venturi "Scrubbers" as Evaporators

22. Energy Recovery

23. Multitechnique Equipment for Gasification (Syngas)

24. System Diagnostics and Testing

25. Optimization of Gas Cleaning Equipment, Overview

26. Dry Cyclone Optimization

27. Absorber Optimization

28. Pre-Formed Spray Scrubbers Optimization

29. Precipitator Optimization

30. Quencher Optimization

31. Spray Tower Optimization

32. Tray Scrubber (Tray Tower) Optimization

33. Venturi Scrubber Optimization

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Kenneth C. Schifftner has more than 40 years of experience in the area of air pollution control. He has been involved with more than 1,000 successful gas cleaning projects. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has authored more than 50 technical articles on gas cleaning technology, and co-authored two books. Schifftner has been an instructor for numer¬ous courses sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), provided academic and corporate technical training seminars, served as an expert witness regarding air pollution control technology, and functioned as a consultant to small and large firms interested in solving air pollution problems. Schifftner has also received four U.S. and foreign patents to date on novel mass transfer devices, which are used worldwide. Schifftner is a former chairman of the Environmental Control Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is an active member of ASME, the Semiconductor Safety Association, and Technical Association for the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI).