3rd Edition

Air Pollution Control Equipment Selection Guide

By Kenneth C. Schifftner Copyright 2021
    399 Pages 172 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    399 Pages 172 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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).