​​​Chemical Industry

Today’s chemical companies are striving to reach ambitious green goals, protect the health of their workforce and local community, and produce chemicals that meet the highest purity standards. Desotec’s sustainable mobile filtration solutions enable them to accomplish all these tasks in a cost-effective manner.

Purification in the Chemical Industry

The chemical industry is a pillar of Europe’s and North America’s society and economy. The chemical industry supplies consumer chemicals, petrochemicals, basic inorganics, and special chemicals such as crop protection substances, inks and paints, plastics, and synthetics. Chemical companies are the backbone of industry, providing other industries with quality raw materials.

Desotec’s sustainable filtration solutions support chemical producers to:

  • Meet the terms of operating licenses by protecting the environment and human health with regard to the operation’s emissions.
  • Create a more hygienic environment for workers and ensure a fresh-smelling air for area residents.
  • Add value by purifying chemical streams and by-products.

Our filters can be installed or replaced in half-an-hour, minimizing costly downtime. With a small footprint, our filters fit wherever needed. In addition, being mobile and available for rental makes them ideal both for temporary and permanent use. Thanks to our varying filter sizes, the highest level of efficiency can be reached for batch production processes or production volume ramp-ups.


Purifying Wastewater and Process Waters from the Chemical Industry

By installing Desotec filters at your plant to reduce VOC emissions from solvent-based adhesives, paints, inks, and coatings, your company will protect human health and the environment.

Common sources of VOC emissions where filters may be placed include: spraying, painting and drying booths, truck loading and unloading, and storage tank vents. Our filters can handle discontinuous emissions and peaks in concentrations.

Each site has a permitted emissions limit, often around 50 mgC/m³. As legislation is expected to become tighter over the coming years, your company should take VOC removal and industrial odour control action now to future-proof your business.

Chemical companies are the backbone of industry, providing other sectors with quality raw materials. Desotec’s full-service mobile and sustainable solutions make it simple to filter out components from chemical streams, by-products, air emissions, and wastewater.

Purifying Air Emissions from the Chemical Industry

Chemical producers around Europe have long recognized the effectiveness of Desotec’s mobile activated carbon filters. Some of these producers are even replacing existing technology such as scrubbers and regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTOs) with our plug-and-play, sustainable solutions.

Our mobile filters treat air emissions from various sources, including vented storage tanks, cleaning and maintenance processes, production halls, and channeled emissions from production processes.

Activated carbon filtration removes a wide range of compounds in the chemical industry. These compounds include aromatic or aliphatic solvents, oxygenated and sulfur-containing hydrocarbons such as MTBE, DMS, halogenated materials such as MCB, DCM, and bromopropane, but also air-borne raw material traces or side products such as dioxins, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) such as naphthalene, aromatic hydrocarbons such as styrene, and so on. Specially impregnated activated carbon grades can also effectively capture highly volatile chemicals such as ethylene oxide, ammonia.

How We Help You

Desotec Sustainable Mobile Filtration Solutions

Desotec is proud to supply chemical companies with full-service, sustainable filtration solutions that make it easy to meet your production targets and green goals.

Our filters require no upfront investment because they’re supplied on a rental basis for permanent and temporary projects. Setups are flexible and modular, so if your production changes, we’ll adapt them to suit it.

Waste handling is part of our service. We transport all filtration waste in closed units away from your site. Adsorbed molecules are destroyed, and carbon is reactivated for reuse wherever possible. This circular approach is cost-effective and sustainable, protecting your business profits and our planet.

The mobile filters from Desotec helped us tackle an urgent purification need. They’ve been very helpful.

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Plug & Play

Flexible, mobile, and modular filtration solutions with sustainable waste handling and 24/7 support. With Desotec by your side, it’s easy to go green.

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