​​​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 help them accomplish all these tasks in a cost-effective manner.

Purification in the chemical industry

The chemical sector is a pillar of Europe’s and North America’s society and economy. It 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 sectors with quality raw materials.

Desotec’s sustainable filtration solutions support chemical producers in: 

  • Meeting the terms of operating licences by protecting the environment and human health, with regards to the operation’s emissions.
  • Creating a more hygienic environment for workers and ensuring a fresh-smelling air for neighbours. 
  • Adding value by purifying chemical streams and by-products. 


Our filters can be installed or exchanged in half-an-hour, minimising costly downtime. With a small footprint, they fit wherever needed. Plus, being mobile and available for rental makes them ideal both for temporary and permanent usage. Because of our varying filter sizes, best possible efficiency can be reached for batch production processes or production volume ramp-ups. 


Purifying wastewater and process waters from the chemical industry

Wastewater purification is a challenge for chemical companies, but Desotec makes it simple.

Our filters treat wastewaters from extraction processes, reactions, and cleaning and maintenance work. These waters contain chemical residues plus solvents from cleaning fluids, whose concentration is measured as chemical oxygen demand (COD) and adsorbable organic halogens (AOX). Certain components, such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), must be removed before discharge to protect aquatic life and the human food chain.

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 recognised the effectiveness of Desotec’s mobile activated carbon filters. Some are even replacing existing technology such as scrubbers and regenerative thermal oxidisers (RTOs) with our plug-and-play sustainable solutions. 

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

Activated carbon filtration removes a wide range of compounds in the chemical industry. These include aromatic or aliphatic solvents, oxygenated and sulfur-containing hydrocarbons like MTBE, DMS, halogenated materials like MCB, DCM, 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 etc. Specially impregnated activated carbon grades can also effectively capture highly volatile chemicals like 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 simple to meet your production targets and green goals.

Our filters require no upfront investment as they’re supplied on a rental basis for permanent and temporary projects. Set-ups 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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