​​​Transport and logistics

Emissions from the degassing, loading, unloading and venting of trucks, barges, and storage tanks require treatment to keep volatile organic compounds (VOCs) low and air in the neighbourhood fresh-smelling. DESOTEC’s sustainable mobile filtration systems ensure your firm can comply with emission limits and maintain good relations with neighbours.

Air emissions in the transport and logistics sector

Trucks, ships, and barges are essential to keep the industry moving, safely transporting liquid loads such as pesticides and fertilisers, oil derivatives, or specialty chemicals. These may be taken to tanks for secure storage. Air emissions from these cargoes contain VOCs that must be removed for preserving a good air quality. Even when the VOCs level is below the limits, low concentrations of certain molecules such as hydrogen sulfide (H₂S), alkanes, acrylate, or styrene may cause odour nuisances. Vapours might also include compounds that require treatment to protect workers’ health and the environment, e.g., benzene and naphtha. DESOTEC’s sustainable mobile filtration solutions treat all these pollutants and many more, making them ideal for transport and logistics companies handling liquid goods for a range of clients.  


VOC and H₂S removal from trucks and barges

The loading, unloading, and degassing of trucks, ships, and barges is often a very smelly business! By connecting truck loading bays to a venting and treatment system, your company can remove VOCs, H₂S, and hydrocarbons. Odour control will let you maintain harmonious community relations and stay on the right side of the authorities. DESOTEC’s simple plug-and-play solutions are installed rapidly and are ideal for situations where treatment is required intermittently. Our filters handle varying flow rates and concentrations, so they may be used at different stages of the transportation process. At dockside facilities, vapours from ships and barges may be piped to treatment centres some distance away. Mobile filters from DESOTEC may be sited far closer, cutting the capital costs of pipelines. Also, their small footprint means that they fit into crowded ports.  

The transport and logistics sector is getting into gear for a cleaner future. DESOTEC will help your company along its journey, supplying full-service mobile sustainable filtration solutions to treat emissions from chemical loads during transportation and storage.

Treating air emissions from vented storage tanks

Vapours released during the filling, emptying, or venting of storage tanks may be channelled towards an extraction system and treated by DESOTEC filters. Our Aircon 2000 C filter has been developed especially for the efficient treatment of very low flow rates from vented tanks. DESOTEC engineers can design efficient systems incorporating fans, dust filters, dehumidifiers, and safety equipment that protect workers and the environment as well as ensuring fresh-smelling air for your neighbours.  

How we help you

DESOTEC sustainable mobile filtration solutions

At DESOTEC, we’re proud to partner with transport and logistics companies. Activated carbon is particularly efficient and cost-effective for discontinuous applications, which are common in this sector. On top of that, our mobile rental filters may be installed rapidly in urgent situations. 

Safe filtration waste management is a key element of our full-service solution. All spent carbon is transported away from customers’ sites in closed filter units, and taken to DESOTEC’s facilities, where we have the equipment and expertise to handle it correctly. Wherever possible, carbon is reactivated, driving down customer costs and helping transportation and logistics companies reach their green goals.  

DESOTEC team has been helpful. They guided us toward the most effective solution for our air emissions problem. Filters were quickly installed and functional.

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Plug & Play

Flexible, mobile solutions configured to meet your industrial purification needs. With sustainable waste management included, it’s easy to reach your green goals.  

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