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$3.6M TurboSonic system for Uniboard

TurboSonic Technologies will be providing particle board manufacturer Uniboard with a third Catalytic Gas Treatment system to reduce volatile organic compounds in a $3.6 million deal.


July 14, 2011
by PLANT STAFF

WATERLOO, Ont.: TurboSonic Technologies Inc. will be providing a North Carolina particle board manufacturer with its Catalytic Gas Treatment (CGT) technology to reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions in a $3.6 million deal.

TurboSonic, a Waterloo, Ont.-based provider of clean air technologies, will design, supply and install the system for control of formaldehyde and methanol emissions at Uniboard’s particleboard production plant in Moncure, NC.

The technology’s destructive capabilities are similar to thermal oxidization, the traditional method of controlling VOCs, without using fossil fuels, thus it eliminates greenhouse gas emissions. TurboSonic says the technology eliminates more than 90% of the compounds.

This will be the third TurboSonic insallation at the Moncure plant.

“Unlike thermal oxidation, CGT offers ‘instant on/off’ operation with no standby costs, which can be substantial for thermal oxidizer operation,” said Edward Spink, TurboSonic’s CEO.

And unlike biological treatment systems, he said CGT has no sensitivity to temperature (which can kill essential bacteria required in biological treatment systems.

TurboSonic Technologies, which employs 44 people at its Waterloo facility and has annual sales between $10 million and $25 million, designs and markets air pollution control technologies to industrial customers worldwide.