Cabot Corporation has announced a significant milestone in its project in Franklin, Louisiana, with the placement of all emissions control equipment at the site.
According to the US manufacturer, the equipment will reduce NOX emissions by 90% through the use of selective catalytic control, and SO2 emissions by 95% using wet gas scrubbing, when the site becomes operational in early 2021. This represents a reduction in NOX of 900 tons per year and SO2 by 6500 tons.
Cabot noted that these well-established technologies are already in use at several other sites across the world. The company is the first carbon black producer to collaborate with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in connection with the EPA’s national enforcement initiative to control air emissions from carbon black manufacturing facilities.