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Geoffreyc
Need to design a scrubber pot on top of a MIBK storage tank to eliminate odors and vapors to the atmosfer. View All


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Niel
MIBK [1] is a Volatile Organic Compound, one of the best way to scrub / remove the MIBK from the air is to use an activated carbon bed. [2]

Down side of this is once the activated carbon bed is full you will need to deal with the chemical trapped in the activated carbon.

Niel Leon
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6 years ago

Source: [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methyl_isobutyl_ketone

[2] Source - Organic Chemist


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Geoffreyc
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I want to use water as a seal medium. COD`s will only be pushed up and that i can handle at our effluent plant

5 years ago

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Niel
Geoffrey:

DOW's own Product Safety Assessment Document [1] indicates that you can capture it using water and then process it in you waste treatment plant.

You will need to be aware of the solubility of the chemical of 1.9g/100ml [2] as a result it may talk lots of water.

Good luck with your project.

Niel


5 years ago

Source: [1] http://msdssearch.dow.com/PublishedLiteratureDOWCOM/dh_0298/0901b803802982b0.pdf?filepath=productsafety/pdfs/noreg/233-00582.pdf&fromPage=GetDoc

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methyl_isobutyl_ketone


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Geoffreyc
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Hi Niel: I read up and looking for companies that can help me with the active carbon bed. Water treatment is a bit of a nightmare. I am situated in South Africa ; Cape Town - geoffreyc@ffs.co.za

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Niel
Geoffrey:

Yes, using water capture is not going to be easy, but neither is an activated carbon bed.
Both have challenges, Once captured you need to process the MIBK either to return it as a liquid or reduce it to another form. It all depends on which set of challenges are the easiest to resolve.

The actual design of either system is beyond my comfort zone. Hopefully some one else can help you outside of the confines of Engineering.com

Again good luck with your project.

Niel


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