Orion Engineered Carbons Commissions New Air Emissions Controls at U.S. Facility
Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. has completed an upgrade of its emissions controls at its plant in Orange, Texas. As a result of these actions, the Orion site complies with strengthened environmental standards which reduce the site’s emission permits for NOx and SO2 by 2,300 metric tons of air pollutant emissions per year, the company reported.
“I congratulate our project and plant teams and our contractors for completing this project on time despite the pandemic. Their dedication, this investment, and other proactive measures taken at our Orange facility demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and to be a good community citizen. It falls squarely within our broader corporate sustainability initiatives that are built around four themes; sustainable growth, being compliant in our day to day operations, living our values and driving sustainability along our value chain,” said Corning Painter, chief executive officer of Orion Engineered Carbons.
Technology installed at the facility reportedly includes a thermal oxidizer that is more effective than the incinerator that was previously used to reduce the pollutants. In addition, the company installed a Selective Catalytic Reduction reactor to reduce the emission of NOx. The project spanned from the middle of 2019 and is now fully operational.