Fume scrubbing by the bacteria pool of our plant in the Czech Republic

In order to comply with the environmental standards, our Electropoli plant in the Czech Republic treats the fumes emitted by our various surface treatments (treatment by cataphoresis, electrolytic zinc coating, etc.) via a bacteria pool. How does this fume scrubbing system work? Why is it essential? Electropoli will explain everything!

Fume scrubbing: an environmental obligation

Surface treatment is an activity which implies various phases of preparation and coating of parts at variable temperatures of heating (acid-, alkaline-based solutions, solutions containing metals, with or without solvents, etc.) or curing for polymerisation of certain substrates. These steps logically produce above the pools fumes which are captured to be treated. Even if the fumes discharged are not toxic for people, their odours can be unpleasant. Furthermore, their discharge into the air is strictly regulated by various environmental standards which ELECTROPOLI must respect at each of its sites.

A bacteria pool for fume treatment

That is why Electropoli developed a whole procedure for the scrubbing of fumes emitted by its factory in the Czech Republic. All of the fumes discharged from chimneys by our various surface treatments are thus reburned and then filtered via a bacteria pool. The biomass contained in these pools makes it possible to capture and dissolve the odorous particles contained in the fumes. Once they have been filtered, the fumes can then be discharged into the air safely and without creating a nuisance for the people living nearby.

Other environmental treatment systems

The treatment of fumes is only one part of the environmental processes implemented by Electropoli. We also work to limit our energy consumption, to optimize our water consumption, to treat rinse water from our production processes, to minimize our production of waste, etc. in order to limit as much as possible our impact on the environment.