Industrial Odour & Emission Control Systems

emission control system

Legislation to protect our environment increasingly requires a gas-phase emission control system to reduce harmful gas emissions or control nuisance odours.

Part of the EXEON mission is to supply workplaces with clean air through the design, installation and servicing of emission control systems. Our expert advice, innovative design and practical solutions ensure you can benefit from an emission control system that protects both your workforce and local environment.

Learn how our odour control system design uses cartridge based or deep bed activated carbon. We can also deploy wet scrubber, gas scrubber and stripping towers where appropriate.

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Control Requirements

  • Odour control system
  • Industrial gas cleaning
  • VOC abatement
  • Air pollution control systems
  • Hazardous waste flue gas cleaning systems

Plant Types

  • Carbon cartridge air filter housings
  • Deep-bed adsorber systems
  • Wet scrubber systems
  • Gas scrubber systems
  • Single and multi-stage systems
odour control
odour control system
gas scrubber

Typical applications in:

  • Food industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Military Facilities
  • Engineering and Automotive
  • Industrial & Chemical Manufacturing
  • Laboratories
  • Nuclear Processing
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical facilities
  • Sewage Treatment
  • Waste handling



Emissions testing


Air sampling


Carbon life testing


Odour testing

Activated Carbon Air Filtration - an introduction

activated charcoal filter

Activated carbon has been used since the First World War to protect infantry against chemical gas attack.

The base material can be coal, wood or even peat, but the best quality carbon uses coconut shells. The material is chemically or thermally treated, usually with superheated steam, to expose the internal pore structure. This increases the surface area by over 100 times. A teaspoonful of carbon can have the surface area of a football pitch.

The vast surface area and tortuous route through the pore structure encourages molecular to surface collisions. “Van der Waal” forces cause molecules to attract and remain within the carbon structure, this is known as “adsorption”.

The carbon is typically in pellet or granular form in beds,
arranged so that air can pass through. The time the air is in
contact with the carbon is known as “dwell” or “contact”
time. Typical dwell times range from 0.1 seconds to 1
second or more in large “deep bed” adsorbers.

When the bed is “saturated” with contaminant, then
“breakthrough” is experienced, with emissions rising. This
means the bed is exhausted and no further adsorption can
take place.

Technical Design Service

We have facilities for full CAD design of systems on a site-by-site basis and can provide both 3D visuals and
detailed working drawings. We can also carry out dispersion modelling and odour