High-ranking, Wrigley officials from both China and the United States were in attendance for an opening ceremony at the Shanghai plant this past May. Members of the local Environmental Bureau and government leaders in the crowd praised the company for their efforts to reduce air pollutants like Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
The plant recently commissioned Anguil Environmental Asia to design, build and install a 55,000 SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer or RTO. The emission abatement system is capable of destroying more than 99% of any harmful emissions coming from the gum making process. RTOs are not only effect at destroying odors and emissions but they are also known for their energy efficient operation. Through the use of ceramic media beds, the device captures waste heat from combustion to preheat incoming pollutants. At 95-97% thermal efficiency, many RTO systems like this oxidizer at Wrigley will self sustain, using no additional fuel for operation.
During the ceremony, Wrigley leaders reinforced their firm stance on environmental protection and commitment to action. All attendees then got a tour of the Anguil RTO and witnessed the system in operation. Anguil personnel were on hand to explain the capabilities and answer any questions.
After nearly forty years in the air pollution control industry, Anguil Environmental is announcing the creation of a new water treatment division appropriately named Anguil Aqua Systems. The new initiative will leverage Anguil’s extensive engineering experience and process knowledge.
Anguil has spent the past three years researching the market, forming a technical team and expanding their knowledge of water pollution technologies and techniques before officially forming Anguil Aqua. During this time, they successfully completed several water treatment projects in the remediation and industrial manufacturing markets. Building upon these achievements, the company is uniquely positioned to provide single source responsibility for fully engineered, customized and integrated air and water treatment solutions.
As part of Anguil’s commitment to our community and environment, the company has adopted a highway just North of the corporate headquarters in Milwaukee. Through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway program, employees will help reduce litter along a local highway and enhance the beautify of Wisconsin’s roadsides.
Volunteers from the company are responsible for a stretch of Mequon Road in Ozaukee County. “It allows our employees to give back to the community and we support their efforts” said Chris Anguil, President of Anguil Environmental.
Teams of Anguil employees will walk the 1.5 mile section of highway three times per year to cleanup trash. During the first spring cleaning of 2014, the Anguil volunteers collected nearly 15 garbage bags full of paper, cans, bottles, plastic bags, wrappers and even car parts.
Two leading suppliers in the air pollution control industry are partnering-up to meet the needs of Australian companies with emission control requirements. Australia’s single-largest air pollution control company, Total Air Pollution Control (TAPC) has teamed up with Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. (Anguil), a global provider of oxidation and vapor combustion technologies.
Both Anguil and TAPC specialize in technologies, products and services that destroy Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) from a broad range of applications. When released into the atmosphere these pollutants contribute to smog as well as the destruction of agriculture and forests. In humans they can cause birth defects, nervous system damage, respiratory ailments, heart conditions or even death during massive accidental releases. TAPC’s current product offering includes gas scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators and fabric filters. With access to the Anguil thermal and catalytic oxidiser technologies they can now offer a control technology increasingly being used in the region to meet the more stringent environmental regulations for VOCs and HAPs.
Anguil, founded in 1978, has gained its recognition and reputation as one of the leaders in manufacturing, servicing and installation of oxidation technologies and heat recovery systems for various applications and industries. TAPC will incorporate Anguil’s oxidizer designs and heat recovery systems with their existing gas cleaning technologies for facilities throughout the region.
This partnership provides a local Anguil presence for sales, installation, fabrication and service needs. Customers in Australia can expect state of the art air pollution control equipment, dependable service and responsive support from two of the most reputable companies in the industry.
Anguil Environmental Systems is pleased to announce that Jim Stone has joined the company as a Senior Sales Manager. Jim brings with him over 25 years of experience with air pollution control, exhaust gas treatment and heat recovery applications.
Located in Milwaukee WI, Anguil designs, manufactures, installs and services thermal and catalytic oxidizers, vapor combustion technologies and energy recovery systems throughout the world. Jim’s sales and application knowledge will be used to apply Anguil’s equipment design into a variety of industries, from composites and printing, to chemical and packaging. The addition of Jim further enhances Anguil’s ability to efficiently and effectively reduce emissions and energy consumption at industrial facilities.
The Norwood Bulletin recently highlighted the odor and pollution control efforts at Home Market Foods in Norwood, Massachusetts. Anguil is supplying a 30,000SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) at this frozen food manufacturer to elimate emissions and odors. The Anguil RTO is an effective, efficient abatement device for many food processing applications.
The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the winner of its annual Jeffrey Butland award. Anguil is honored to be the 2013 recipient for both the state of Wisconsin as well as the Midwest region. The SBA acknowledges the contributions that small businesses make towards America’s economy by honoring the owners of these outstanding small businesses. The Jeffrey Butland award specifically highlights family owned and operated-small businesses that have transitioned to the second generation.
The news release for these SBA awards was published on Tuesday April 23rd 2013. Of the fifteen state winners, Anguil was one of four small business selected to receive regional recognition. Gene, Deb and Chris Anguil will be attending the 28th annual presentation breakfast on Friday May 31st at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee, WI. An SBA Regional Administrator will be visiting Anguil Environmental in June to present the certificate for the company’s regional award.
By John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer on Friday, January 18, 2013
A Kirtland Air Force Base crew is in the final stages of testing a new machine it hopes will accelerate cleanup of a fuel spill that has contaminated southeast Albuquerque groundwater.
On a concrete pad just north of the base flight line, workers Thursday were testing a garden-shed-sized furnace officials say will begin within the next week to burn off jet fuel sucked from deep under ground.
“It’s the next step in actually cleaning up the contaminants,” said Col. John Kubinec, the base commander.
Officials note that this is not the final remedy for the longstanding problem, but rather an interim measure to remove some fuel from the ground while the Air Force and state regulators wrestle with the long-term problem of cleaning up the decades-old mess.
“We wanted to get after this contamination sooner rather than later,” said John Kieling, head of the New Mexico Environment Department’s Hazardous Waste Bureau.
Contractors for the Air Force sank two wells six inches in diameter more than 500 feet into the ground adjacent to the base’s old fuel loading area, where in 1999 the Air Force discovered that an underground pipe had been leaking for decades.
Vacuum units will suck fuel vapors from the layers of soil above the groundwater, and the furnace unit will then burn it off, explained Brent Wilson, Kirtland’s civil engineer.
The fuel has moved through groundwater more than a mile from the spill site. None has been detected in Albuquerque drinking water wells. Test wells near Phil Chacon Park, between the nearest drinking water wells and the known fuel spill area, recently came back clean, suggesting the risk to drinking water is not imminent, according to the state Environment Department.
The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority is in the midst of developing a network of early warning monitoring wells between the fuel spill and the nearest drinking water wells. The water utility is working with the U.S. Geological Survey to determine the best place to put the wells. The agency will pay for the wells but under an agreement with the Air Force, there is a possibility that the Air Force will reimburse the utility for the work, according to John Stomp, the utility’s chief operating officer.
Smaller “soil vapor extraction” units have been at work for years sucking aircraft fuel vapors from the ground, but the new larger system is designed to work more effectively at removing the fuel from the ground, Wilson said.
The cleanup efforts face challenges that officials at the Air Force and the state acknowledge cannot be solved with the systems currently in place. The biggest near-term issue is the fact that the water table in the area has been rising as a result of decreased drinking water pumping from nearby wells run by the water utility.
That rising water table has submerged a layer of jet fuel that had been resting in soil on top of the water table, making cleanup harder. In a December report to the Environment Department, the Air Force acknowledged that fuel layer, now trapped under water, “will be an ongoing source of dissolved groundwater contamination indefinitely.”
The Air Force and Environment Department are in talks about implementing the next cleanup step, which would begin removing some of that fuel submerged in the groundwater layer. – This article appeared on page A1 of the Albuquerque Journal
The purpose of this subgroup is to specifically discuss the different oxidizer types, design criteria, performance data and service issues. The goal is to better educate oxidizer end users, consultants and engineering firms on the capabilities and best practices of these air pollution control devices.
Two capital equipment suppliers are announcing a partnership that will provide industrial facilities a single source solution for their dryer, oven and air pollution control needs. Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc., a United States based oxidizer manufacturer, and Spooner Industries, a convection dryer supplier located in the United Kingdom have partnered to better serve each of their respective markets and regions.
After working together on multiple turnkey projects, the two companies have decided to make their partnership official. Anguil Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs), as well as Direct-Fired, Catalytic and Thermal Recuperative oxidizers are used for the destruction of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), NOX and odorous air emissions often generated from the drying and curing equipment manufactured by Spooner. By combining the complimentary product lines, customers and prospects can get a complete turnkey solution for their industrial drying, curing, coating and air pollution control needs. In addition, the Anguil Heat and Energy Recovery products can be applied on these industrial systems to reduce operating costs and energy consumption.
Under the new agreement, Spooner Industries will fabricate and install the Anguil oxidizer designs on air pollution control applications throughout Europe. They will work exclusively together for the supply of oxidizers for European converting, coating and printing operations. The systems will incorporate the established, proven designs of Anguil Environmental and the quality, dependable fabrication of Spooner Industries. Spooner’s new 60,000 square foot facility will be the primary manufacturing location for Anguil oxidizer systems going into Eastern and Western Europe. The local UK fabrication capability will allow Anguil to serve the European region without expensive transportation costs.
In the United States and North America, existing Spooner customers will now have the assurance of working with a dryer company that has local air pollution control and energy recovery capabilities. Anguil’s extensive service capabilities will also be utilized in America for Spooner customers with emergency or long-term service needs. In addition, Anguil customers with dryer and coating systems will have the experience of Spooner’s technologies through Anguil.
Both Spooner and Anguil are long standing companies with excellent reputations, having been in business since 1932 and 1978, respectively. “We are extremely excited about this new partnership” says Gene Anguil, CEO of Anguil “Not only are our product offerings complimentary but our firms have a similar philosophy and focus with custom engineered industrial systems”. Steve Newell, Sales & Marketing Director at Spooner Industries agrees “This partnership with Anguil fits extremely well with Spooner in terms of technology, markets and culture. The disciplines involved with these units are very similar to our core competence”
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