Pollution Control

Emissions and pollution from industrial processes are areas of intense global focus. Engineers today work on innovative ways to reduce, capture and control many undesirable byproducts. Process industry companies face dual challenges: to reduce environmental impact while creating better products that use less energy. Topics such as green engineering, clean air and water, sustainable design, and carbon reduction, and carbon capture have great environmental appeal — and they are at the heart of process engineering, as they drive process optimization and capital investment decisions.

Pollution Control

Particle tracks in a wet SO2 scrubber modeled with CFX-5.6.
Image courtesy of URS Corporation

Using a combination of ANSYS engineering simulation for air pollution control analysis and design software solutions engineers and designers can simulate the combination of equipment and process parameters across a wide range of applications, for both new product design and retrofit/upgrade scenarios. For example, ANSYS fluid mechanics solutions – CFD for air pollution control - provide insight and detailed understanding of the formation and dispersion of pollutants (Nox, Sox, mercury, other VOCs) throughout a range of flow problems, including turbulence, chemical reactions, heat and mass transfer, and multiphase flows.

ANSYS engineering simulation for pollution control software and services can be applied across the industry to pollution and emission reduction control systems, which includes:

  • Scrubbers
  • Absorbers
  • Precipitators
  • Burners
  • Settling tanks
  • Chlorine contact tanks
  • Wastewater discharge equipment
  • Catalytic converters
  • Cyclones
  • Ventilation devices
  • SCRs
  • SNCRs