Air Filtration Insights  
No. 7   August 2013





This bi-weekly Air Filtration Insight provides excerpts from the McIlvaine Air Filtration and Purification World Markets.  It also provides excerpts from related publications. The market report is conceived as the traffic control on a 4 Lane Knowledge Bridge to the purchasers and specifiers.


·        4 Lane Knowledge Bridge to the End User

·        Air Filtration Market Update Headlines – June/July 2013 

·        Knowledge Flow and Translation from China Rather than to It

·        Continuing Changes In The Options Available To Meet Air Quality Regulations

·        Chen of CBI and Tseng of Graymont Will Discuss Mercury Removal Data in Mandarin  - August 9, 2013


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JUNE / JULY 2013



June Residential Housing Starts Down, Permits Slightly Up



Clarcor Announces 2Q Earnings



Donaldson to Build Filter Manufacturing Plant in Poland

AAF Inaugurates New HEPA Cleanroom Facility

JM to Add Lightweight Spunbond Line in Berlin

Camfil Meets Growing Demand With New UK Facility

GE Power & Water’s Air Filtration Moves to Overland Park, Kansas

Xanofi Signs Agreement with Japan’s Seika Corp for Nanofiber-based Products

Norafin Adds Second Spunlace Line

Noveko Announces Major Air Filter Contract with Hydro-Quebec

Clarcor’s Baldwin Filters Breaks Ground on Expansion

HEPAirX Air Purification System Granted FDA Clearance



Pall Corp. Filters Ease Concerns about Viruses in Aircraft Cabin Air



CLARCOR Air Filtration Products Expands Synthetic Bag Line

Mott Introduces New High Purity Gas Filters

LG Partners with 3M to Create Most Efficient Air Conditioner Filter


Many projects, mergers and acquisitions are detailed in monthly updates in the Market Report’s Chapters under Industry Analysis.













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Knowledge Flow and Translation from China Rather than to It

In case you are of the impression that the Chinese desperately need valuable information which is in English and needs to be translated, whereas there is not much valuable information in Chinese which needs to be translated to English, then it is time to reflect.

A number of International industrial and drug companies now have research centers in China, so people whose first language is Chinese are doing much basic research. Most Chinese Engineers can read English whereas few non-Chinese engineers can read Chinese.

The most modern industrial plants are being built in China. The U.S. has little supercritical boiler experience compared to China. The most active FGD supplier in China started up 25 new systems last year totaling nearly 13,000 MW.


FGD Plants Start ups in China in 2012 by OEM

(translated from Chinese)


Name of Company

Total Capacity in

Operation (MW)

Methods & Percent

of FGD


Beijing Guodian Long Yuan Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd.



L-G WFGD 97.64

Carbide slag-gypsum method 2.36


Fujian Longking Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd.



L-G WFGD 68.18

CFB FGD 31.82


Zhejiang University Insigma Mechanical Engineering Co., Ltd.




L-G WFGD 100


China Huadian (Group) Engineering Co., Ltd.




L-G WFGD 100


Shandong Sanrong Environmental Protection Engineering Co., Ltd.




L-G WFGD 100

There is a great deal of good published information in Chinese. Government statistics show the above market share data for FGD. There is similar information on DeNOx. Elsewhere in the world McIlvaine is compiling market share data through its own efforts, but in China much of this data is available. Therefore McIlvaine is finding that there is as much need to translate Chinese into English as the reverse.


Continuing Changes In The Options Available To Meet Air Quality Regulations

In our weekly reporting of developments, it is a challenge to sort out those that will actually change the options available to meet the regulatory requirements.  To help our subscribers indentify the new options we are instituting Decisive Classification Updates.  Here were the changes flagged in July:


Decisive Classification System Updates for July 2013

Key words: Mercury   银(汞, Bromine, Circulating Dry Scrubber….bromine injection without ACI  for dry FGD is a viable option for high level of mercury removal.

Key words: Wet Electrostatic Precipitator, PM2.5, toxic metals, MS….Consider WESP for toxic metal reduction greater than alternatives. Consider using gasified municipal waste as reburn fuel in coal-fired boiler with scrubber and WESP.

Key words: Dry Sorbent Injection , Sorbent recovery….Consider option to recover dry sorbent and to recycle it. This is different from reagent recycle where the flyash, reacted reagent, and unreacted reagent are recycled, so the term “reagent recovery” should distinguish this from reagent recycle.

Key words: Activated Carbon  活性炭, Non-carbon sorbent-----Non-carbon sorbent should now be a commercial alternative to activated carbon based on the commercial contract.

Key Words: Carbon Dioxide, Regulation ….New coal-fired power plants would have a CO2 limit 10 percent to 70 percent higher than the original EPA proposal.


Chen of CBI and Tseng of Graymont Will Discuss Mercury Removal Data in Mandarin on August 9, 2013

If you are interested in talking mercury removal in Mandarin, you are welcome to participate in our webinar. Bobby I.T. Chen, Client Program Manager Integrated Emission Solutions, Environmental & Infrastructure at CBI,   will be repeating his presentation of last week in the Hot Topic Hour. He will make the presentation in Mandarin Chinese on August 9 at 10 a.m. Central time. This will be recorded and made available on our Global Decisions Orchard and on YouTube. An earlier presentation by a McIlvaine Chinese employee on the Wahlco Urea to Ammonia process has received over 1,900 hits on YouTube. This is despite the ban on viewing YouTube in China.

The findings which were reported last week were quite impressive. Chen made a strong case for bromine injection (EMO) as the answer for mercury reduction from power plants burning the full range of fuels. The performance compares favorably when precipitators or baghouses are used. It compares favorably when both wet and dry scrubbers are incorporated. When hydrated lime was used for SO3 mitigation, less EMO was needed to achieve the same results. Emissions below 1 lb/TBtu were achieved routinely.

Shiaw Tseng of Graymont is an expert on sorbents and has done extensively analyses of the East Asian power industry. He will be asking questions and making some observations on the subject

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