Urgent Call to Action: Transforming Waste Gas Equipment for a Sustainable Future

Enter the era of equipment renewal—old industries upgrade, new sectors emerge. What’s the focus for renewing exhaust gas treatment? The official call for action is clear.

As the 14th Five-Year Plan draws to a close and the 2030 carbon peak target looms, industries must accelerate transformation. The recent Central Economic Work Conference and State Council directives signal a decisive push for equipment upgrades and consumer goods advancements.

March saw the release of the “Action Plan for Promoting Large-Scale Equipment Updates and Trade-in of Consumer Goods,” reinforcing a national drive for equipment modernization. In April, multiple departments unveiled detailed plans, igniting a storm of change.

This overhaul, targeting outdated and inefficient equipment, aligns with the 2024 government work report’s call to boost new quality productivity. The “renew” initiative promises a surge in market consumption and a shift towards a low-carbon economic model.

China’s environmental industry, pioneered in the 1960s, now tackles evolving challenges like air quality. From reducing smog to achieving ultra-low emissions in coal-fired plants, the industry drives demand for cutting-edge exhaust gas treatment.

The movement to upgrade waste gas equipment in China.

Targeting Zero Emissions: Focus on Two Key Areas

Clearer skies, yet the 2023 air quality data highlights ongoing challenges in environmental protection. Despite meteorological factors, achieving a qualitative shift remains pivotal.

Waste gas treatment, essential for end users, drives concentrated industry demand. The “net-zero emissions” imperative is central to pollution and carbon reduction goals for businesses. How will industries evolve in 2024? The spotlight is on comprehensive upgrades and ultra-low emission transformations.

Continued Demand for Ultra-Low Emission Transformation

China boasts the world’s largest ultra-low emission thermal power plant group and clean coal power supply system. With over 1 billion kilowatts of ultra-low-emission coal power units by 2021, the focus now shifts to transformative growth. The steel industry also accelerates low-carbon technology exploration, setting stringent global emission standards. Beyond coal power and steel, other key sectors like cement and coking industries embrace ultra-low emission initiatives. Government directives target significant transformation milestones by 2025 and 2028. Environmental inspectors prioritize “three high” enterprises and key pollution-emitting industries for equipment updates across regions.

What Central Environmental Inspections Drive Industry Focus?

Central and local environmental inspections spotlight critical issues, urging action on industrial waste gas control. Notably, biopharmaceutical emissions, outdated steel equipment, and high particle concentrations in sintering machines demand urgent attention. Other challenges include low efficiency in petrochemical coke oven flue gas collection and excess sulfur dioxide in coking industry emissions. Environmental neglect and outdated technology compound these issues, with inspectors targeting key polluting sectors like steel, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals alongside urban infrastructure.

Amidst the drive for equipment upgrades, attention shifts to tackling intricate challenges in exhaust gas treatment. Dust removal and VOCs treatment stand out as pivotal areas, with VOCs emerging as the linchpin in addressing high-difficulty pollutants. Consider spray painting and coating industries where VOCs reign supreme as the primary culprit, demanding vigilant monitoring of VOCs volatilization from paints and solvents.

The intricacies stem from diverse sources, with VOCs thrust into the spotlight by both the “14th Five-Year Plan” and the State Council’s “Action Plan for Continuous Improvement of Air Quality.” While sulfur dioxide control has seen notable success, nitrogen oxides and VOCs pose ongoing challenges. The action plan charts a course encompassing coal reduction, vehicle regulation, pollution control, and dust suppression, pivoting towards eliminating outdated practices.

Coupled with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment’s forthcoming “Work Plan for Investigation and Rectification of Inefficient and Failed Air Pollution Control Facilities,” the drive for comprehensive inspection and rectification aims to revitalize the exhaust gas treatment sector. Inefficient, outdated equipment under scrutiny faces replacement, propelling a surge in the adoption of advanced exhaust gas treatment systems across industries.

Navigating the New Terrain of Industrial Environmental Compliance

In the wake of sweeping ecological reforms, industrial enterprises face relentless pressures. Initiatives like combating “scattered pollution,” transitioning from pollutant discharge fees to environmental taxes, and managing emissions through permits signal a shift towards cleaner, smarter practices.

Yet, achieving net zero emissions, accompanied by stringent ESG reporting, requires societal oversight to gauge the success of clean production transformation. Are concerns over dioxin in waste incineration and power generation alleviated? Have high odor complaints been addressed? What hurdles persist in controlling unorganized pollutant discharge? Discover efficient solutions for tackling complex industrial waste gas challenges in sectors like chemicals, pharmaceuticals, metallurgy, and painting.

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