Tri-Mer Provides Range of Anodizing Lines and Pollution Control Equipment
Tri-Mer designs, fabricates and installs turnkey anodizing lines, including tanks, ducting, exhaust hoods, material handling and user interfaces. The company also manufactures a range of pollution control equipment, such as chemical-free fan/separator, scrubbing corrosive fumes with 10% of the water of traditional scrubbers; crossflow for inorganic compounds, which maintains stack emissions to specific ppms; odor control systems that simultaneously handle particulate and inorganic compounds; and the C/E-1 chrome scrubber. According to the company, C/E-1 is 99.5%+ efficient for all chrome regardless of inlet loading, doesn’t consume chemicals or generate waste.
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