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Sewage Transport and Treatment

One of our biggest areas of operation, we have supplied systems to most of the major water authorities in Australia plus a number of regional authorities. These include chemical wet scrubbing systems, bio-trickling systems and activated carbon adsorption systems. The chemical scrubbing systems have been both conventional caustic/hypochlorite systems and OdorgardTM scrubbing systems, applied to inlet works, sludge processing, lime stabilization and other applications within the sewage treatment plant. Chemical wet scrubbing is still the most cost effective, predictable, reliable technology for most STP applications. TAPC has supplied virtually all of the major scrubbing systems for these applications in Australia over the last fifteen years. Activated carbon systems lend themselves to sewage pump station and similar applications in remote areas as well as some STP applications, and we have supplied many of these as well. Biological scrubbing and biofilter systems are now available to complement the above technologies, providing the capability to reduce operating costs whilst maintaining performance when used in conjunction with one of the above technologies.


Over 400 systems have been supplied to the Australian mining and related industries. These consist of a mix of Particulate wet scrubbers and PowerJet™ Fabric Filters. Ventilation, Car dumping, crushing, screening, conveying and conveyor transfer points have all been sucessfully handled using these products.

Mineral Processing

Applications in this sector vary enormously in size and type of application. The gas streams are often particulate laden as well as acid gas laden, the scrubbing solution may be a high strength slurry, high temperatures may be involved and the operating environments can be extreme. TAPC’s broad range of technologies and depth of experience mean we can offer a quality solution to just about every application. This might mean a DynaWave scrubbing system or a complete electrostatic precipitator. TAPC has built systems handling up to 827,000 Am3/hr gas flows, systems to capture pollutants as diverse as sulphur dioxide, titanium tetrachloride and hydrogen cyanide, systems for gold refineries, lead/zinc smelters, steel smelters, titanium dioxide refineries, nickel refineries, synthetic rutile plants, copper refineries etc etc. These include Australia’s only genuine, full scale flue gas desulphurization (FGD) plants.


The chemical process industries cover an enormous range of applications that we have dealt with. These range from small tank vent scrubbers (e.g. hydrochloric acid storage tanks) to complex systems venting from a range of reactors and other process equipment. Acrylates from acrylic emulsion manufacture, particulates from pharmaceutical manufacture, amines and other gases from pesticide and herbicide manufacture, oleum mists from sulphuric acid manufacture, NOx from nitric acid manufacture, using packed tower scrubbers, venturi and eductor venturi scrubbers, SCR de NOx systems and Mist Eliminators.  Where dust is involved, we have successfully installed our range of PowerJet™ Fabric Filters or particulate wet scrubbers.


We have used scrubbing systems to treat amines and chlorine from foundries, odours from rubber processing, phenol/formaldehyde from evaporative cooler manufacturing, ethanol from brake manufacturing, an RTO to treat paint solvents from an automotive paint line, a regenerative activated carbon system to treat solvents from adhesive tape manufacture, Kimre pads to treat acid mists from lead acid battery manufacture, and many more.

Phosphate Fertiliser

One of the more difficult industries owing to the extremely severe operating environments that scrubbing systems have to work under. TAPC has supplied most of the major scrubbing systems to this industry over the last thirty years, using a combination of venturi scrubbers, eductor venturi scrubbers and packed tower scrubbers. With the development of Kimre pads TAPC was pro-active in moving to their use as the mass transfer media of choice for applications in this industry. Applications have been for Dens off gases, hygiene scrubbing systems, drier/granulation system exhausts etc.

Pulp & Paper

We have supplied chlorine and chlorine dioxide scrubbing systems for bleach plants and sulphur dioxide scrubbing systems for pulp mills. If required we can design systems to use in house liquors such as extract filtrate or white liquor as scrubbing media in the bleach plant. Special materials for tower packing and for the scrubber vessels are used to handle the highly corrosive conditions encountered.

Steel & Metal Finishing

Pickle line scrubbing systems are a major application in the steel industry, scrubbing hydrochloric acid mists and vapours. We have supplied numerous systems to Australia’s leading steel manufacturer for this application. We have also supplied hydrofluoric acid scrubbing for a stainless steel mill, Kimre pads for chromic acid mist removal in chrome plating operations and NOx scrubbing systems for bright dip baths in aluminium anodizing.

Electronics/Semi-conductor/Optical Fibre

These industries use a range of specialist gases in their manufacturing operations resulting in a very mixed load of emissions, both particle and vapours. TAPC have successfully applied a number of venturi/crossflow packed scrubber combinations to these applications for a number of clients, as well as other scrubber system types for ammonia and hydrochloric acid.


This sector generates a wide variety of emissions requiring control. Applications we have handled include odours from cooking operations, pet food manufacture, fish processing, margarine manufacture, yeast fermentation and chicken processing, sulphur dioxide from starch manufacture, ammonia from gelatine manufacture, acetic acid from salt manufacture and many more. These use a variety of packed tower scrubber types and scrubbing chemicals. Many of these and others also involve particle collection from drier exhausts and the like. Venturi scrubbers of various types have been used for most of these.

Waste Processing

Applications here range from a number of biofilter prescrubber/humidifers to high efficiency acid gas/submicron particle scrubbing systems on medical waste and hazardous liquid waste incineration facilities. These range from simple packed tower scrubbers to systems involving high temperature quench chambers, high pressure venturi scrubbers, packed tower scrubbers and Monsanto mist eliminators.


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