TIGG System Meets Methyl Bromide Recapture Standards

TIGG Corporation's Methyl Bromide Recapture System meets and in some installations exceeds the specification set by the USDA-APHIS.

For several years, the USDA-ARS has directed research toward the development of methyl bromide alternatives and methyl bromide recapture systems. Recently, the "Methyl Bromide Quarantine and Preshipment Interim National Management Strategy" was presented by the United States at the Twenty-first Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in early November 2009. The Management Strategy, on the United Nations Environment Programme Web site, gives USDA-APHIS requirements for methyl bromide recapture systems.

The TIGG Methyl Bromide Recapture System complies with these requirements by reducing emissions by at least 80 percent, retaining approved fumigation and aeration times mandated by the PPQ treatment manual and reducing the methyl bromide concentration in emissions to less than 500 parts per million.

The company engineered and manufactured its system through a cooperative program between GFK Consulting LTD, USDA-ARS and Great Lakes Corporation (now Chemtura). During development, the system was proven in laboratory and pilot-scale tests and has since operated successfully in commercial installations throughout the United States. Those installations include the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, GW Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, a cargo facility in Mississippi and a major California packer and shipper for air-freighting berries to Japan.

TIGG Corporation, headquartered in Oakdale, Pa., designs and fabricates systems that use activated carbon and other purification media to treat water, wastewater, air and process streams.

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