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Bial is a Portuguese pharmaceutical company, founded in 1924. It is an international pharmaceutical group of innovation, with medicines in more than 50 countries and around 1000 employees. The company aims to contribute to improving the quality of life for all people around the world.
The search for new therapeutic solutions is BIAL´s big bet, which invests more than 20% of its annual turnover in R&D. The company´s research areas focus on neuroscience and the cardiovascular system.
Challenge: Treatment of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) present in gaseous effluents, based on the treatability study prepared by INEGI.
Proposed solution: Activated carbon adsorption system.
Object of the proposal: Design, construction, installation and commissioning of the following main sub-systems;
- “Duplex” adsorption system consisting of stainless-steel columns, containment grids and loads of activated carbon;
- System of analysis and continuous monitoring of volatile organic compounds, according to Thermo FID technology;
- Regenerating steam condenser;
- Drying air heater.
Results obtained: After the period of testing and start-up, the system started to retain VOCs with an efficiency that allowed to obtain results in the order of 40% of the VLE allowed by the legislation in force.