Case Study: GORE® REMEDIA® Catalytic Filter Bags – Medical Waste Incineration Facility, Pennsylvania, USA


An incineration plant in Pennsylvania uses a rotary kiln incinerator with a downstream pollution control system to treat medical waste. In 2009, the EPA introduced a new emission guideline (EGs) for rotary kiln incinerators. In October 2014, the EGs was enforced at the plant, whose existing pollution control system complied with all components of the EGs except dioxin/ furans emission (D/F). The facility was required to demonstrate D/F compliance with the new EGs, and management urgently searched for a long-term solution that combined financially viable technology and minimal process changes.