Among the emitters of air pollutants—which also include transport, agriculture, households and power generation—the majority of exhaust air purification processes presented at IFAT are traditionally aimed at industry. To achieve a high level of protection for the environment, many technical solutions are available for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds and dusts. There is further scope for goal-driven innovation here with regard to efficiency improvement, automation, and digitization.
In particular, industries with high greenhouse gas emissions, such as the cement industry, have also been addressing the issues of CCU and CCS for several years. CCU stands for carbon capture and utilization, while CCS stands for carbon capture and storage, which provides for the safe and permanent storage of the climate-damaging gas in deep-lying geological rock layers.