Modern smoking process as an effective measure to reduce emissions
In Europe, the air is still quite bad. According to the European Environment Agency, about 90 percent of Europe’s city dwellers are exposed to concentrations of pollutants that are above a level that is hazardous to health. The life expectancy in the EU would be reduced by more than eight months, for example by fine dust particles. And things are not getting better. According to a recent report by the European Commission, most EU countries will not meet their emission reduction commitments for 2020 or 2030.
The European Commissioner for the Environment, Virginijus Sinkevičius, therefore calls for more effective measures to reduce air pollution in many Member States. Investing in cleaner air is an investment in health and our climate and will give our economy the necessary boost. CleanSmoke is one such investment. The innovative smoking process not only allows the production of environmentally friendly products that are not harmful to health, but also significantly reduces local emissions of air pollutants. CleanSmoke is a freshly produced smoke for the smoking chamber from pre-cleaned primary smoke condensate. Completely without pollutants.
Despite all air pollution control technologies, conventional smokehouses still pollute the environment very heavily. The combustion processes generate a wide range of smoke and dust particles. “Smokehouses that work with CleanSmoke easily comply with all air pollution limits according to TA Luft”, says Uwe Vogel, Chairman of the CleanSmoke Coalition (CSC). Analyses within the framework of the European Eco-innovation Action Plan (EcoAP) showed that CleanSmoke can reduce particulate matter by 87 percent and volatile organic compounds (VOC) by 64 percent. “This is one of the reasons why the European Commission has awarded CleanSmoke the title of ‘Best Available Technology’ (BAT),” says Vogel.
CleanSmoke smokes in a closed system
The smoke for the pre-cleaned primary smoke condensate is produced in a closed system (smoke generator) by pyrolysis instead of combustion or burning. Substances hazardous to health such as carbon monoxide and polycyclic aromatics (PAH), tar and ash are not contained. There is also no risk of cancer-causing wood dust, as no chips are used. With CleanSmoke the primary smoke condensate is re-generated into a stable smoke with the help of compressed air. This smoke generated outside the smoking chamber is fed into the smoking chamber by means of smoke pipes and the exhaust air is fed back into the smoke generator. It is therefore a closed smoking system ⎼ without filter, afterburning or emissions. All in the spirit of the Green Deal and the European air pollution control plans.