Green River successfully installed the first WESP in Southeast Asian industry
Green River Holding Co., Ltd.
Recently, Green River successfully installed SEKA, a wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP). The innovative technology was pioneered in Austria and is the first of its type to be installed on a dryer exhaust in the wood panel industry in Southeast Asia.
Green River joined hands with Scheuch, a half-century-old leading Austrian company specializing in environmental protection systems for industry. This initiative is a high commitment by Green River in its efforts at Corporate Social Responsibility.
Two years of preparation: Green River launches a new environmental standard in the wood panel industry
As a world-renowned company, Scheuch is an innovative leader in the technology for clean air. As early as two years ago, Dr. Kitti Terana-Sthiarphan, Assistant to Green River CEO, was in contact with Scheuch and has undertaken extensive research on exhaust gas cleaning systems and techniques.
After two years of communication on the technology and the implementation strategy for the WESP system, the two parties successfully arrived at a contractual agreement. The system was designed specifically to filter fine dust from the dryer exhaust gas, and to ensure clean production and safe air quality.
Above Green River, residents in the neighborhood do not see any sign of dust nor little steam emission from the dryer chimney. This is because the newly purchased cleaning system is capable of almost completely filtering particulate matter as well as odorous aerosols in the exhaust gas of the dryer. Additionally it almost completely eliminates the steam plume. Green River achieves almost zero visible emissions thanks to Scheuch’s innovative technology for clean air!
Andreas Koeck, Managing Director of Scheuch Asia, said that Green River has taken the initiative to contribute to the environment without being required to by local regulations. It increased its costs to ensure clean air, setting a new standard for the wood panel industry in Southeast Asia in regard to environmental protection.
Always there for environmental protection
In recent years, the general public is paying more attention to environmental issues, and many countries have also introduced strict environmental regulations and industry emission standards. Since its inception, Green River has been walking on the path of “green, nature and harmony,” adhering to the principles of sustainable development.
Green River is based in Thailand, the world’s leading country for the production of rubber. The rubber tree produces latex for years 7 to 25 after which time it is felled and the area replanted. In former times the felled trees were mostly burnt in the field or used as fuel. Green River observed this phenomenon and made use of the excellent physical properties of rubber trees to make chipboard, so to maximize the value of the trees.
Green River not only chose a sustainable economic crop like rubberwood as the raw material, but also insisted on contributing to the environment through its production process.
David Huang, Vice Chairman of Green River, also said that Green River always hoped to achieve “clean” production, and made unremitting efforts to try and find solutions. And finally, Green River found the answer- it cooperated with Scheuch and was presented with a certificate as the first company in Southeast Asia to use a wet electrostatic precipitator.
Green River aims to promote zero visible emission of air pollutants from the dryer exhaust and to achieve clean production. Green River is on full speed on the path of green, nature and harmony!