Entries by dominickdalsanto

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Baghouse Malfunction Causes Plant To Tell Workers “Stay Home!”

Bay Minette, Alabama – A Baghouse fire at a furniture manufacturing plant led to the closure of the entire site for several days. The Bay Minette, Alabama plant operated by Standard Furniture Manufacturing Co. suffered an explosion and ensuing fire in two silos that contain sawdust collected by the plant’s larger dust collection system. While […]

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Lack of Baghouse Maintenance Leads to Heavy Fines For Wood Pellet Manufacturer

Athens, Maine, USA – Violations regarding the operation and maintenance of a Baghouse have led to heavy fines of over $30,000 being imposed to a wood processing plant in Athens, Maine. The fines were issued by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. The fines were issued to the plant for violating terms of their state […]

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Industrial Air Permits – Overcoming the Difficulties

By Dominick DalSanto Environmental Technologies Expert & Author Baghouse.com In today’s world increasing public attention is being given to environmental issues. Politicians and lawmakers are following suit by making modifications to existing pollution control legislation. The general consensus is that environmental regulations are going to be getting much tougher in the near future. Even though […]

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U.S. Congress to Force OSHA to Issue Combustible Dust Safety Standards

Dominick DalSanto Environmental & Dust Collection Technologies Expert & Author Baghouse.com On February 7th 2009 an explosion at the Imperial Sugar Refinery in Port Wentworth, Georgia kill 14 workers, injured dozens more, and resulted in millions of dollars worth of damages. What was the source of this horrifically powerful industrial explosion that took over a […]


U.S. Manufacturing Up 4% – Industry Execs Say Looking To Expand In 2011

By Dominick DalSanto Environmental Technologies Expert & Author Baghouse.com Recently published reports are showing an increasingly positive outlook for the future of the U.S. manufacturing field. A reported 91% of management at U.S. manufacturers say that they outlook is significantly more optimistic than it was in the previous quarter. In addition nearly 60% believe that […]

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Would We Have Clean Air Without Governmental Regulation?

Editorial By Dominick DalSanto Environmental Technologies Expert & Author Baghouse.com With recent battles on Capital Hill in Washington D.C. regarding the EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) increasing impact on the nation’s economy, many questions are being raised as to the effectiveness of governments having a active role in environmental affairs. One particularly interesting, and controversial question […]

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One Dust Explosion Per Week in UK, and 2000 Per Year in Europe Says New Study

A new report by leading industry experts states that 2000 dust explosions in factories and industrial facilities across Europe each year. An average of 50 per year are reported in the UK alone, nearly one a week. The report prepared by Dr. Julian Hought of risk management specialists, HFL Risk Services, also highlights that a […]

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22 Months More of Life, and 31.5 Billion Euros Saved by Reducing Air Pollution in Europe’s Cites

Reducing air pollution in major European cities could add 22 months to local life expectancy and save 31.5 billion euros ($43.4 billion) in health costs and work absenteeism, concludes a European Commission-funded study released Wednesday. One of the largest sources of persistent, air pollution is particulate matter emitted during the burning of fossil fuels such […]