Leading The Way In Sustainable Manufacturing: Cerigo's Innovative Approach

By Mishaal Chinai Published On: October 30, 2023 Categories: Business

Leading The Way In Sustainable Manufacturing: Cerigo's Innovative Approach

Turning By-products into Assets

We believe that great processes should not just be about producing high-quality chemicals in a safe and efficient manner; they should also do so in a way that minimizes their environmental footprint. In the chemical industry, the process of acyl chlorination generates toxic gaseous by-products, namely hydrogen chloride (HCl) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). Traditionally, these by-products are converted to aqueous waste, saturated with dissolved solids, which are a significant environmental burden. However, at Cerigo, we have innovated this into an untapped resource. The concept is a unique multistage scrubbing system to capture and convert all gaseous discharge into reusable raw materials for subsequent batches.

The Scrubbing System: A Marvel of Innovation

Our custom designed scrubbing system is the heart of our sustainability efforts during acyl chlorination. This system is a testament to our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the chemical industry. Here's how it works:

Preparation: Prior to every batch, each scrubber is freshly charged with a unique scrubbing media (a reactant) in its requisite molar stoichiometry.

Capture: As the acyl chlorination process progresses, any generated hydrogen chloride and sulfur dioxide is immediately captured and passed through the multistage scrubbing system. Each stream of the two gaseous by products has a primary and secondary stage. The secondary stage ensures that any overspill of gas is scrubbed, and none is emitted into the atmosphere.

Quality Standards: Through temperature controls and online monitoring systems the quality of the by-products meets the highest quality standards for reuse.

Recycle: These final by-products are stored and once analysed and approved by our quality control, serve as raw materials for subsequent batches. A seamless integration of this process allows for 100% consumption of all generated by-product.

Benefits of our Innovation

The benefits of this innovative approach are manifold:

Reduced Environmental Impact: By recycling all gaseous by-products, we significantly reduce our emissions and environmental impact. This system reduces up to 50% of aqueous effluent which aligns perfectly with our commitment to sustainability.

Cost Efficiency: Recycling these by-products is not just environmentally responsible; it's cost-effective. Waste management is a major cost centre in any manufacturing operation and, by reducing waste and our dependence on virgin raw materials, we greatly reduce our costs.

Sustainable Growth: As a result of our sustainable practices, Cerigo is well-positioned for future growth. We can meet increasing demands without compromising our values.

Our Vision for a Greener Tomorrow

At Cerigo, we believe that innovation and sustainability go hand in hand. Our approach to acyl chlorination is just one example of how we're redefining the boundaries of what is possible in chemical manufacturing. We are committed to investing in technologies and practices that not only benefit our business but also contribute to a greener and more sustainable world. By using innovation as a catalyst for change, we spearhead the transformation of the chemical industry, proving that responsible manufacturing is not just a concept—it's our reality.

Cerigo is not just a company; it's a commitment to a brighter, more sustainable future. Together, we can change the world, one innovation at a time.

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