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Peerless Mfg. Co. / HQ: Dallas / Revenue: $116 million / Employees: 400 / Specialty: Filtration equipment and environmental systems / Peter Burlage, CEO: “What’s unique is that it uses physics to drive the reaction as opposed to thermodynamics.” Good as Gold a technology being adapted promises to turn waste streams into revenue streams. by russ gager peerless designs, manufactures a range of high-efficiency separation filtration systems. Like medieval alchemists, Peerless Mfg. Co. really is turning lead into gold. The new patent-pending process from the Clean Energy and Fuel Co. (CEFCO) that it is testing for its Environmental Systems Division and for future distribution in North America can remove valuable byproducts out of industrial exhausts and reclaim them for sale. “We did not invent the base technology – we are licensing the manufacturing rights from the inventors,” CEO Peter Burlage explains about the process. “We are working with the inventors to do the lab testing and to complete the development and innovation to take it from invention to a fully developed product that can be utilized in multiple industries.” Peerless Mfg. Co. now has manufacturing rights in the United States for the CEFCO technology. “Basically, the technology can be applied to any exhaust gas coming from any hydrocarbon combustion, even waste incineration,” Burlage continues. “From the exhaust emission, it can clean up pollutants.” The process is concentrated on removing sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and heavy metals. “The CEFCO system will be at the core of Peerless’ Environmental System offering for the future.” “The focus is primarily on hazardous air pollutants that are controlled by the EPA, but it can also handle greenhouse gas pollutants, such as carbon dioxide,” Burlage notes. The process uses a hydra-cyclone process in which a supersonic injection nozzle creates a reactive atmosphere in a chamber. The pollutant is then condensed out selectively into a fluid that is further processed into a saleable byproduct. Such byproducts include metals, NOx, and SOx that can be converted into liquid or dry fertilizers. Carbon dioxide can be captured for use in other processes, such as enhancing oil recovery in wells, which will lead 102 WINTER 2011

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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011
Global Strategies
Business Value
Freudenberg Household Products
O.K. Foods Inc.
DJO Inc.
CMC Biologics
Packaging Progressions Inc.
Denison Industries
Burr Oak Tool Inc.
Cambridge International
Certified Transmission
Elopak Inc.
Patriot Forge Co.
Aseptic Solutions USA
Comex Group/Frazee Paint
Fabrica Fine Carpet and Rugs
Munroe Inc.
Peerless Mfg. Co.
Canplas Industries
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed
R.F. Hunter Co.
Ace Electronics
Advanced Fiber Technologies
Behringer Saws Inc.
Berger Paints – Trinidad Ltd.
DBS Manufacturing Inc.
DDH Enterprise
Deltak LLC
EVS Metal
Fisher Tank Co.
Hanford Pharmaceuticals
Hess Industries Inc.
Holjeron Inc.
Mid-Continent Engineering
New England Ropes
Ranor Inc.
SET Enterprises Inc.
Swaim Inc.
Total Electronics LLC
Weinbrenner Shoe Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011