Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 15

inside at.... Ship & Shore Environmental

A

noosheh Oskouian, owner and
CEO of California-based Ship &
Shore Environmental, founded
the company, which specialises in environmental pollution
abatement, in 2000 - 'so this is
the twentieth year that we are
active', she said, speaking with
Sustainable Plastics.
Back then, there were a great
many rules and regulations
starting to be enacted across
the US by the EPA, aimed at
reducing overall pollution and
addressing pollution emanating
from the industry and manufacturing sectors.
"The systems and equipment available at that time
were very preliminary, very
basic," said Oskouian. "Flaring
was used to burn off excess
gaseous material, sending pollutants into the atmosphere."
Stricter rules meant that this
practice was curbed, leaving the
industry to seek other solutions.
"We became very involved
in designing different types of
equipment suitable for different

industrial sectors and all kinds
of manufacturers. We saw that
there was no one fits all solution,
because different processes,
different applications, different
types of manufacturing have different needs," Oskouian said.
Ship & Shore Environmental
saw an opportunity and began
custom designing systems precisely tailored to each customer's requirements. As the company is located in California,
it has a front-row seat when it
comes to environmental legislation, and this gave it something of a head start, allowing
it to 'get into the game early'
and to develop the knowhow
and experience to grow from an
equipment manufacturer into a
system supplier.
"Yes, we were one of the
original companies who were
doing it. I am happy to say that
we have been growing steadily
ever since," Oskouian asserted.
As she described it: "We have
our own, full manufacturing
facility, so we basically do the
front-end, which is design and
consulting, all the way through

the manufacturing of what the
equipment is required to meet.
And we have a team that goes
out and executes and directs
the products that we manufacture. We basically refer to ourselves as a one-stop shop for all
the pollution needs that people
may have."

Not just filters
Pollution abatement is a fairly general description, but the
systems designed by this company specifically aim to combat
VOCs. Oskouian explained:
"A brief description would be
that in any facility where a considerable volume of chemicals
are processed in a given environment, such as plastic manufacturers making the resins, or
printing facilities that print the
films - all of the chemicals usually have what are referred to as
volatile organic compounds, or
VOCs. And these compounds
generally just go up through
the stack or the chimneys of
the various pieces of equipment
that are in place."

Ship & Shore assesses the
situation, comes up with a design that collects all the compounds produced that are not
only going through the stack
but that are also in the work environment itself. These are then
sent to a piece of equipment
outside the plant.
"We get rid of all the organic
compounds through the process of extremely efficient destruction," said Oskouian. "We
often hear, oh, you make filters
- but just filters cannot get rid
of organic compounds."
What remains following this
process of destruction is CO2
and water, or more precisely,
water vapour - 'water doesn't
last in that temperature'. Every
harmful organic compound is
destroyed, so that the air out
of the stack is absolutely clean.
"All our systems are mandated to be tested and verified by
third party entities, wherever in
the world. We have always met
the requirements," she clarified.
The result of the efforts
of this company and others
continued on page 16

WE DRIVE THE
CIRCULAR ECONOMY.

Whether it is inhouse, postconsumer or bottle recycling:
you can only close loops in a
precise and profitable way if
machines are perfectly tuned
for the respective application.
Count on the number 1
technology from EREMA
when doing so: over 6000
of our machines and systems
produce around 14.5 million
tonnes of high-quality pellets
like this every year -
in a highly efficient and
energy-saving way.

CHOOSE THE NUMBER ONE.

2003016ERE_Sustainable Plastics.indd 1

May/June 2020

19.03.20 18:52

15


https://www.erema.com/

Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020

Contents
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - Cover1
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - Cover2
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - Contents
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 4
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 5
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 6
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 7
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 8
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 9
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 10
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 11
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 12
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 13
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 14
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 15
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 16
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 17
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 18
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 19
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 20
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 21
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 22
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 23
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 24
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 25
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 26
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 27
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 28
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 29
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 30
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 31
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 32
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 33
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 34
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 35
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 36
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 37
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 38
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 39
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - 40
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - Cover3
Sustainable Plastics - May/June 2020 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com